UK Charts – Kinect Star Wars Uses The Force

Kinect Star Wars is number one in the UK games charts. It was last week’s only major release and has vaulted past EA’s FIFA Street to claim the top spot. EA won’t be too annoyed though, with the other four spots in the top five going to games they publish. Star Wars is the first Kinect-only game to take the top spot.

FIFA Street saw a slight increase in sales to hold on to second place, Mass Effect 3 held even to keep third spot, FIFA 12 saw a 48 per cent sales spike to leap up to fourth and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 dropped 10 per cent to leave it in fifth. Presumably, the recently announced Euro 2012 DLC is responsible for that FIFA 12 spike.

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Here’s the top twenty:

  1. KINECT STAR WARS – MICROSOFT
  2. FIFA STREET – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  3. MASS EFFECT 3 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  4. FIFA 12 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  5. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 13 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  6. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  7. SSX – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  8. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA
  9. BATTLEFIELD 3 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  10. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  11. SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THQ
  12. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO’S ADVENTURE – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  13. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO – MIND CANDY
  14. MARIO PARTY 9 – NINTENDO
  15. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  16. ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS – UBISOFT
  17. JUST DANCE 3 – UBISOFT
  18. DEVIL MAY CRY HD COLLECTION – CAPCOM
  19. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  20. STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN – CAPCOM

Source: UKIE

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9 Comments

  1. Proof a game doesn’t need to be any good to ride high in the charts

    • And the gaming world sheds a tear

    • Haven’t seen one good review for the game.

  2. Wow. The game got slammed by every website in the land and yet the star wars name still manages to get it to number 1.

  3. Just goes to show how marketing and a strong brand name really help sales. Can we expect a TSA review of SWK anytime soon?

    • I got it this weekend and was hoping to get it done today but I’ve been too busy with other stuff. Perhaps tomorrow.

  4. Holiday period….check
    Parents climbing up the wall….check
    Supermarkets happy to promote the shit out of it….check
    Person buying knows jack about games….check

  5. FIFA 12 is cheap now (£25 in Asda), so that’s probably got more to do with any sales spike.

  6. I bet 2 to 20 sold zero and the top spot is there only because of you, Peter. :-) Your video still frightens me.

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