Guild Wars 2 tops UK chart
Monday, September 03, 2012 11:16 AM
Guild Wars 2 has pushed Sleeping Dogs off of the top spot in the UK Video Game Chart.
NCsoft’s latest MMO debuts at number one in the chart, making it the second-biggest PC launch, outside World of Warcraft, behind Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game also happens to be the first PC title to clinch top spot since Football Manager 2011 took the accolade back in November 2010.
The game, released on Tuesday, has benefitted from a long running pre-purchase scheme boosting sales before the game was even playable. The game follows the re-emergence of Destiny’s Edge, a disbanded guild with a dedication to fight the Elder Dragons, a species that has seized control of Tyria since the original Guild Wars originally released back in 2005.
Sleeping Dogs had been top of the chart for a number of weeks, holding off stiff competition from multi-platform Darksiders 2 and New Super Mario Bros. 2, exclusive to the 3DS. The murky open-world thriller based around the shady dealings of Hong Kong’s triads has now dropped to second with a fall of 38 per cent in sales. However, this fate will be highly preferred to Darksiders 2, which dropped a huge four places to sixth, after debuting in second in last week’s chart.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 remained in third, with Sega’s London 2012 staying strong just outside of medal position at fourth in the chart and still yet to drop out of the top five. Warner Interactive’s LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes climbed a place to fifth with Madden NFL 13 from EA the only other new entry at seventh.
Activision Blizzard’s Transformers: Fall of Cybertron dropped from its debut place of fifth to eighth and Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider and Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 re-entered the chart at ninth and tenth respectively.