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Tomb Raider is the UK’s biggest launch of the year so far.

The reboot is in top spot, and, according to UK sales company Chart-Track, “comfortably” outsold 2013’s previous best, Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, by more than double the week one sell-through.

In fact, this new Tomb Raider set a new record for the franchise in the UK. The previous best was Crystal Dynamics’ first game in the series, Tomb Raider: Legend, which in 2006 sold around half what the new Tomb Raider sold.

It should be noted though, that Tomb Raider (2013) is the first in the series to launch as an “event title”, that is, on Tuesday 5th March, and so had six days of sales to count towards its launch total. But, countering this, PC download sales are not included in Chart-Track’s data, so sales from Steam, for example, aren’t counted.

More records: the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Tomb Raider set new week one records as the fastest-selling individual formats of any Tomb Raider release so far. The previous record was held by Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, which released on PS2 in 2003.

EA’s SimCity enters the chart in second place. Again, it should be noted that PC sales through EA’s digital platform Origin are not counted by Chart-Track.

Elsewhere, Namco Bandai’s Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is a new entry at three, and EA The Sims 3: University Life, the ninth (!) expansion pack for The Sims 3, is new at four.

FIFA 13 is fifth and last week’s number one, EA’s Crysis 3, is down to sixth.

Source: EuroGamer

Crysis’ playable, rubbery nano-fellow is left maximum screwed by the final scenes of the latest Crysis 3 trailer, which strand him in space with nothing to shoot. If his suit has Twitter, he can @mentionCommander Chris Hadfield for a pick-up, otherwise he’ll be forced to latch on to a passing alien mothership and earn a shot at obliterating the alien menace for good.

It looks like there may be an interstellar finale in store, but much of the game will be about shooting men ‘n mechs on Earth. You’ll get plenty of that from the first four minutes of the latest trailer, which you’ll find below.

Crysis 3 is out next week, on February 19 in the US, February 21 in Australia, and February 22 in Europe.

Source: PCGamer

Crysis 3 is the pinnacle of what current generation consoles can produce, says Crytek boss.

“I actually think people will be astonished that next gen launch titles from other companies might not be much different from Crysis 3,” Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told CVG when asked what we can expect from his upcoming sci-fi FPS. “I don’t think Crytek can do more on current generation consoles than Crysis 3,” he added, mirroring earlier comments that console hardware was a massive barrier for Crysis 3.

Yerli went on to praise his team for creating a unique visual feel for the game that he believes has never been captured before, not even in movies. On the literal “urban jungle” setting that melds Crysis 1’s rainforests withCrysis 2’s cityscape, Yerli said, “It has not even been done in Hollywood. People might suggest there are similarities with I Am Legend, but that is quite different to this. I Am Legend is overgrown, but Crysis 3’s urban rainforest is a whole different level of that. It has its own identity and I’m very proud of what the team achieved in this regard.”

Crytek have been long-time proponents of the PC, turning only to consoles after disappointing Crysis 1 sales. Many fans felt that Crysis 2 was held back by the limitations of current gen consoles, but Crytek are aiming forCrysis 3’s definitive version to appear on PC, claiming that gamers want a reason to upgrade their hardware.

Crysis 3 will be released for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 19. When asked about a Wii U version of the game, Yerli said that the system is definitely powerful enough to handle it, but EA doesn’t see the value in porting the game to Nintendo’s console.

Source: CVG