Sleeping Dogs wakes up all formats games 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 21 August 2012
It’s been a sleepy time for the UK’s all formats games chart with new releases few and far between and the usual suspects jostling for position in top 10 and top 40 alike. Thankfully the release of Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs and Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros. 2 has acted as an alarm call meaning we have brand new titles filling the chart’s top spots.
Elsewhere much remains the same with the Olympic hangover still lingering and Lego titles still selling well with both Lego Batman 2 and Lego Harry Potter in the ten highest selling games of the week. Predictions for next week: expect Darksiders 2 to be giving Sleeping Dogs a fight for number one.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 18 August 2012:
1 – SLEEPING DOGS – SQUARE ENIX
2 – NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 – NINTENDO
3 – LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME – SEGA
4 – LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS.
5 – MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA
6 – BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – WARNER BROS.
7 – THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – ACTIVISION
8 – TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER – UBISOFT
9 – DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION – KOCH MEDIA
10 – LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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