Dead Island Riptide Hits Top Of UK Charts

Written by on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 10:15 AM
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Dead Island Riptide has fought its way to the top of the UK charts, placing itself above Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider.

The Xbox 360 version accounted for 71 per cent of all sales, including the controversial Zombie Bait Edition, which featured the much maligned bloody female torso model...

Even topping the charts though, Riptide has still underperformed overall, selling less than half the numbers the original Dead Island managed in its first week.

Judging from the mediocre reviews the game has received so far (with metacritic scores no higher than 65), it comes as a surprise that the game is selling so well. It may be critically divisive, like it predecessor, yet commercially it seems to be working.

You may remember similar situations earlier in the year, with both SimCity and Aliens: Colonial Marines (widely slammed by reviewers and the media) topped the sales charts.

Here's the Top 20 UK chart for the week ending April 27:

1. Dead Island: Riptide
2. Injustice: Gods Among Us
3. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
4. Star Trek
5. Tomb Raider
6. BioShock Infinite
7. FIFA 13
8. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
9. Defiance
10. Luigi's Mansion 2
11. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
12. Far Cry 3
13. Fire Emblem: Awakening
14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
15. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed
16. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
17. Hitman: Absolution
18. Skylanders Giants
19. Aliens: Colonial Marines
20. Assassin's Creed III

Dead Island sliced through the 5 million mark for sales earlier this year, but we'll have to wait and see if Riptide will be able to follow in it's footsteps. Does this game deserve to be at the top of the charts? Do you think the charts are misleading compared to scores? Tell us your thoughts below!

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03:22 May-02-2013

Really? I thought this game was a complete rip off of the first game.. Well, it's a good thing to hear though..

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17:17 May-16-2013

Regardless of it's shortcomings. If its fun to play, why the hell not?

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20:40 May-01-2013

I cant actually believe this. That list is SO WRONG in so many levels.

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14:10 May-01-2013

British lads love gory action, haha :P

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11:35 May-01-2013

Dead Island have a lot of fans, thats for sure!

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10:10 May-01-2013

finished it 2 hours ago and it was a good game

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10:11 May-01-2013

Better than the other DI releases? :D

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10:19 May-01-2013

no

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11:20 May-01-2013

How long is gameplay? 6hours?

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11:24 May-01-2013

I think about 15-20 hours long..

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18:40 May-01-2013

12 hours without side missions ;)

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09:49 May-01-2013

Lego city 8th LOL

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09:47 May-01-2013

Well, for me, it looked more like a DLC for Dead Island. Still, it was a nice game..

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09:41 May-01-2013

good :)
i need to try that game :)

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09:50 May-01-2013

same here. Thinking about it. :)

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