‘Dead Island: Riptide’ Tops Weekly Sales Charts

Dead Island: Riptide was this week’s champion when it came to video game sales on the UK charts.

The zombie based sequel managed to take the top spot despite the fact that it didn’t do as well as the previous version of the game did upon its release.

It seems as though we should start getting used to the fact that video game sales are simply not going to be doing as well as their earlier counterparts.

Taking second place on the list was Injustice: Gods Among Us, which fell one spot this week after being number one on the list a week ago.

If there was any game that truly shocked people with its poor sales, it has to be BioShock: Infinite. That game came out like gangbusters, taking the top spot three weeks in a row.

When Gods Among Us hit store shelves, Booker DeWitt’s title dropped to number two. Comparatively the title’s drop out of the top five, to number six is rather precipitous.

One has to wonder whether the number of articles that have been written about the ending of the game hasn’t actually hurt sales.

Video games that have twist endings to be incredibly popular out of the gate, but, once people find out what the twist actually is, there is less incentive for people to buy the game later on.

In this case, BioShock: Infinite‘s popularity might have hurt its bottom line. Dead Island: Riptide doesn’t have any sort of spoilers to worry about.

That also could leave the zombie survival horror game sitting atop the list for a rather short period of time. In 2011, when the original game release it sold twice as many copies as this version.

Rounding out the top five was Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, Star Trek and Tomb Raider.

Do you think Dead Island: Riptide can hold onto the top spot for a second week?