Rockstar and Take 2 are left toasting their success as Max Payne 3 wins the head-to-head with Blizzard’s Diablo 3.

Max Payne’s triumph continues a string of number ones for Rockstar, following similar results for LA Noire and GTA IV to name but two.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 20 May 2012:

1 – MAX PAYNE 3 – TAKE 2
2 – DIABLO III – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
3 – FIFA STREET – EA
4 – SNIPER ELITE V2 – 505 GAMES
5 – FIFA 12 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 – PROTOTYPE 2 – ACTIVISION
7 – CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 – ACTIVISION
8 – BATTLEFIELD 3 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
9 – ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS – UBISOFT
10 – MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA

UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.