Official Olympics Game Tops UK Charts

Posted by at 11:30 am on July 30, 2012

 

Thanks to the start of the Olympics, sales of London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games were up 25 percent last week in the UK, helping the global event tie-in game step up to the top pedestal.

The official game, which held the silver last week, wasn’t the only Olympics game to benefit from the event’s starting gun. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games also saw a bump of 21 percent, raising it from eighth to bronze. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes finds itself wedged between the two sports minigames in silver.

Pokémon Conquest was the only new game last week to break the top 40, storming spot 17 in its debut week. Now we wait to see if the Pokémon X Nobunaga’s Ambition franchise crossover converts poke-fever into a desire to buy strategy games based on feudal Japan. Scout out the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending July 28:

  1. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
  2. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  3. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
  4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  5. Batman: Arkham City
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man
  8. Skyrim
  9. FIFA 12
  10. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

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