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UK Chart: God of War debuts at No. 2 in series' second biggest launch

Kratos' latest fails to top God of War 3... and Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider spends a second week at No. 1 in the latest UK all formats all prices chart, after becoming the biggest launch of 2013 so far.

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It means God of War: Ascension has to settle for second place, having managed to accumulate less than half the sales of its predecessor during the same period.

Ascension does however become the second biggest Week 1 in the series, surpassing the debut of God of War 2 which took the No1 back in 2007.

Two more new releases in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 make up the No. 3 and No. 4 places, while last week's No. 2 SimCity drops to fifth place.

GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (previous week):

  1. TOMB RAIDER
  2. GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION
  3. STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM
  4. SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2
  5. SIMCITY
  6. FIFA 13
  7. FAR CRY 3
  8. CRYSIS 3
  9. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
  10. THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE
  11. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
  12. HITMAN ABSOLUTION
  13. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
  14. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
  15. DEAD SPACE 3
  16. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
  17. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
  18. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (XBOX 360 CLASSICS)
  19. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
  20. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3

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