UK chart: London 2012 holds top spot

Official tie-in takes gold for second week with sales boost; silver to Lego Batman 2; bronze to Mario & Sonic's Olympic effort.

An 88 percent surge in sales put London 2012: The Official Video Game in first place for a second week in the UK games chart.

Sega's London 2012 defended the top spot from Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which stayed in the number two spot with a 15 percent drop-off in sales. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games, the other tie-in title from Sega, held onto third place with a 42 percent boost in sales during the first week of the Olympic competition.

London 2012 takes first.

Further down the chart, Batman: Arkham Asylum continued to enjoy a resurgence with a 21 percent sales boost up to number four, while retailer promotions bumped Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from eight to five.

A new entry in the UK chart, Risen 2: Dark Waters sailed into the UK charts at number 14, the buccaneering RPG sequel beating its predecessor's debut at number 29 back in October 2009.

The UK All-Formats chart for the week ending August 4 2012:

1. London 2012: The Official Video Game
2. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
3. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
4. Batman: Arkham City
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
6. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
8. Battlefield 3
9. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track.

Written By

Want the latest news about Risen 2: Dark Waters?

Risen 2: Dark Waters

Risen 2: Dark Waters

Follow

Discussion

0 comments
Hockmiester
Hockmiester

It is a good game & the review was a little harsh. We had an Olympics party and also had US Gold, Olympic Gold, Int Track & Field booted up and everyone went mad for London 2012 even the wives who felt they could better join in due to the control mechanic.  

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Hype does sell games - but it helps when it's the first half decent sport themed mini-game collection in many a year! Actually I think it's a great title and have spent many hours playing it with the wife and kids!

itchyflop
itchyflop

Olympics in London and a tie in game that's pretty good keeping in the spirit of things whilst the sport is on is a good thing. Its not bad multiplayer with friends too and online, have some fun, crack the pims open all in typical BRITISH fashion :)

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

What is going on in the UK? London 2012? Arkham Asylum? It feels random.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

not much else can be said other than: lol some kids are going to be disappointed for birthdays/christmas.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @Venatorcruiser did just that many a weekend on 2k athletics on the dream-cast with the rugby boys when it was out of season.