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Doom 3 blasted its way to the top of the UK sales chart in its first week of release, becoming the fifth-fastest selling PC game of all time in the country.

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David Jenkins

August 17, 2004

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Doom 3 blasted its way to the top of the UK sales chart in its first week of release, becoming the fifth-fastest selling PC game of all time in the country. More importantly for Activision, it marks the company’s sixth consecutive week at the number-one spot, thanks to the strong performance of Spider-Man 2. For the month of July, Activision was the market leader in the UK -- the first time in the company’s history that's happened. With Doom 3’s release, it's possible the company will remain on top in August. Elsewhere in the chart, there was little movement. Sales Athens 2004 were bolstered by the Summer Olympics, nudging the game up a few spots on the chart. The Xbox excusive, The Chronicles of Riddick, entered at number five –- again proving how difficult it is for even a AAA Xbox title to chart highly in the UK.

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LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

NE

Doom 3

Activision

PC

1

2

1

Spider-Man 2

Activision

All

6

3

5

Athens 2004

SCEE

PS2

7

4

2

DRIV3R

Atari

PS2/Xb

9

5

NE

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Vivendi

Xb

1

6

4

Need for Speed: Underground

EA

All

39

7

3

Shrek 2

Activision

All

9

8

9

Formula One 04

SCEE

PS2

3

9

7

FIFA Football 2004

EA

All

42

10

11

The Sims: Bustin' Out

EA

PS2/Xb/GC/GBA

21

Official UK Leisure Software Charts (c) ELSPA compiled by Chart-Track

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David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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