Ukie Week 11 2013 UK Video Games Charts

Square Enix take a second week at the top with ‘Tomb Raider’ (-72%) holding off a host of new debutants to remain at No1. It means Sony have to settle for second spot with Demi God Kratos returning in ‘God of War Ascension’ at No2.  Ascension becomes the 5th title in the series but fails to emulate the success of God of War III which took the No1 spot in Week 11 2010 with more than double the sales. It does however become the second biggest Week 1 in the series surpasing the debut week of God of War II which took the No1 back in Week 17 2007.  Activision Blizzard and developer Blizzard Entertainment round off the No3 spot with ‘StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’.  The PC title shares something in common with current chart topper ‘Tomb Raider’ being another ‘Event’ title with a Tuesday launch.  There’s also a debut at No4 as City Interactive return with ‘Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2’.  In its first week it doesn’t break the Top 3 however it does top its predecessor which has never climbed higher than No8 in our All Formats chart.  Three new titles in our top 4 means last week’s No2 ‘SimCity’ (-50%) drops to No5 ahead of ‘FIFA 13’ (-14%) at No6. Ubisoft’s ‘Far Cry 3’ (-3%) climbs a spot to No7 above EA’s ‘Crysis 3’ (-42%) which slips to No8. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ (-14%) drops to No9 while ‘The Sims 3: University Life’ (-57%) which made its debut at No4 last week slides to No10.

 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 15 March 2013
 

  1. TOMB RAIDER - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  2. GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION - SONY COMPUTER ENT.       
  3. STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  4. SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 - CITY INTERACTIVE
  5. SIMCITY - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  6. FIFA 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  7. FAR CRY  - UBISOFT
  8. CRYSIS - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  9. CALL OF DUTY:BLACK OPS II - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  10. THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  11. ASSASSIN'S CREED III - UBISOFT
  12. HITMAN ABSOLUTION - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  13. SKYLANDERS GIANTS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  14. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED- ELECTRONIC ARTS
  15. DEAD SPACE 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  16. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  17. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  18. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV - TAKE 2
  19. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE - KONAMI
  20. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 - NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
  21. ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES - SEGA
  22. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - TAKE 2
  23. FORZA HORIZON - MICROSOFT               
  24. JUST DANCE 4 - UBISOFT
  25. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  26. RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY - TAKE 2
  27. HALO 4 - MICROSOFT
  28. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED - SEGA
  29. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - KOCH MEDIA
  30. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  31. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT       
  32. HITMAN: HD TRILOGY - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  33. SLEEPING DOGS - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  34. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 - SEGA 
  35. WWE '13 - THQ
  36. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 - NINTENDO           
  37. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 - KONAMI
  38. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA           
  39. DISHONORED - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  40. GRAN TURISMO 5 ACADEMY EDITION - SONY COMPUTER ENT.

 
UKIE Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track