Lego Batman 2 makes it 3 weeks at the top
Monday, July 09, 2012 1:34 PM
Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive’s Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has secured a third week at the top of the all-format game chart.
The open-world action title held off stiff competition from London 2012: The Official Video Game from Sega, which chart compiler GFK Chart Track reports was the only one of last week’s new entries to increase its sales (+81 per cent). Expect to see sales increasing further as the Olympics get ever closer.
This atheltic surge pushed The Amazing Spider-Man from Activision down a place into third, with Spec Ops: The Line from Take 2 also taking a tumble from third to fourth.
Breaking into the top ten on release was Dead Island (Game of the Year Edition), which features all the DLC from the original. It went straight into fifth place.
Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was up one place to sixth, with EA’s Fifa 12 dropping two places to seventh.
The most notable top ten entry has to be Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 which has climbed no less than 26 places on the back of price discounting at retailers. Overall, it is the fifth all-time highest unit seller in the UK and is only behind Black Ops and MW2 in terms of revenue.
Going the other way to COD was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, down three places to ninth, while Fifa Street made a top ten comeback up from 14th.
Max Payne 3 and Battlefield 3 both departed the top ten, along with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection that took a spectacular 17-place plunge to number 27.
New entrant at 19, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy for the 3DS, is interesting in that it is actually a rythmic game that involves tapping the touchscreen in time to music from the FF series, rather than being a traditional action title.