Borderlands 2 loots and shoots its way to all formats chart summit
Gearbox's shooter steals into top spot with F1 2012 and PES 2013 in hot pursuit.
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Monday 24 September 2012
2K Games are celebrating a triumphant debut in the all formats games chart as Borderlands 2, Gearbox’s cooperative FPS makes its debut at the summit.
Following a sweeping ad campaign across print, web and screen that’s perhaps no surprise, the interest will lie in seeing how long Borderlands 2 can hold on with the might of FIFA 13 looming large on the horizon (I’m predicting not too long).
Elsewhere Codemasters will be pleased to see their F1 2012 title steer it’s way into second place, so pipping PES 2013 – which will no doubt come as a disppointment to Konami – while LittleBigPlanet PS Vita’s charting at sixth place should serve as a sign that there’s still life in Sony’s handheld yet.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 22 September 2012:
1 – BORDERLANDS 2 – 2K GAMES
2 – F1 2012 - CODEMASTERS
3 – PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 – KONAMI
4 – SLEEPING DOGS – SQUARE ENIX
5 – LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS.
6 – LITTLEBIGPLANET PS VITA – SONY
7 – NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 – NINTENDO
8 – TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 – NAMCO BANDAI
9 – GUILD WARS 2 – NCSOFT EUROPE
10 – MAX PAYNE 3 – ROCKSTAR
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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