Aliens: Colonial Marines still doing great in UK this week, drops to #5 spot

Even with big budget new titles like Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Aliens: Colonial Marines still takes up a spot on the UK charts coming in #5. Frankly, the game doesn’t deserve to chart at all, but I guess in a perfect world most of these titles wouldn’t chart.

Last week Aliens: Colonial Marines took the #1 spot, beating out Dead Space 3 which took #2. This week it beats that game at the same pace, since Dead Space 3 is #6 on the charts this week. So, at least in the UK, Aliens: Colonial Marines is more successful than the higher rated Dead Space 3. So, in the end, do reviews matter?


8 responses to “Aliens: Colonial Marines still doing great in UK this week, drops to #5 spot

  1. Mike says:

    At the end of the day I believe what truly matters is the player that plays any game they buy. If he or she enjoys the game then so be it.

  2. Ben says:

    Dropping down 4 spaces in a week’s time isn’t exactly the strongest of holds, for either Aliens or Dead Space.

  3. Hitrax says:

    Hopefully Sega makes some good money back from this, considering the complete rip off they’ve endured thanks to Gearbox buggering it up.

    • mjc says:

      Are you nuts? SEGA isn’t the victim, we are the victims. SEGA screwed us over, they should have canceled this crap instead of releasing it to try and get money back. Hopefully SEGA goes out of business for screwing over gamers this way. If Gearbox screwed them they should have taken legal action against Gearbox, not screw gamers over by releasing a broken product.

      In fact, SEGA is the biggest villain in this entire story. We still don’t know for sure what happened with Gearbox and Timetop or whoever it was, but we absolutely know for sure that SEGA took a look at the product Gearbox handed them and decided to release it instead of saying “This is crap, we can’t sell this”.

  4. Ben says:

    That the game seems to be doing okay is good in that it won’t bankrupt Sega, though (as always) I think it’s unfortunate that people are being suckered into buying mediocre license titles over so many other well-deserving games.

    • betablocker says:

      Yeah, so they can live to screw consumers another day.

      Seriously, I thought Simon Jeffery was just a bad fish and when he left I thought the license crap would end, but it appears Sega is still at it.

  5. Ben says:

    Yup, sadly. It’s why so many people don’t buy Sega games anymore, they just rent them.

  6. inthesky says:

    1. Power of the Alien brand
    2. Lag for the bad word-of-mouth to circulate / launch time means people don’t realize the game sucks that quickly

    I hope the parties involved don’t make much money off of Aliens, and believe the debacle is well-earned.

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