UK Charts 02/06/14: Watch Dogs Is Top Dog, Mario Kart Finishes Second

The race to the top of the charts is quite exciting when new games are debuting, particularly if they’re brand new IPs such as Watch Dogs, or games appearing on an underselling system such as Mario Kart 8.

As expected, Watch Dogs has made it to the top, reaching first place after presumably throwing a blue shell at Mario Kart on the third lap, or just being so far ahead throughout the entirety of the race due to a boosted head start from holding down the A button during the countdown.

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Watch Dogs is the biggest new IP ever to release, beating the record set by L.A. Noire with an increase of 58%, while Mario Kart 8 is the bestselling debut for a Wii U game since launch, and the second best debut in the series, which means that there has been a 666% increase in Wii U sales, 82% of which is the Mario Kart bundle.

Wolfenstein clocks in at number three, FIFA 14 remains in the top five as ever just behind that, and the newly boxed PS3 edition of Minecraft has managed to grab number five. Interestingly, Minecraft PS3 and Xbox 360 editions seem to exist as separate entities, and we wonder where it would end up if the sales were bundled together. You can see the full top 40 chart below:

  1. WATCH DOGS – UBISOFT
  2. MARIO KART 8 – NINTENDO
  3. WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER – BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  4. FIFA 14 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  5. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION – SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  6. 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  7. TITANFALL – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  8. MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION – MICROSOFT
  9. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  10. THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  11. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  12. LEGO THE HOBBIT – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  13. BATTLEFIELD 4 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  14. PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  15. ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG – UBISOFT
  16. GRAND THEFT AUTO V – TAKE 2
  17. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  18. BORDERLANDS 2 – SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  19. SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH – UBISOFT
  20. SKATE 3 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  21. TERRARIA – 505 GAMES
  22. WWE 2K14 – TAKE 2
  23. RAYMAN LEGENDS – UBISOFT
  24. THIEF – SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  25. FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 – MICROSOFT
  26. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES – KONAMI
  27. LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA – DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  28. INFAMOUS: SECOND SON – SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  29. FORZA HORIZON – MICROSOFT
  30. DISNEY INFINITY – DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  31. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  32. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 – SEGA
  33. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS – WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  34. SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  35. GRAN TURISMO 6  – SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  36. ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES – SEGA
  37. SAINTS ROW IV – KOCH MEDIA
  38. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS – ELECTRONIC ARTS
  39. F1 2013: COMPLETE EDITION – CODEMASTERS
  40. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II – ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

 

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12 Comments

  1. Borderlands 2 vita, number 18, then again am the only one I seen playing it

    • Top 20 isn’t that bad for a port of an old game. And I’m assuming this doesn’t count digital sales.

      Although it has it’s technical issues, I find it to be thoroughly enjoyable game, it suits the handheldness very nicely.

    • I’d have it if it wasn’t for the incompotn of Zavvi. Ordered at the start of April. Release date 30/05 but they predict they will be getting stock to pick on 30/06. A whole month late.

      Cancelled and will swing by the shops tonight to pick it up elsewhere.

      • incompotn = incompetence.

        Not sure what happened there.

      • I think you answered that yourself… :-P

      • Was browsing in Gamestop on a day off on Monday and just confirmed release day with them. Was told that they had receive only one copy, soI put in their one and only preorder.

  2. I want to know if watchdogs on ps4 alone outsold Mario kart 8 on wiiu.

  3. Aliens: Colonial Marines – This game just won’t die. Universally panned and released over a year ago, this game has to win a ‘survivor’ medal!

    • It’s under a fiver both at Game and Amazon. i’d imagine there’s quite a few Alien fans willing to give it a go at that price. Still unbelievable that it’s in there though.

      • It’s one of those games where you buy it just to see how bad it is. I grabbed it when it was £3 on PSN and played it through with Bodachi and Topgearsam.

        It was quite amusingly bad.

  4. Nice to see Mario Kart entering strongly, I wonder how long it’ll remain on the list.

    And all those Lego games must be making some serious dough.

  5. Long live Skate 3! It’s amazing really.

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