This week is no different to the last five in the gaming world, as Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is still number one in the all-format UK chart.
Having been at the top for five weeks, it has spent the longest at number one thus far in 2012. But then, it is the quiet summer season for games now. This time last year, Zumba Fitness also recorded a huge run at the top of the chart (ten weeks in a row).
With the Olympics about to begin, it’s not surprising that Sega’s official London 2012 game rose to number two, although it was only up 5 per cent in terms of sales on last week. Perhaps it’ll shift even more copies once the events are actually underway.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier moved up to number three, boosted by price promotions, and Activision held the next two spots with The Amazing Spider-Man, and the equally-amazing-it’s-still-selling-so-much Modern Warfare 3.
The highest new entry came in at number six, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, a 3DS-only title – and the handheld’s second biggest launch of the year (only surpassed by Resident Evil: Revelations).
Batman: Arkham City re-entered the top ten at number seven – presumably due to the latest Batman movie being released – and that was followed by Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which climbed several places.
Max Payne 3 found itself at number nine, followed by Skyrim, another long-time top ten member which is still selling.
FIFA 12 finally slipped out of the top ten, after being in there since its launch, and so it didn’t quite manage to hold on to pass the baton to the next FIFA release in the autumn. EA’s football game slipped to number twelve.