Ukie Week 27 2012 UK Video Games Charts

 
Warner and Traveller’s Tales’ ‘Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ takes a third consecutive week at No1 (-30%) and last week’s third biggest new entry, Sega’s ‘London 2012: The Official Video Game’ is the only one of the three to increase in sales, climbing from No4 to No2 (+81%). Last week’s top new entry, Activision’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ drops from No2 to No3 (-15%) and the 2nd biggest new release from last week, 2K/Take 2’s ‘Spec Ops: The Line’ drops from No3 to No4 (-24%). Switching to this week and it is the return of Koch Media’s smash hit ‘Dead Island’ in ‘Game of the Year Edition’ (includes all additional content previously only available digitally) as the highest new entry at No5. Note that ‘Dead Island’ was released last year in September and went on to become the 2nd biggest new IP of 2011, behind Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘L.A. Noire’. Also of note this week is the return of Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’ to the Top 10, up 26 places to No8 (+193%) thanks to across-the-board retail price promotional activity. MW3 therefore chalks up 30 of 35 weeks since launch within the Top 10 and is currently the 5th all-time highest unit seller in the UK and the 3rd in terms of revenue (behind ‘Black Ops’ and ‘MW2’). Also new this week is Square Enix’s ‘Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy’ for 3DS at No19, a new twist in the series since this is in fact a rhythm game featuring music from the original Final Fantasy right up to FF XIII. The final new release within the Top 40 is EA’s MMO ‘The Secret World’ at No38 which was developed by Funcom, makers of ‘Anarchy Online’ (2001) and the more recent ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’ (2008). ‘The Secret World’ was a Tuesday release (74% of week 1 sales occurred within the first 24 hours) and is already the 6th game this year to release mid-week, compared to just 3 over the same time-scale of 2011.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 07 July 2012

  1. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  2. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME - SEGA
  3. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  4. SPEC OPS: THE LINE - TAKE 2
  5. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - KOCH MEDIA
  6. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  7. FIFA 12 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  8. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  9. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER - UBISOFT
  10. FIFA STREET - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  11. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  12. SNIPER ELITE V2 - 505 GAMES / MASTERTRONIC
  13. MAX PAYNE 3 - TAKE 2
  14. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  15. BATTLEFIELD 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  16. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  17. MASS EFFECT 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  18. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - UBISOFT
  19. THEATRHYTHM: FINAL FANTASY - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  20. HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY - MICROSOFT
  21. DIABLO III - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  22. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO - MIND CANDY
  23. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  24. KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  25. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  26. RAYMAN ORIGINS - UBISOFT
  27. METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION - KONAMI
  28. MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
  29. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - NINTENDO
  30. WWE '12 - THQ
  31. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  32. GRAND SLAM TENNIS 2 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  33. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - TAKE 2
  34. NEED FOR SPEED: THE RUN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  35. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2012 - SEGA
  36. THE RATCHET & CLANK TRILOGY: CLASSICS HD - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  37. SKATE 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  38. THE SECRET WORLD - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  39. DIRT SHOWDOWN - CODEMASTERS
  40. MARIO KART WII – NINTENDO

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track