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UK Games Charts: 29/10/12 - Warfighter Gunning for the Top

Forza Horizon misses pole.

Quite predictably, Medal of Honor: Warfighter has hit the top spot this week. It failed to beat opening week sales records of the 2010 reboot to the series but its chart success is perhaps evidence that lacklustre reviews a day or two after release day aren’t necessarily a barrier to success.

FIFA 13 continues its incredible sales record by holding on to the second place in the charts, beating Forza Horizon into third. Skylanders Giants dropped a couple of places to fourth but given the amount of peripheral figures to spend money on, it may well be making more profit than those above it.

Skyrim seems to be holding on to chart position quite well, probably thanks to the regular talk of DLC (at least for Xbox 360 and PC platforms) that surrounds it. It seems that XCOM is falling quite fast though, hopefully that’s just because all the PC players are buying digitally – a figure which isn’t accounted in these charts.

  1. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  2. FIFA 13 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  3. FORZA HORIZON – MICROSOFT
  4. SKYLANDERS GIANTS – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  5. DISHONORED – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  6. JUST DANCE 4 – UBISOFT
  7. PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK – NINTENDO
  8. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK – MIND CANDY
  9. DOOM 3: BFG EDITION – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  10. RESIDENT EVIL 6 – CAPCOM
  11. BORDERLANDS 2 – TAKE 2
  12. POKEMON BLACK VERSION 2 – NINTENDO
  13. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  14. 007 LEGENDS – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  15. F1 2012 – CODEMASTERS
  16. POKEMON WHITE VERSION 2 – NINTENDO
  17. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 – KONAMI
  18. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 – NINTENDO
  19. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  20. XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN – TAKE 2

Source: UKIE

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11 Comments
  1. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Am surprised Medal of Duty:Battlefight is at number one despite the poor to average reviews it’s recieved. As well as the lack of advertising.

    Dishonoured is still at number 5 and is worth buying.

    Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 10:56.
  2. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Being down on sales 2 years ago must be concerning for them, given that each platform sells 10-15m consoles a year. Meaning that despite their potential audience growing they’ve still sold less.

    Do notice it hasn’t been promoted anywhere near as much as MoH 2010 though, perhaps EA knew from feedback it was a little weak & wouldn’t provide a return on investment of too massive a marketing budget in the face of BlOps2 and Halo4 and that title from Sony errm, no, wait… they’re all next year aren’t they?

    Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 10:58.
  3. JBoo
    Banned
    Since: Oct 2011

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    Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 10:58.
  4. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Ugh. This can only have a negative effect on the industry.

    Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 10:59.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Surprising to see MoH get top spot, I haven’t read a single review that’s above a 5/10, and as cc_star mentioned, there’s far less advertising for it than in previous years.

    Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 11:09.
    • The Lone Steven
      Never heard of him.
      Since: May 2010

      Gamespot gave it a 6/10.

      Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 11:23.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      preorders and day one sales were before reviews. I assume EA know it’s a stinker and held off review code so they wouldn’t interfere with early sales.
      Not that reviews are all that influential for sales these days.

      Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 11:27.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        I wouldn’t of thought day 1 sales alone would’ve been enough to get it to #1, when you consider it’s gone up against Fifa which is a strong seller for most of the year.

        Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 12:58.
    • david24
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      personally i’d of given it an 8/10, really enjoying what i’ve played of it so far. although by the looks of it that may just be me.

      that said the singleplayers shit

      Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 20:01.
  6. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    XCOM at 20 already. Madness!

    MOH at the top spot is unsurprising. I can’t remember the last FPS I actually bought thinking about it…

    Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 20:38.
    • damoxuk
      Member
      Since: May 2011

      Indeed seems to have been lost amonst Dishonored justify hype.

      However personally I think X-Com is absolutely brilliant (being a strategy fan) and being able to play a proper Turn based strategy game on ps3 rather than relying on my old Pc is superb.

      Comment posted on 29/10/2012 at 23:20.

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