Street holds off Operation Raccoon
Monday, March 26, 2012 3:19 PM
'FIFA Street' has held on to its place at the top of the all-format gaming charts ahead of newcomer 'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City'.
Despite coming up short of the top spot, the latest survival horror from Capcom developed by Slant Six Games has broken the monopoly of EA, which had hold of the top four places last week.
Operation Raccoon City is the latest in a long line of titles that make up the gaming branch of the Resident Evil franchise and has landed at number two despite a mixed bag of reviews.
Set in 1998, gamers play as an Umbrella Security Services soldier sent into the ill-fated Raccoon City, which is suffering from a deadly 'T-virus' outbreak, with orders to cover up the source of the epidemic.
Meanwhile, the US government has quarantined the city and has sent in its own elite team to get to the bottom of the mysterious outbreak.
The game displaces BioWare's 'Mass Effect 3' into third, following an announcement last week that the company is working on a new ending.
Over 50,000 gamers have joined a protest group on Facebook campaigning for the conclusion of the third instalment to be altered.
Another football title from EA, 'FIFA 12' holds its ground at number four, ahead of the publisher's snowboarding game 'SSX', which falls two places to five.
Moving in the opposite direction is 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' from Activision up four places from 10th to 6th.
'Kid Icarus: Uprising' is Nintendo's only title in the top ten, making its debut at seven.
It sees the return of winged protagonist Pit, who since making his debut on the NES and later the Game Boy, has appeared in spin-off games such as 'Super Smash Bros Brawl'.
'Battlefield 3' makes a huge surge from 20th to 8th – giving EA its 5th title in the top ten list.
Inspired by the start of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne, British-developed 'F1 2011' from Codemasters climbs from 19th to 9th, while Sega's 'Mario and Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games' switches places with COD.