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South Park probes its way into first place in this week's charts

Jonathan Lester
South Park: The Stick of Truth, UK Games Charts, UK retail

South Park probes its way into first place in this week's charts

The fallow season is well and truly over as March begins to rev up in earnest. South Park: The Stick Of Truth has launched straight into first place, thanks to both rave reviews and its unapologetically, wonderfully crude sense of humour. It's well-deserved, seeing as Obsidian's long-overdue RPG is one of the best licensed titles of recent years.

Solid if underwhelming Thief stays strong in second place (again, be sure to tinker with the difficulty settings to find a butter zone between accessibility, challenge and stealth) - while Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 plummets down to 24th. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is still enjoying strong sales, ensconced in third, making the most of its last week in the sun before fellow EA multiplayer shooter Titanfall launches this week. We expect that Respawn's anticipated FPS is going to do rather well in this week's charts, to put things mildly.

Anyway, as always, we've got the official UK Top Ten after the break. What games are you playing?

UK Charts: Week Ending 8th March, 2014 (previous chart position in parentheses, links to reviews where appropriate)

  1. South Park: The Stick of Truth (new)
  2. Thief (new)
  3. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (4)
  4. The LEGO Movie Videogame (2)
  5. FIFA 14 (3)
  6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (5)
  7. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (8)
  8. Battlefield 4 (6)
  9. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (7)
  10. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (9)

Click here for the full top 40, courtesy of GFK Chart-Track >>

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