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UK Sales Charts: Fable: The Journey Limps In At #37

Kinect, eh?

Microsoft’s Kinect-powered Fable: The Journey has limped into the UK sales charts at #37. The game has seen confusing messages since its first reveal, and mixed reviews last week didn’t really help.

The truth is that Kinect is still very much an unknown driver of sales, and basing one of your key IPs around motion control is a risky business.

The rest of the chart plays out as expected, though – with FIFA atop and the new XCOM a new entry at number 7. Bethesda’s Dishonored enters at number two, which is great news for a new property.

Here’s the rundown:

1. FIFA 13 (EA)
2. Dishonored (Bethesda)
3. Pokemon Black 2 (Nintendo)
4. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)
5. Pokemon White 2 (Nintendo)
6. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
7. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games)
8. Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
9. F1 2012 (Codemasters)
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
11. Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix)
12. PES 2013 (Konami)
13. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
14. Rocksmith (Ubisoft)
15. New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
16. Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition (Sony)
17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
18. NBA 2K13 (2K Games)
19. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner)
20. Dead Island GOTY (Koch)

16 Comments
  1. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Sleeping Dogs is having a great run….just outside the points this week :P

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 09:47.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      …with Boderlands 2 and F1 2012 dropping down from the podium this week.

      Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 09:51.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        With the Pokemon’s having success testing new parts :P

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 10:11.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        And Just Dance 4 having used it’s old reused set up which always gets the points.

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 10:27.
  2. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    As you say, pretty much as expected. Just great to see some new IPs floating around in the top 20.
    Wasn’t planning on picking up Dishonored this weekend (what with Forza out very soon) but the Mrs bought me it anyway as a belated anniversary pressie. I’m only a couple of missions in but its been really enjoyable so far and I really like the multiple ways you can tackle each mission (very Hitman-esque).

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 09:56.
  3. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    That is a nice varied top 20 there, some very good games! Shame XCOM wasn’t higher, it’s nice to have a decent strategy game on consoles! One for the Vita would be most welcome.

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 09:57.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Would have sold a boatload on PC digitally too

      Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 10:59.
      • damoxuk
        Member
        Since: May 2011

        Looking at steam figures todays peak usage is over 75k on xcom so allowing for people at work/time zones etc i’d sale a few 100 thousand would have sold digitally.

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 19:36.
  4. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Been having great fun with XCOM this weekend, what an amazing game.

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 10:59.
  5. Ossy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Played a few hours of dishonored at the weekend, really enjoyed what I’ve played so far. It’s good to see it so high in the charts. Not surprising to still see FIFA top, it’s a great improvement on last years and the best football game available.

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 11:14.
  6. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Considering Fable:Journey recieved little to no advertising and marketing, it’s no wonder it has sold badly. Hell, i didn’t know it was out untill i noticed IGN’s video review of it in my sub box on YT. :O If i only find out a game due to a video review then you are doing it wrong.

    Not surprised Dishonoured is at number 1. Although i would have thought XCOM would be at number 2.

    Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 12:17.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      “Not surprised Dishonoured is at number 1.”

      Most confusing comment ever o_O

      Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 13:19.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Perhaps he is FIFA blind? :)

        Or doesn’t consider it a ‘proper’ game release as its yearly maybe?

        Care to clarify Steve?

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 13:41.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Ah, i must have scrolled down faster then i had intended to thus causing me to believe Dishonoured is at number 1. O-o Plus i’m going to use the It’s a monday excuse. Patented by Steven. Use at the risk of recieving a kitchen sink to the face.

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 15:59.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        See, told you – FIFA blind.

        Well it’s either that or some reference to poor sight, which could lead to hints of hairy palms & i’m just not prepared to go down that line of enquiry! :)

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 16:37.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Well, i have been beating my snake of late….. ;)

        Comment posted on 15/10/2012 at 16:51.

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