Skip to main content

Xbox 360 Devil May Cry 4 outsells PS3 version in the UK


Time and again, it has been claimed by some game editors, analysts and Sony fanboys that Europe is Sony territory. It's quite unusual, then, for the once-playstation-exclusive Devil May Cry series to be selling more now on the Xbox 360 than on the Playstation 3:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=238425

"Capcom celebrate No1 with ‘Devil May Cry 4’, the long-standing Sony PS2 exclusive arrives on PS3…but is now no longer entirely a Playstation brand and debuts simultaneously on Xbox360.

It has been nearly 3 years since the last version and ‘DMC4’ achieves something none of the other versions did – a No1 position on the All Formats chart and the individual format charts (DMC as a PS2 brand only ever got to No2). Xbox 360 takes the lion’s share of DMC4 sales with 61% over the 2 formats. Sega’s ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games’ climbs 2 places to No2 (+85%) thanks to the arrival of the DS version to accompany the huge-selling Wii version (half a million sales in its first 7 weeks). Given the fact that the Mario and Sonic title was actually No1 on this chart in the week prior to Christmas 2007, one wonders if Sega might have held on to the coveted Christmas No1 spot if the DS version had shipped back then. In third place is a re-working of an original classic from over 10 years ago, first released by Acclaim on N64 in 1997 – Disney’s ‘Turok’ on PS3/Xbox360 is the first game from Disney-owned Propaganda Games in Canada. With such a plethora of new releases EA’s ‘Burnout Paradise’ drops from No1 to No4 whilst the new release extravaganza continues with Oxygen’s ‘PDC World Championship Darts 08’ – released 3 weeks ago on PS2/PC, the arrival of the Wii version causes a storm at retail as it debuts here at No6 (and No2 on the Wii Chart). Also debuting strongly is Sega’s ‘The Club’ on Xbox360/PS3 at No9, Eidos’ ‘Conflict: Denied Ops’ on Xbox360/PS3/PC at No11 and a new DS brain trainer from Nintendo – ‘Professor Kageyama’s Maths Training’ at No16. "

Here's the chart for the UK:

http://www.charttrack.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110032

"TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE - INDIVIDUAL FORMATS (UNITS), WEEK ENDING 9 February 2008
01 (__) [360] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
02 (__) [NDS] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
03 (01) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
04 (__) [PS3] Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
05 (__) [WII] Pdc World Championship Darts 08 (Oxygen Interactive)
06 (__) [360] Turok (Disney Interactive Studios)
07 (05) [NDS] Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
08 (__) [PS3] Turok (Disney Interactive Studios)
09 (03) [PS3] Burnout Paradise (Electronic Arts)
10 (06) [NDS] More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima (Nintendo)
11 (02) [360] Burnout Paradise (Electronic Arts)
12 (07) [360] Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
13 (10) [WII] Carnival: Funfair Games (Take 2)
14 (04) [WII] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
15 (__) [NDS] Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (Nintendo)
16 (13) [PS3] Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
17 (__) [360] The Club (Sega)
18 (09) [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
19 (11) [WII] Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
20 (12) [NDS] Cooking Mama (505 Games)
21 (__) [360] Conflict: Denied Ops (Eidos)
22 (__) [PS3] The Club (Sega)
23 (08) [WII] Donkey Kong: Jet Race (Nintendo)
24 (__) [PS3] Conflict: Denied Ops (Eidos)
25 (14) [WII] Sonic And The Secret Rings (Sega)
26 (26) [PC] Football Manager 2008 (Sega)
27 (21) [NDS] 42 All-time Classics (Nintendo)
28 (23) [PS3] Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Sony Computer Ent.)
29 (18) [360] Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
30 (17) [WII] Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Nintendo)
31 (25) [NDS] Sight Training (Nintendo)
32 (20) [PS3] Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
33 (__) [WII] Medal Of Honor: Heroes 2 (Electronic Arts)
34 (27) [360] Forza Motorsport 2 (Microsoft)
35 (15) [WII] Ghost Squad (Sega)
36 (19) [WII] Mario Strikers Charged Football (Nintendo)
37 (24) [360] Kingdom Under Fire: Circle Of Doom (Microsoft)
38 (__) [PC] The Sims: Castaway Stories (Electronic Arts)
39 (22) [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo)
40 (30) [WII] Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Lucasarts)
Wii = 13
X360 = 9
DS = 8
PS3 = 8
PC = 2 "

Other charts available at:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=238425

Popular posts from this blog

Gamers based in the Philippines: How to get in Xbox Live

NOTE: This article has recently been updated (as of August 12, 2006). Singapore no longer lets you input '00000' as your zip code. Please see below for alternate zip codes.

So you're a Filipino living in the Philippines with a brand-spanking new Xbox 360. You've heard about all the wonderful stories on Xbox Live. You happen to have a pretty good broadband connection. One day, you try out the Xbox Live sign-up options on your 360, and you find out to your dismay that your country is NOT listed. What do you do?

Now, you can probably enjoy your 360 without live at all, but I have to tell you: YOU ARE MISSING OUT. As Peter Moore said in the recent MS Press Conference: "Having your 360 connected to Xbox Live is as vital as having your computer connected to the Internet".

He is so damned right.

I've been playing on Xbox Live for almost a year now (both on my original Xbox and the Xbox 360). Essentially I found out all of this with a little bit of research, a little…

Xbox One - System / Games general review

We picked up a [kinect-less] Xbox One a few weeks ago and have been putting it through its paces. Overall, right now I feel pretty good about this console. But I have to admit, the first experience of buying it is not very good. I'll go with the BAD news first. But do note that it isn't all bad news....

- The first time you bring it home, the console can't work without Internet. That's because it needs an absolutely-unoverrideable mandatory update. Basically, if you get this for your birthday and it's 7PM, expect to actually play games on it around a day or so later, depending on your internet speed.

- The first patch I got for it was around 800MB. This number might have changed by the time of this writing.

- All the launch games now have accumulated patches/updates over 16+ GB in size. Not just Dead Rising 3, which has been reported widely in the media. Even Forza 5.

- My internet at home is PLDT 3Mbps; managed to get all the updates pretty quickly....that's a…

E3 2015 Conferences from the Big Three - My thoughts

Microsoft:

- They get a lot of points from me for actually announcing games that will be out in 2015.
- The Backwards Compatibility update is a huge surprise that I absolutely did not expect. Having BC is difficult and expensive to do, but somehow MS managed to do it, which leads me to believe the solution they found is an inexpensive one if they've decided it's practical to do QA work for the Xbox 360s gigantic library of games and make them all work on the Xbox One. If it was too complicated or expensive they probably wouldn't have bothered. But since they did, I think we're going to see full BC some time soon for all games. It's only a matter of time.
- Halo 5 looked fantastic, but 343 has a lot of work to do to restore faith, after the horrific launch of the Halo Master Chief Collection. I think they can do it, and I'd imagine they're certainly motivated now. If they screw this one up....MS might reconsider forming a new team to handle the Halo franchis…