UK Sales: Lost World Doesn’t Chart; Aliens CM Does

UK Sales: Lost World Doesn’t Chart; Aliens CM Does

by December 16, 2013

Wonder World Now Warped

From the department of Why? comes word out of the latest GFK Chart Track rankings in the UK of something you probably expected by now, and definitely something you did not.

Once again, Sonic Lost World did not make the multiplatform top 40, or any platform specific chart on Wii U or 3DS.  But making a return appearance despite lousy reviews and even a lawsuit in the Western US is Aliens: Colonial Marines, which saw combined sales on XBOX 360 and PS3 high enough that it charted 33rd in sales on the multiplatform all-prices chart, not too far behind Super Mario 3D World on Wii U.

On the budget multiplatform top 40, A:CM came in 5th, beating out Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which climbed a place on the same chart to 14th week to week.

One can thank what appears to be a price drop that propelled A:CM on the last-gen systems.  The PS3 budget chart showed the game 2nd overall, and on the XBOX 360 budget chart, it was 4th.

To recap: A bad game from the beginning of the year is now beating the flagship Sonic title for the Holiday season.