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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :)
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@Venatorcruiser did just that many a weekend on 2k athletics on the dream-cast with the rugby boys when it was out of season.
not much else can be said other than: lol some kids are going to be disappointed for birthdays/christmas.
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