Ukie Week 39 2012 UK Video Games Charts

 
It’s time for the market to explode, as EA’s ‘FIFA 13’ debuts at No1 and joins the select club of titles that have sold more than 1m units in their opening week, the others being Call of Duty series Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 & 3. ‘FIFA 13’ outsold previous best ‘FIFA 12’ by +27% in units and +31% by revenue (based on opening week sales). Week 39 total market units climb 196% over the previous week (+282% by revenue) to become by far the biggest week of the year so far and the curtain-raiser for the much hoped for Q4 revival. ‘FIFA 13’ accounted for an astonishing 71% of all units and 80% of all entertainment software revenue this week (up from 62%/72% for FIFA 12 last year), revealing an even greater polarisation of sales towards triple A product. Finally, in a comparison between week 39-12 vs. week 39-11, this week is up 11% in units and 18% in revenue. Last week’s No1 ‘Borderlands 2’ drops to No2 (-60%) and Codemasters also drop one place to No3 with ‘F1 2012’ (-38%). But it’s not just a FIFA festival this week as Activision Blizzard’s ‘World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria’ debuts at No4, a mid-week release from Tuesday 25th September. Also debuting this week is Ubisoft’s innovative ‘Rocksmith’ at No7, Tecmo Koei’s ‘Dead or Alive 5’ at No11, Rovio/Activision’s ‘Angry Birds Trilogy’ at No16 and Sony’s ‘Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition’ at No17. In the console hardware world Sony’s PS3 ‘Super Slim’ 500GB debuts this week and immediately sees PS3 hardware sales rocket 138% over last week – the 500GB variant accounted for 37% of all PS3’s sold.
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 29 September 2012

  1. FIFA 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  2. BORDERLANDS 2 - TAKE 2
  3. F1 2012 - CODEMASTERS
  4. WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  5. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 - KONAMI
  6. SLEEPING DOGS - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  7. ROCKSMITH - UBISOFT
  8. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  9. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  10. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 - NINTENDO
  11. DEAD OR ALIVE 5 - TECMO KOEI EUROPE
  12. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT
  13. LITTLEBIGPLANET PS VITA - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  14. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - KOCH MEDIA
  15. MAX PAYNE 3 - TAKE 2
  16. ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  17. GRAN TURISMO 5 ACADEMY EDITION - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  18. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME - SEGA
  19. GUILD WARS 2 - NCSOFT EUROPE
  20. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 - NAMCO BANDAI GAMES
  21. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  22. DARKSIDERS II - THQ
  23. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  24. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  25. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - NINTENDO
  26. SONIC GENERATIONS - SEGA
  27. THE SIMS 3: SUPERNATURAL - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  28. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER - UBISOFT
  29. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  30. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  31. BATTLEFIELD 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  32. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - UBISOFT
  33. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  34. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  35. MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
  36. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - TAKE 2
  37. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO - MIND CANDY
  38. BORDERLANDS: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION - TAKE 2
  39. TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  40. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track