You’re All Still Buying LEGO Batman 2, Then

LEGO Batman 2 is still at the top of the UK retail charts, making it three weeks as the industry’s best selling packaged game. Of course, it’s over pretty much every single format possible but – still – it’s holding off the likes of FIFA and Call of Duty, which is nice.

Elsewhere, as the olympics warm up, SEGA’s official game is selling nicely, but Activision’s Spider-Man game drops down a spot to number three.


See if you can spot FIFA in there, though, and Call of Duty. You might also see a little typo in there relating to Black Ops – we’re blaming MCV for this horrendous, spirit crushing oversight and will be demanding a full apology and retraction as soon as possible.

1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner)
2. London 2012: The Official Video Game (Sega)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
4. Spec Ops: The Line (2K Games)
5. Dead Island Game of the Year Edition (Koch Media)
6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
7. FIFA 12 (EA)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (EA)
9. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
10. FIFA Street (EA)
11. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
12. Sniper Elite V2 (505 Games)
13. Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
14. Batman: Arkham City (Square Enix)
15. Battlefield 3 (EA)
16. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
17. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
18. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
19. Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (Square Enix)
20. Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary (Microsoft)

The official tracking agency tells us that the Olympics game increased in sales by 81%, whilst Spider-Man dropped by 15% and Spec Ops: The Line was down by 24% in terms of sales. Dead Island’s new GOTY edition includes all the previous DLC, so might be worth picking up.

Modern Warfare 3 is up there due to lots of price promotions across the board, and sees an almost 200% increase in sales. The game is now the fifth all time best selling game in the UK, and the third in terms of revenue – behind, wait for it, Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2.

Chart order source: MCV.



  1. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (EA)” They wish!

    Seriously though, good on those Lego games. They might be based on licenses, but they’re original and damn fun to play.

    • I completely agree. I got Lego Pirates for £15 from work ( we got it for a tenner atm ) couldn’t put it down!

    • Not only that, but it looks like Black Ops 2 is already out!

    • The guy/gal who usually writes the list must be on holiday and has left it to the work experience kid

  2. I didn’t know EA published MW3 and didn’t include day-1 DLC, online pass and other typical EA stuff. :O

    Seeing as Blops 2 is out, i’m going to assume my reality bending experiment worked. I apologise if you have a very short tail or a set of extra limbs that serve no purpose except to annoy you.

    Rimlag seems to have taken a….*gets shot and sent to the Naughty staircase*

  3. Lego games are the most funny and enjoying games for PS3, although the formula are the same for every one, the way they incorporate real characters movements into the game are simply amazing, think about Jack Sparrow.. sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow..

    I’ve played every single lego game, except this Batman 2 one and the ones for Vita. And I’m always hoping to get my hands on the next one.


  4. Pleased for Dead Island, despite it’s (many) flaws, it’s a steal at £14.95 ( with all the DLC.
    Also pleased for Sniper Elite V2 as I’m really enjoying my playthrough at the moment.
    That’s quite a good entry for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy as it’s a DS or 3DS only, isn’t it?
    When I read the tagline, I was worried Zumba had re-entered the charts, phew!

    • Yeah, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is only on 3DS.

  5. Good to see a LEGO game on top, bought the Pirates one two weeks ago for £15 and its brilliant. Will be giving the HP ones a go now.

  6. Crikey, some people are actually bothered about the olympics? Everyone i know couldn’t give a toss about it!

    The worst part is that they have gone out & bought the game which is potentially worse than terrible. It’s awful just for the fact that it has that bleeding awful logo on the front! Yeah, i said it!

    I reckon its Boris buying all those copies.

    Anyway, i am glad that both Lego Batman 2 & Spidey are doing well – Both great games that i am pretty hooked on at the moment. Also nice to see Dead Island back in there with the ‘extended cut’ (sod all this GotY crap) & Sniper Elite is pretty good too, bar some issues with no savepoints throughout the levels.

    Bit of a leap from MW3, but understandable if it has had a price drop. Is it bad that i still haven’t played it despite owning it for some time now?

    • Yeah that is quite an issue with Sniper Elite for me. I really dont understand why you wouldn’t have a save system in a level.
      To answer your last question its not bad at all, I’ve had the game since last xmas and haven’t completed the single player and played a handful of online games.

    • I couldn’t care less about the Olympics. Unless the footage overruns on BBC1/2 and cancels Mock the Week or any other program that i wanted to watch.

    • i cant wait for the olympics. ive not bought the game yet, but i plan to nearer the time. i no the game is pretty much terrible, but ive bought everyone since sydney 2000 (including the winter ones), cant break tradition now, can I?

      • If that is the only reason you are buying it, then yes, i suggest you do break tradition. You have clearly gotten into a cycle where you just buy any awful game just because you had the previous version of said awful game!

        No, to each their own of course, but i have to admit that everything about the olympics so far has annoyed me. Well, perhaps not ‘annoyed’ but has been enough of an irritation for ity to bug me.

        & that logo is still terrible.

      • I’d think you must enjoy them in some capacity, and this years version looks to be one of the best.

  7. Nice to see Spec Ops maintaining a decent chart position. Feared it would drop out of the charts quickly given its short and doesn’t really have any major mulitplayer features. Will pick it up as soon as it reaches the magic figure of 19.99 :)

    Great to see Lego BM2 holding off the competition. Such a great game and one which makes me all happy inside every time I play it, lol :D

  8. Lego Batman 2 is on my son’s birthday list so I should be playing it at the end of the month. Lego games are great for kids of all ages :-)

  9. Anyone know how well Skyrims done? I don’t think I’ve seen it out of the top ten since it came out.

    • I think it might have fallen out of the top 10 once upon a time, but some nationally televised ads for the DLC are playing at the moment, so perhaps thats attracting a whole new range of customers.

      No idea in terms of millions of sales though & it isn’t as expensive anymore – About £25 most places i think.

  10. Just goes to show everyone still has a big kid inside no matter how old you are. Lego games are great fun and nostalgic nice to see the franchises doin well roll on Lego LOTR. As for blops 2 activision can keep it and give it away free same old rubbish repackaged.

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