UK Video Game Charts: Sleeping Dogs Won't Lie

Square Enix returns to the top spot in the UK games charts

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E3 2012
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Could it be that big, pay-to-play RPGs such as Guild Wars 2 are failing to maintain the public's attention in the light of F2P titles? NCSoft's title stood tall on top of the UK Gfk Chart-Track charts last week. It's now at #6 with good old, sandbox batterer Sleeping Dogs returning - yes, returning to the top slot.

According to Chart-Track, which compiles the data based on returns from a selected number of old-skool bricks'n'mortar retailers, "Last week's new No1, NCSoft's Guild Wars 2 drops to No6 this week" following an 86% drop in sales over the period.

"The lone new entry this week comes in at No2, EA's The Sims 3: Supernatural which is the 7th expansion pack for The Sims 3. Nintendo remain at No3 with New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS (-40%), SEGA remains at No4 with London 2012: The Official Video Game (-41%) and Warner remain at No5 with Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (-35%). The aforementioned Guild Wars 2 is now No6 and EA remain at No7 with Madden NFL 13 (-48%). Koch climb 4 places to No8 with Dead Island GOTY Edition (-3%), THQ's Darksiders II drops 3 places to No9 (-57%) and Activision bring up No10 for a second successive week thanks to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (-22%).

{02} - 01 - Sleeping Dogs - Square Enix
{NE} - 02 - The Sims 3: Supernatural - Electronic Arts
{03} - 03 - New Super Mario Bros 2 - Nintendo
{04} - 04 - London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games - SEGA
{05} - 05 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Warner Bros.
{01} - 06 - Guild Wars 2 - NCsoft
{07} - 07 - Madden NFL 13 - Electronic Arts
{RE} - 08 - Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition - Koch
{06} - 09 - Darksiders II - THQ
{RE} - 10 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Activision/Blizzard

For more on F2P's distruption of the standard model, see our exclusive interview with Gameforge here.

Source: Chart-Track


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