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Heavy Rain tops UK charts, shortages follow

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Heavy Rain has topped both the individual and all formats chart in the UK, bringing in approximately one-hundred-thousand sales in the country alone. The game is Sony’s first British number one since Killzone 2 released this time last year.

Last week was the turn of Sega’s Aliens Vs. Predator, which drops to second place with a 38 per cent reduction in sales. White Knight Chronicles also debuts this week, coming in at number 35 on the all formats chart.

Due to the highly promising sales of Quantic Dream’s debut PS3 title in the UK, shortages have been reported in the country with a SCE UK spokesperson telling MCV:

“We have been extremely delighted with the demand for Heavy Rain. Whilst it isn’t out of stock we are aware that supplies are running low. There is still supply in the chain, but I’m afraid if you’re hunting for a copy it may require a little extra footwork. There will be more stock arriving next week.

“In the meantime we thank everyone for their excitement and their support for this title and also for their patience if they are still seeking a copy.”

TOP 20 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE (ALL PRICES), WEEK ENDING 27 February 2010

LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher
- 1 HEAVY RAIN QUANTIC DREAM SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1 2 ALIENS VS PREDATOR REBELLION SEGA SEGA
2 3 JUST DANCE UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
9 4 WII FIT PLUS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
6 5 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 6 WII SPORTS RESORT NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
4 7 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
- 8 SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING SUMO DIGITAL SEGA SEGA
3 9 BIOSHOCK 2 2K MARIN 2K GAMES TAKE 2
5 10 FIFA 10 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
8 11 MARIO & SONIC AT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SEGA SEGA SEGA
- 12 NAPOLEON: TOTAL WAR CREATIVE ASSEMBLY SEGA SEGA
12 13 FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 TURN 10 STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
14 14 LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME TRAVELLER’S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 15 VANCOUVER 2010 EUROCOM ENTERTAINMENT SEGA SEGA
13 16 JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR: THE GAME UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
17 17 MARIO KART WII NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
21 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV ROCKSTAR NORTH PLATINUM TAKE 2
15 19 MASS EFFECT 2 BIOWARE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
18 20 PEPPA PIG: THE GAME ASYLUM P2 GAMES UBISOFT
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Comments (19)

  • ARC-1300

    Yeah!!!! take that MW2!

  • ReneidKlein

    I can’t think of a more deserving game right now.

  • Dreamer_Lion

    Nice. Especially for a game like this (which is a big “experiment”), it should encourage developers to take more risks and deliver new kind of games.

  • coolsalajr

    WOW! higher than mario

  • Moocows111111

    Yes XD Heavy Rain is very deserving of this, because not only does it have a fantastic story, the story is totally dependent on you and your actions XD

  • WonsAuto

    Good to see this, the 3 hours I’ve played so far have been mostly fantastic. Not a big fan of all the crazy accents, and it took about an hour for me to warm to the game, but other than that it’s been really fascinating stuff.

  • 30NIGHTCRAWLER30

    LOL! Nice…. take that Call Of Duty 6:Modern Warfare 2

  • Dr. Moogle

    nice indeed! but it really doesnt feel that surprising lol

    go QD!

  • taus90

    Only played demo, i think it was good. but people are going for the game… am i missing something did sony market this game differently or what.

  • george

    im glad its selling well i didnt think it would. also glad its a playstation exclusive we have much better games than xbox. ecpecially with granturismo coming out and god of war 3 and modaation racers.

  • Dr. Moogle

    lol wow, shortages? this reminds me of demons souls lol

  • SonyJunkie

    I guess the UK love themselves a good SP game with an amazing story where over here in the states, it is all about the FPS. Which I personally do not like very much unless it has a badass story which does not happen.

    CoD 4 was really good though.

  • 12carzam

    heavy rain is awesome i know why they bought it now so epic

  • Thorzilla

    Too many good games already, damn. I think I won’t be getting this one either since it doesn’t really call my attention, but great to see an exclusive get to the top of the charts.

  • scottspeed

    It is a fantastic game and well worth the number one spot. Im very glad people are realising how great this game is by buying it

  • VofEscaflowne

    It’ll be interesting to see NPD sales data once they’re released over here. Hopefully they have been able to keep in with demand in case it’s been selling well but a friend of mine has been having quite a hard time finding a copy at Best Buy. The game is very deserving of its sales and is being received a lot better than it would, from reviews and gamers alike.

  • 12carzam

    i know there are to many games coming out for the year 2010

  • TRF

    It’s nice to see such creativity selling well. Because that will convince more devs to be creative.

    But I wonder: where was the UK’s love of creativity when Psychonauts was out?!

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