Sleeping Dogs lies at number one
Monday, August 20, 2012 2:28 PM
Sleeping Dogs from Square Enix and United Front Games has taken top spot on the GFK all-format gaming chart.
The action-adventure, which takes players into the murky world of Hong Kong's Triads, is this year's sixth-best seller on opening week volumes - enough to see off the challenge of a certain Super Mario.
Despite securing the number one spot, Square Enix has promised that there is more to come from the game.
"Over the next six months we'll be creating a series of new content packs giving players everything they need to keep enjoying the game," explained Lee Singleton, general manager of Square Enix London Studios.
Although New Super Mario Bros. 2 had to settle for second, it was an impressive effort from the Nintendo release given that it is only available on one platform: 3DS.
With the presence of these two newcomers and the glow of the Olympics slowly fading, London 2012: The Official Video Game from Sega went from gold to bronze medal position, while the Mario and Sonic at London 2012 Olympic Games version dropped to fifth from third.
Also down two places are cartoon capers Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (4th) and Batman: Arkham City (6th) from Warner Bros. Interactive, along with The Amazing Spider-Man from Activision (7th).
Going the other way from tenth to eighth was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, while Dead Island (Game of the Year edition) held firm in ninth.
With a dose of Hogwarts magic, another brick-based title Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 levitated ten places to tenth on the back of a 94 per cent sales surge.
While Harry Potter entered the top ten, three titles - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations - departed it. The latter in particular took a heavy hit, dropping nine places to 17th.