FIFA 13 takes residency at the all formats games chart summit
EA's football franchise proves its all-conquering popularity once again.
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 01 October 2012
It’s no doubt already favourite to be topping the all formats chart at Christmas, and sure enough FIFA 13 has immediately settled into premier position after its first week of sales, knock off 2K’s Borderlands in the process.
Elsewhere it’s been a good, but not great week, for Activision Blizzard as its World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria debuts at fourth, while Ubisoft’s excellent guitar trainer Rocksmith does well to make its mark in seventh.
Predictions for next week: Resident Evil 6, but will it outsell FIFA?
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 29 September 2012:
1 – FIFA 13 – EA
2 – BORDERLANDS 2 – 2K GAMES
3 – F1 2012 – CODEMASTERS
4 – WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
5 – PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 – KONAMI
6 – SLEEPING DOGS – SQUARE ENIX
7 – ROCKSMITH – UBISOFT
8 – THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
9 – LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
10 – NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 – NINTENDO
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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