Olympic legacy proving good for Sega as London 2012 game tops all formats chart again
For a third week running London 2012: The Official Video Game tops the gaming all formats chart.
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 14 August 2012
The Olympic legacy is at least working for Sega as for a third week running London 2012: The Official Video Game tops the gaming all formats chart as families up and down the country look to replicate the glories of the games in the comfort of their own homes.
Elsewhere much is as it was too with little movement in a chart reflecting a summer without a gaming blockbuster. Look for that to change soon though with the likes of Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs, Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros. 2 and THQ’s Darksiders 2 all limbering up for release in the next few weeks.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 4 August 2012:
1 – LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME – SEGA
2 – LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS.
3 – MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA
4 – BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – WARNER BROS.
5 – THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – ACTIVISION
6 – THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA
7 – BATTLEFIELD 3 – EA
8 – ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS – UBISOFT
9 – DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION – KOCH MEDIA
10 – TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER – UBISOFT
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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