You’ve got the power to know you’re indestructible, always believe in, because you are Gold. So sang Tony Hadley for Spandau Ballet as if rallying a declining (year on year) videogames market.
This week, as Olympic fever sweeps the nation, Sega’s tie in game has broken the tape and set a new personal best with a 25 per cent rise in sales landing it the top spot for the first time in its five weeks on the charts.
Even Mario and Sonic, Sega’s other olympic game, has had a 21 per cent boost and made it to number 3 on the chart. Poor old Lego Batman 2 is sandwiched between the two like a beach volleyball bikini bottom between the buttocks of a Spanish athlete.
Thankfully, the rest of the top ten reverts to a much more familiar recipe of modern military shooters, super heroes, football and fantasy RPG. Here’s the top twenty:
- LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME – SEGA
- LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
- MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA
- TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER – UBISOFT
- BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
- FIFA 12 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
- KINGDOM HEARTS 3D: DREAM DROP DISTANCE – NINTENDO
- ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS – UBISOFT
- MAX PAYNE 3 – TAKE 2
- MARIO KART 7 – NINTENDO
- SKYLANDERS: SPYRO’S ADVENTURE – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION – KOCH MEDIA
- BATTLEFIELD 3 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
- POKEMON CONQUEST – NINTENDO
- CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- WWE ’12 – THQ
- SUPER MARIO 3D LAND – NINTENDO