UK Charts: FIFA dribbles to the top and scores!
Lots of new stuff in the UK Sales Charts this week, but the absolute number one is clearly EA’s latest soccer game, FIFA 13. Out of nowhere, the latest incarnation of what most will probably see as the best soccer game in the world immediately takes the top spot, making Gearbox’ Borderlands 2 and Codemasters’ F1 2012 each lose a place.
In fourth position, we find the second biggest newcomer of the week: Blizzard’s latest expansion to their mighty MMORPG, World of Warcraft, called Mists of Pandaria.
While FIFA 13 immediately scores, this comes at the expense of that other top soccer game, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, which drops from 3 to 5, a move that’s shared by United Front Games’ (and SquareEnix’) Sleeping Dogs which goes from 4 to 6.
A bit less spectacular, but also worth noting, is the new entry of Ubisoft’s Rocksmith which proves music games aren’t completely out of fashion just yet. The game enters the UK Sales Charts new at 7 while Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim jumps back into the Top10 at 8, coming from 13. That’s way better than Warner’s LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes which makes a massive dive from 5 to 9. The Top10 gets closed off by New Super Mario Bros 2 for the 3DS.
The full Top20:
POS. TITLE PUBLISHER LAST WEEK
1 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS -
2 BORDERLANDS 2 2K GAMES 1
3 F1 2012 CODEMASTERS 2
4 WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA BLIZZARD -
5 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 KONAMI 3
6 SLEEPING DOGS SQUARE ENIX 4
7 ROCKSMITH UBISOFT -
8 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 13
9 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
10 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 NINTENDO 7
11 DEAD OR ALIVE 5 TECMO -
12 FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 MICROSOFT -
13 LITTLEBIGPLANET PS VITA SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
14 DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION DEEP SILVER 12
15 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 10
16 ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY ACTIVISION -
17 GRAN TURISMO 5 ACADEMY EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. -
18 LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME SEGA 11
19 GUILD WARS 2 NCSOFT EUROPE 9
20 TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 NAMCO BANDAI GAMES 8