UKIE Week 06 2012 UK Video Games Charts

 
It’s another RPG at the top this week as EA’s new IP, ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’, goes straight in at No1. The last new IP to reach No1 was Dead Island back in week 37 2011 but you have to go all the way back to week 12 2000 with the first Pokemon game, Pokemon Red, to find an original RPG at the top! It’s also the first game from independent developer 38 Studios (owned by baseball player Curt Schilling) in co-operation with subsidiary Big Huge Games. Last week’s No1, Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XIII-2’ (-54%), therefore has to settle for second place ahead of another new entry, Take 2’s sequel ‘The Darkness II’, in at No3. Last week’s No2 ‘Metal Gear Solid HD Collection’ (-49%) has slipped down to No4 followed by two EA titles at No5 and No6 with ‘FIFA 12’ (-19%) ahead of ‘Battlefield 3’ (-29%). Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’ (-10%) stays rooted at No7 and Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’ (-28%) has fallen down two places to No8. Rounding off the Top 10 we have another RPG that has been at No1 with Bethesda’s ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ (-27%) at No9 and ‘Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games’ (+145%) has raced up the charts from No31 to No10 thanks to the release of the 3DS version. We have a couple of new entries making it into the Top 40 with Deep Silver’s ‘Catherine’ at No 20 and EA’s ‘Grand Slam Tennis 2’ at No26.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 11 February 2012

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

 
UKIE Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track