Ghost Recon continues to camp atop UK chart
The top three were unchanged, with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier continuing to hold the top spot for a third consecutive week.
Last week saw no change in the top three with Ubisoft's third-person shooter holding firm at number one for a third week in a row. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is the third game in 2012 to hold on to the number one spot for three weeks or more, along with EA's FIFA 12 and FIFA Street.
Second and third spots stayed unchanged with Max Payne 3 suffering a 36 percent drop in sales and almost being knocked from second place by FIFA 12, which saw a 48 percent increase in sales. Battlefield 3 was the biggest mover of the week jumping from eighth to fourth just ahead of Sniper Elite V2, which jumped from seven to five.
The only game to debut in the top 40 last week was Focus Home's book and television tie-in role-playing game Game of Thrones. With many wanting to travel the country of Westeros for themselves, Game of Thrones debuted at number six--the only new entry in this week's all-formats top 40.
The rest of the top 10 continued to be filled by the usual suspects, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at seven, FIFA Street at eight, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games at nine, and Dirt Showdown hanging on at 10.
Other notable movers in the chart included Diablo III, which overcame its retail supply problems to see a 543 percent jump in sales to reenter the chart at 22, and Wii Fit Plus, which registered a 279 percent week-on-week increase, taking it to 31.
This week sees the release of Suda 51's latest creation, Lollipop Chainsaw, across multiple platforms, and Gravity Rush for the Vita. But it could be another week at the top for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, as the PC version hits retail shelves this week as well.
UK All-Formats Chart for the week ending 9 June 2012:
1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
2. Max Payne 3
3. FIFA 12
4. Battlefield 3
5. Sniper Elite V2
6. Game of Thrones
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
8. FIFA Street
9. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
10. Dirt Showdown