UK Games Charts: 30/07/12

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.

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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:

  1. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME – SEGA
  2. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  3. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – SEGA
  4. TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER – UBISOFT
  5. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  6. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  7. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  8. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  9. FIFA 12 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  10. KINGDOM HEARTS 3D: DREAM DROP DISTANCE – NINTENDO
  11. ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS – UBISOFT
  12. MAX PAYNE 3 – TAKE 2
  13. MARIO KART 7 – NINTENDO
  14. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO’S ADVENTURE – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  15. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION – KOCH MEDIA
  16. BATTLEFIELD 3 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  17. POKEMON CONQUEST – NINTENDO
  18. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  19. WWE ’12 – THQ
  20. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND – NINTENDO

Source: UKIE

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12 Comments

  1. Not surprised the Olympic tie ins are doing so well but in all seriousness when do the new games arrive?

    • August.

      August has Darksiders 2 & Sleeping Dogs that i know of, there may well be others too.

      After that, we are into the christmas hoe-down with your usual military shooter stand off & some football titles.

      Other than that, everything else has been pushed back to 2013 hasn’t it? :P

      • Hitman and ACIII :)

      • Borderlands 2 in September! :D

      • Ooh, is it? *makes note of Borderlands 2 date*

        Hitman i am not in the slightest bit interested in, but ACIII will be November i guess?

  2. Only own one of those games in the top 20 chart and that one’s going up for trade soon :O

    • I suggest you keep hold of Pokemon Conquest mate :p

      • Haha, not that sort of trade :P

  3. I caee wait for the new footbal games.

  4. Pretty boring top 20 if im honest. Nothing new.

  5. Have no be games been released the past month? It’s the same shitty games in the top 20 since last year.
    Blops? Ugh. Are people that sad and desperate that they must repurchase Blops to get ready for Blops 2?

    • “Have no be games been released the past month?”

      Not really, no.

      Next decent release i can think of is in August.

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