Portal 2 has been crowned king of the UK game chart today.
Valve’s puzzle-platformer knocked Zumba Fitness off the top spot, and also bested another big new release, Mortal Kombat, to reach number one.
And the breakdown has been revealed by Chart Track, CVG reports, the rather surprising news being that the Xbox accounted for 54% of sales, with the PS3 on 35%. The remaining 11% were PC buyers – although Chart Track doesn’t count Steam sales, so the PC figures are much higher than this in reality.
The Xbox grabbing the lion’s share is surprising because the PS3 version offers cross-platform play with Steam for online multiplayer against PC owners, meaning a large and competitive player base. Valve also called the PS3 game the “best console version”.
Of course, it’s rather unfortunate for the PS3 that PSN has been down for the majority of last week, which could have caused people to think twice about buying Portal 2 straight off the bat.
Although we’re not sure how big an effect this would have had, given that you can still indulge in the single player, of course.
Alternatively, it could be fallout from the PS3 port of The Orange Box, which didn’t do Valve any great favours with Sony console players.
We’ll have to see if next week sales figures show a spike in PS3 owners purchasing.