UKIE Week 05 2012 UK Video Games Charts

The new release drought is finally over as this week we have 3 new games in the Top 5, all well-respected Japanese franchises. The first new No1 of 2012 is Square-Enix’s PS3/360 ‘Final Fantasy XIII-2’, the follow-up to the biggest-selling Final Fantasy game in the UK (at least in terms of week 1 sales) and that was ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ back in week 10, 2010. New at No2 is Konami’s newly remastered for PS3/360 ‘Metal Gear Solid HD Collection’ featuring ‘Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (original PS2 title from 2002), ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater’ (also a PS2 original from 2005) and ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker’ (PSP original from 2010). EA’s ‘Battlefield 3’ climbs 2 places to No3 (+47%) and EA’s 4 straight weeks at No1 this year ends as ‘FIFA 12’ drops to No4 (-7%). The final new release at No5 is Namco Bandai’s ‘Soulcalibur V’ for PS3/360 – the last version ‘Soulcalibur IV’ debuted at No1 on release in August 2008.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 04 February 2012

  1. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  2. METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION - KONAMI
  3. BATTLEFIELD 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  4. FIFA 12 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  5. SOULCALIBUR V - NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
  6. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - UBISOFT
  7. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  8. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  9. JUST DANCE 3 - UBISOFT
  10. SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD - THQ
  11. ZUMBA FITNESS - 505 GAMES
  12. RAGE - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  13. ZUMBA FITNESS 2 - 505 GAMES
  14. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2012 - SEGA
  15. NEED FOR SPEED: THE RUN - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  16. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - NINTENDO
  17. MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
  18. RAYMAN ORIGINS - UBISOFT
  19. RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS - CAPCOM
  20. CARS 2 - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  21. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  22. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  23. DEAD ISLAND - KOCH MEDIA
  24. WWE '12 - THQ
  25. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT
  26. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  27. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO - MIND CANDY
  28. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  29. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  30. UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE'S DECEPTION - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  31. SONIC GENERATIONS - SEGA
  32. SKATE 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  33. MARIO KART WII - NINTENDO
  34. YOUR SHAPE: FITNESS EVOLVED 2012 - UBISOFT
  35. WII FIT PLUS - NINTENDO
  36. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  37. KINECT SPORTS: SEASON TWO - MICROSOFT
  38. GOLDENEYE: RELOADED - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  39. ABBA: YOU CAN DANCE - UBISOFT
  40. PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE SPECTRE'S CALL – NINTENDO

 
UKIE Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track