UK Video Game Charts - the Olympics Dies at the Feet of Sleeping Dogs

But long-ass-winded headlines carry on in praise of Square Enix's game

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E3 2012
E3 2012
The Olympics are over. We can all go back to hating each other and tearing chunks out of each other with weapons. Yes, Square Enix and United Front Games' Sleeping Dogs is at the top of the Chart-Track Gfk All Formats chart this week.

Says Gfk of the chart, which sees Sleeping Dogs beating New Super Mario Bros 2 into second place in a Nu Skool violence kills Italian Old Skool Plumber sort of a way:

"While taking the No1 spot it also becomes the sixth best selling game on first week sales in 2012. It means Nintendo's much anticipated New Super Mario Bros 2 has to settle for No2 spot, a still impressive achievement as the title is only available on 3DS. It also matches its predecessor New Super Mario Bros which hit the charts at No2 back in Week 26 2006. With the curtain coming down on the Olympics London 2012: The Official Video Game (-37%) slips to No3 on the podium.

"Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (+20%) drops from No2 to No4 despite an increase in sales. Mario appears twice in our Top 10 swapping Luigi for Sonic this time as Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games (-18%) slides from No3 to No5. Impressive figures boosted by retailer promotions see both Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (+46%) and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (+94%) re-enter the Top 10 at No8 and No10."

{NE} - 01 - Sleeping Dogs - Square Enix
{NE} - 02 - New Super Mario Bros 2 - Nintendo
{01} - 03 - London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games - SEGA
{02} - 04 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Warner Bros
{03} - 05 - Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - SEGA
{04} - 06 - Batman: Arkham City - Warner Bros
{05} - 07 - The Amazing Spider-Man - Activision
{NE} - 08 - Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - Ubisoft
{09} - 09 - Dead Island GOTY Edition - Koch
{02} - 10 - LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 - Warner Bros


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