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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:

"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:

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 "

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