Dishonored down but not disgraced in all formats games chart
Arkane Studios' tale of revenge not enough to shift FIFA 13 from top spot.
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.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Despite earning rave reviews across the board Bethesda’s Dishonoured has had to settle for second place, with the FIFA juggernaut showing no signs of abating. Though, that said, it did beat Sleeping Dogs to the title of fastest selling original IP released this year.
Honourable mention must also go to Nintendo’s Pokeman Black/White Version 2 as well, the two games taking third and fifth spots (though the UKIE has confirmed that even if both were treated as a single release, Dishonored would still have ranked second).
The brilliant XCOM: Enemy Unknown also makes its presence felt in 7th, while Microsoft’s Fable: The Journey only manages to debut at 37th, despite being the game which was to push Kinect into the mass market.
Predictions for next week: Dance Central 3.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 13 October 2012:
1 – FIFA 13 – EA
2 – DISHONORED – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3 – POKEMON BLACK VERSION 2 – NINTENDO
4 – RESIDENT EVIL 6 – CAPCOM
5 – POKEMON WHITE VERSION 2 – NINTENDO
6 – JUST DANCE 4 – UBISOFT
7 – XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN – 2K GAMES
8 – BORDERLANDS 2 – 2K GAMES
9 – F1 2012 – CODEMASTERS
10 – THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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