Sega’s London 2012 still number one

And the Mario & Sonic Olympic title remains at number three
Darren Allan

August 8, 2012
London 2012 Sega

This week’s all-format game chart sees Sega’s official video game of the Olympics hold onto number one, which is hardly surprising given we’re mid-Games (and we’re doing rather well, of course).

Sega’s London 2012: The Official Video Game nearly doubled in sales to pull away by a long distance from the number two title, Lego Batman 2 (which slipped by 15 per cent in terms of units shifted).

There was no change at number three, either, with Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games also boosted by 42 per cent in terms of sales, but that wasn’t quite enough to catch the blocky superhero title.

Another Batman game, albeit the very different Arkham Asylum, continued its resurgence moving up to number four this week (thanks to the film, naturally).

Two further oldies, Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, found themselves boosted to numbers five and six respectively following price promotions.

The Amazing Spider-Man, another super-hero title, was at number seven, followed by Battlefield 3, and then Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which slipped down from number four.

Rounding off the top ten was another veteran game, Modern Warfare 3. This is very much the quiet season for games, of course, with the big releases all waiting until next month to spring forth.

Darksiders II is out this month, mind you, and Guild Wars 2 for MMORPG fans, so it’s not deathly quiet on the gaming front.

But next month will see the likes of the new FIFA game, Borderlands 2, and the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria – which introduces the Pandaren race. Yes, pandas. It also debuts the monk class.

We think someone’s been watching too much Kung Fu Panda…

Just wait for the amount of name variations we’re going to see on “Po”.


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