Ukie Week 38 2012 UK Video Games Charts

 
‘Borderlands 2’ from 2K Games/Take 2 debuts at the top of the All Formats Chart this week with the biggest launch so far in 2012, toppling the previous best, ‘Mass Effect 3’. The original, launched back in W43 2009 only made it to No7 when it was released on XB360 and PS3 (the PC version came out the following week). The sequel’s launch week has outdone the original by more than 4 to 1 with the Xbox 360 version the big winner, accounting for 71% of sales compared to 22% on PS3 and 7% on PC. The games industry has finally got into gear after a slow summer with ‘F1 2012’ and ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2013’ also new this week at No2 and No3 respectively. Last week’s No1 ‘Sleeping Dogs’ (+1%) has to settle for No4 ahead of ‘Lego Batman 2’ (-19%) which also makes way for the new releases, down 2 places to No5. Sony’s ‘LittleBigPlanet PS Vita’ has the biggest sales week for a non-hardware launch week Vita title, debuting at No6, ahead of ‘New Super Mario Bros. 2’ (-13%) at No7 and ‘Tekken Tag Tournament 2’ (-51%) which drops 6 places to No8. Former No1 ‘Guild Wars 2’ (+11%) holds on to a Top 10 position at No9, while Take 2 are the only publisher to have 2 titles in the Top 10 thanks to ‘Max Payne 3’ (+34%) being a non-mover at No10.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 22 September 2012

  1. BORDERLANDS 2 - TAKE 2
  2. F1 2012 - CODEMASTERS
  3. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 - KONAMI
  4. SLEEPING DOGS - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  5. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  6. LITTLEBIGPLANET PS VITA - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  7. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 - NINTENDO
  8. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 - NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
  9. GUILD WARS 2 - NCSOFT EUROPE
  10. MAX PAYNE 3 - TAKE 2
  11. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME - SEGA
  12. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - KOCH MEDIA
  13. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  14. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  15. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  16. THE SIMS 3: SUPERNATURAL - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  17. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  18. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER - UBISOFT
  19. MADDEN NFL 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  20. DIRT SHOWDOWN - CODEMASTERS
  21. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT
  22. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  23. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  24. UDRAW STUDIO: INSTANT ARTIST - THQ
  25. BATTLEFIELD 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  26. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  27. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  28. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  29. BATTLEFIELD 3 PREMIUM - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  30. DARKSIDERS II - THQ
  31. FIFA 12 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  32. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - NINTENDO
  33. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - TAKE 2
  34. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS - NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
  35. SNIPER ELITE V2 - 505 GAMES / MASTERTRONIC
  36. NHL 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  37. TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  38. SONIC GENERATIONS - SEGA
  39. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - UBISOFT
  40. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO - MIND CANDY

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track