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'Thief' beats out 'The Lego Movie Game' for top spot on UK sales charts

"Thief" debuted on the most recent UK sales charts at number one, despite critical mentions of the stealth based game being less than favorable. The newest chart, released Monday morning saw a couple of other debut titles start out in the top 10, though one game publisher has to be a bit disappointed in its game's showing.

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Thief gets top spot on UK sales charts
Square Enix

"Thief" stealing the top spot on the charts means that "The Lego Movie Video Game" slid down one spot to number 2 after two straight weeks as the king of the hill. "FIFA 14" continues to be a juggernaut when it comes to sales numbers and managed to stay in the top five at the number three spot overall.

Another title making its debut last week was "Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare" this game also got a number of less than glowing reviews, mainly because of the limited game play when it comes to single player. Still, the newest iteration in the long running series managed to open in the fourth spot of the UK sales charts.

"Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Battlefield 4" continued their head to head battle in the war between military shooters, with COD finishing one spot head of "Battlefield" yet again. "Lego Marvel Superheroes," the little crafting game that could in "Minecraft," and "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" finished seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.

"Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2" was the other debut title on this week's sales charts, making its appearance as a rather disappointing 10th on the charts. While the company has touted this is the second most successful debut, behind the original "Lords of Shadows" it seems likely barely making the top 10 isn't what its developer or publisher was really hoping for when it came to sales numbers.

The debut is even more troubling when you consider just how much better "Thief" was able to perform. The sneak and steal title obliterated the sales numbers from its predecessor way back in 2004 and could mean more sequels for a franchise that saw quite a few problems during development.

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