Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier may have almost halved in sales this week, but it still kept hold of the number one spot in the UK all-format chart (as compiled by Chart Track). That makes it three weeks in a row for the shooter.
There wasn’t much to challenge it though, with only one new entry making it into the top ten. That was Game of Thrones from Focus Home Interactive, which secured the number six spot upon its launch.
The number two game also remained the same, Max Payne 3, which was followed by FFIA 12, still selling well due to the Euro 2012 tournament (in fact, its sales were boosted by 50 per cent, and it nearly stole the runner-up position from Max Payne).
Battlefield 3 also saw its sales rise by a similar amount, as the EA game stormed up the chart from number eight to number four. That was followed by yet another shooter, Sniper Elite V2, which was up a place to number five – and then Game of Thrones, as we’ve already mentioned.
Modern Warfare 3 is still hanging around in the chart at number seven, and FIFA Street at number eight. It’s followed by Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and finally, Dirt Showdown at number ten.
So that’s five shooters and two football games in the top ten, in total.
Diablo III marched back into the chart at number twenty-two, with new stock now available after it was depleted, and the game’s sales gathered considerable momentum with a five-fold boost.