Stagnating all formats games chart sees Lego Batman 2 retain top spot
No new entries in the entire top 40 selling games suggests an industry already waiting for Christmas.
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 17 July 2012
Four weeks at top spot for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is surely reason to celebrate for Warner Bros., but the fact that there isn’t even one new entry in the entire top 40 selling games is surely a worrying sign for an industry which is seemingly already gearing up for Christmas.
At least there are the Summer of Arcade Xbox 360 releases to look forward to as the likes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Wreckateer, Deadlight, Hybrid and Dust: An Elysian Tail gear up for digital launch over the coming weeks.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 14 July 2012:
1 – LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS.
2 – LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME – SEGA
3 – THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – ACTIVISION
4 – DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION – KOCH MEDIA
5 – TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER – UBISOFT
6 – CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 – ACTIVISION
7 – THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA
8 – FIFA 12 – EA
9 – SPEC OPS: THE LINE – 2K GAMES
10 – MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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