There must be some mistake. See, I've come into work today and some joker's sent me an email saying that Duke Nukem has sold more copies than any other game in the UK this week. They can't fool me. You can't buy vapourware. But... actually this 'joker' in question is UKIE and now I look around, the game shops are all full of game boxes with Duke on them and discs inside. Crikey - Duke is real, and after some 14 years, the development time has finally paid off. Duke's number one. All hail to the king, baby.
Duke's appearance has finally displaced LA Noire from the top of the charts and positively smashed the other new entries, with Infamous 2 coming in at 4, Red Faction: Armageddon at 8 and EA's MMA debuting at a disappointing 21. However, Infamous 2 did outsell the PS3 version of DNF, which Duke will probably amend with some guns and an act of depravity involving its neck.
Above: Duke's still refusing to change clothes or hairstyle, despite his look being over a decade out of date
Gamers are likely snapping up copies before they inevitably wake from this strange dream - and who can blame them? It's been the most ridiculously protracted development in the history of gaming, after all. We'll have our definitive review up soon, but for now, get out your camera for this Kodak moment. On this day, June 13, 2011, Duke Nukem is back in game stores, and on top of the world.
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track
13 Jun, 2011