UKIE Week 09 2012 UK Video Games Charts

 
EA’s Snowboard Supercross series returns after a 5 year break for a 6th instalment and is the first ‘SSX’ for 360/PS3 and is also the first time an SSX title has debuted at No1 (previous best was ‘SSX 3’ at No3 back in week 44, 2003). This franchise was last seen on Wii back in March 2007 as ‘SSX Blur’ and first released as ‘SSX: Snowboard Supercross’ on PS2 back in November 2000. EA also take No2 as ‘FIFA 12’ climbs 2 places to No2 (-5%). Nintendo’s Wii ‘Mario Party 9’ debuts at No3 and the Mario Party series dates back to March 1999 on N64, most recently seen on a home console for an extremely successful first Wii outing as ‘Mario Party 8’ back in July 2007. And so just like ‘SSX’ there are almost 5 years separating the 2 versions, although unlike ‘SSX’ the Nintendo title was absent this week from Game and Gamestation’s shelves. Note that the current version actually debuts 2 places higher than previous best in series ‘Mario Party 8’. Last week’s No1, Sony’s Vita ‘Uncharted: Golden Abyss’ is No4 (-71%). In other news, if you look hard enough, you’ll find the return of 2010’s Xbox 360 hit ‘Alan Wake’ but for PC thanks to Nordic Games (No11 on the PC FP Chart) and also the return of the Premier Manager series with ‘Premier Manager 2012’ debuting at No30 on the PC BP Chart thanks to Focus Multimedia (last seen in 2009 as ‘Premier Manager 10’, first seen as Gremlin Graphics’ ‘Premier Manager’ back in December 1992 for Commodore Amiga and Atari ST).
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 03 March 2012

  1. SSX - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  2. FIFA 12 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  3. MARIO PARTY 9 - NINTENDO
  4. UNCHARTED: GOLDEN ABYSS - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  5. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  6. UFC UNDISPUTED 3 - THQ
  7. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  8. FIFA FOOTBALL - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  9. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - UBISOFT
  10. BATTLEFIELD 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  11. SYNDICATE - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  12. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  13. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  14. ZUMBA FITNESS - 505 GAMES
  15. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  16. RAYMAN ORIGINS - UBISOFT
  17. JUST DANCE 3 - UBISOFT
  18. SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD - THQ
  19. UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE'S DECEPTION - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  20. RAGE - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  21. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  22. KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  23. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - NINTENDO
  24. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT
  25. METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION - KONAMI
  26. ZUMBA FITNESS 2 - 505 GAMES
  27. FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS ULTIMATE EDITION - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  28. F1 2011 - CODEMASTERS
  29. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO - MIND CANDY
  30. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  31. MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
  32. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  33. THE DARKNESS II - TAKE 2
  34. SONIC GENERATIONS - SEGA
  35. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  36. SKATE 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  37. THE SIMS 3: PETS - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  38. DEAD ISLAND - KOCH MEDIA
  39. BINARY DOMAIN - SEGA
  40. CARS 2 - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS

 
UKIE Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track