UK Video Game Charts: No One Can Blow the Future Soldier Off

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier sits at number 1

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UK Video Game Charts: No One Can Blow the Future Soldier Off
"War! What is it good for?" Well, no, actually not 'Absolutely nothing' as out of touch soul singer Edwin Starr would have you believe; video games. Let's look at the Gfk Chart-Track all formats video game charts shall we?

In the Top Ten alone, Mr Starr, we have: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Battlefield 3, Sniper Elite V2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Game of Thrones. That's 50% of the elite tied up with war in some form or another. So, in your face Mr Starr. War sells.

Anyway, Chart-Track points out that:

"It’s a third successive week at No1 for Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’ (-48%). So far in 2012 only two other titles have managed to hold on at No1 for three weeks or more and they are both FIFA games (FIFA 12 with 4 weeks and FIFA Street with 3).

"There is also no change in the next two places as ‘Max Payne 3’ (-36%) at No2 is almost usurped by a resurgent ‘FIFA 12’ (+48%) at No3 (perhaps boosted in part by the start of Euro 2012). ‘Battlefield 3’ (+42%) is this week’s biggest Top 10 climber, up from No8 to No4, ahead of ‘Sniper Elite V2’ (+18%) which rises one place to No5. ‘Game of Thrones’ from Focus Home Interactive/Koch is the only new title to break into the Top 40, debuting at No6. The rest of the Top 10 is occupied by familiar faces – ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’ (-5%) at No7, ‘FIFA Street’ (+21%) at No8 and ‘Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games’ (+26%) at No9.

"In its third week of release, ‘Dirt Showdown’ (-19%) just manages to hold on to a Top 10 placing, down 3 places to No10. There is a re-entry at No22 for ‘Diablo III’ (+543%) which signals renewed stock of the critically acclaimed Blizzard title, while a retailer promotion helps propel ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (+279%) back into the Top 40 at No31."

Top 10 is Here
{01} - 01 - Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - Ubisoft
{02} - 02 - Max Payne 3 - Rockstar
{03} - 03 - FIFA 12 - Electronic Arts
{08} - 04 - Battlefield 3 - Electronic Arts
{06} - 05 - Sniper Elite V2 - 505 Games
{NE} - 06 - Game of Thrones - Koch Media
{05} - 07 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Activision/Blizzard
{09} - 08 - FIFA Street - Electronic Arts
{RE} - 09 - Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - SEGA
{07} - 10 - Dirt Showdown - Codemasters

Source: Gfk


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