Ukie Week 34 2013 UK Video Games Charts

 
The top three are all new entries this week with ‘Saints Row IV’ landing at No1, followed by ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist’ at No2 and ‘Disney Infinity’ at No3. ‘Saints Row IV’ is the 4th biggest launch of the year so far (behind Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us). It fails to outperform the debut of predecessor ‘Saints Row: The Third’, but is still the second best launch for the controversial series. Taken over from THQ by Deep Silver/Koch, it is the ambitious publisher’s third different title to reach No1 in the All Formats chart this year (the others being Dead Island Riptide and Metro Last Light). This is a feat only matched by EA. Sales were split 69% on Xbox 360 and 31% on PS3. The highly anticipated ‘Disney Infinity’ opens strongly, selling 3.6 times more starter pack units at launch than the original Skylanders. It performed best on Xbox 360 with a 43% share, then PS3 at 22%, Wii 21%, Wii U 10% and 3DS 4%. Last week’s No1, ‘Payday 2’ (-76%) tumbles to No18 while the rest of the Top 10 mostly shuffles amongst themselves. ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ (+3%), ‘Black Ops II’ (-17%), ‘FIFA 13’ (-14%) and ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ (-9%) all drop two places to No’s 4, 5, 6 and 7 respectively. ‘Lego Batman 2’ (+1%) is a non-mover at No8 ahead of ‘The Last of Us’ (-9%) at No9. 2K Games/Take 2 enter the chart at No10 with ‘The Bureau: Xcom Declassified’ and there is also a new face at No22; the Wii U exclusive ‘The Wonderful 101’.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 24 August 2013

  1. SAINTS ROW IV - KOCH MEDIA
  2. TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST - UBISOFT
  3. DISNEY INFINITY - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  4. MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION - MICROSOFT
  5. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  6. FIFA 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  7. ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF - NINTENDO
  8. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  9. THE LAST OF US - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  10. THE BUREAU: XCOM DECLASSIFIED - TAKE 2
  11. ASSASSIN'S CREED III - UBISOFT
  12. MAX PAYNE 3 - TAKE 2
  13. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  14. FAR CRY 3 - UBISOFT
  15. TOMB RAIDER - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  16. SKYLANDERS GIANTS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  17. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV - TAKE 2
  18. PAYDAY 2 - 505 GAMES
  19. THE SMURFS 2 - UBISOFT
  20. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - LEGENDARY - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  21. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  22. THE WONDERFUL 101 - NINTENDO
  23. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - TAKE 2
  24. BATTLEFIELD 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  25. HITMAN ABSOLUTION - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  26. BIOSHOCK INFINITE - TAKE 2
  27. RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY - TAKE 2
  28. SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD - THE FULL PACKAGE - KOCH MEDIA
  29. LUIGI'S MANSION 2 - NINTENDO
  30. MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
  31. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  32. GRID 2 - CODEMASTERS
  33. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  34. MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS. - NINTENDO
  35. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  36. CRYSIS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  37. PLANES - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  38. THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  39. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  40. DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE - KOCH MEDIA

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track