Ukie Week 12 2013 UK Video Games Charts

The fourth instalment in the Gears of War series
is a prequel and as such cannot match the launch week sales of its hugely
popular predecessor which sold 4 times more in its first week. Sales of ‘Tomb
Raider’ drop by 44%, but it still manages to stay ahead of another ‘survival’
themed title, Activision Blizzard’s ‘The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct’, a new
entry at No3. A survivor of another kind is ‘FIFA 13’ (+32%), 26 weeks never
outside the Top 6 and up 2 places this week to No4. In their second weeks
of release ‘Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2’ (-37%) and ‘God of War: Ascension’ (-
61%) both fall one place and four places respectively to No’s 5 and 6. ‘Monster
Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition’ debuts at No7 with the 3DS version accounting for
55% of sales and Wii U the rest. The Wii U title accounts for almost 50% of
the value generated by all Wii U software this week. ‘SimCity’ (-33%) drops
from No5 to No8, ahead of previous All Formats No1s ‘Far Cry 3’ (+18%) at
No9 and ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ (+27%) at No10. Price promotions give
a boost to ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’ (+114%), up from No19 to No11
and ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ (+71%) up from No21 to No16.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 22 March 2013
 

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

 
UKIE Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track