UKIE Week 45 2012 UK Video Games Charts

Microsoft’s ‘Halo 4’ debuts at No1 and arrived on Tuesday 6th November as the 16th event title launch of the year (normally defined as a Tuesday/Wednesday release).  There are only 2 more event titles to come this year, with ‘Black Ops II’ next week and ‘Hitman Absolution’ the following week – this total of 18 event games in 2012 is a record, up from 11 games in 2011.  ‘Halo 4’ sold slightly more units than last week’s PS3/360 ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (itself an event title from Wednesday 31st October) and ‘Halo 4’ ranks as the 18th biggest SKU launch in terms of week 1 units, but does not beat 2007’s ‘Halo 3’ (15th biggest SKU) or indeed 2010’s ‘Halo: Reach’ (12th biggest SKU).  Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ drops to No2 (-73%), ahead of EA’s ‘FIFA 13’ at No3 (-13%).  EA’s ‘Need For Speed: Most Wanted’ at No4 (-28%) exchanges places with Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2013’, now No5 (-47%).  Activision’s ‘Skylanders Giants’ climbs 2 places to No6 (+7%) and THQ drop 4 places to No7 with ‘WWE 13’ (-60%).  The TV-advertised deal for ‘Borderlands 2’ certainly had an effect – the title climbs 11 places to No8, up 180% over last week.  Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance 4’ remains at No9 (+10%) and EA’s ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter’ drops 4 places to No10 (-65%).  The only other new entry in the Top 40 this week is Sony’s PS3 ‘LittleBigPlanet Karting’ at No24.
 

  1. HALO 4 - MICROSOFT
  2. ASSASSIN'S CREED III - UBISOFT
  3. FIFA 13  - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  4. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  5. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 - SEGA
  6. SKYLANDERS GIANTS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  7. WWE '13 - THQ
  8. BORDERLANDS 2 - TAKE 2
  9. JUST DANCE 4 - UBISOFT
  10. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  11. FORZA HORIZON - MICROSOFT
  12. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK - MIND CANDY
  13. RESIDENT EVIL 6   - CAPCOM
  14. DISHONORED - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  15. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  16. PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK - NINTENDO
  17. F1 2012 - CODEMASTERS
  18. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 - NINTENDO
  19. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT
  20. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  21. SLEEPING DOGS - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  22. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 - KONAMI
  23. POKEMON BLACK VERSION 2 - NINTENDO
  24. LITTLEBIGPLANET KARTING - SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  25. 007 LEGENDS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  26. KINECT DISNEYLAND ADVENTURES - MICROSOFT
  27. ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  28. ASSASSIN'S CREED III LIBERATION - UBISOFT
  29. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  30. POKEMON WHITE VERSION 2 - NINTENDO
  31. DOOM 3: BFG EDITION - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  32. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - KOCH MEDIA
  33. MARIO KART 7 - NINTENDO
  34. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - UBISOFT
  35. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - NINTENDO
  36. KINECT SPORTS - MICROSOFT
  37. DANCE CENTRAL 2  - MICROSOFT
  38. XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN - TAKE 2
  39. SONIC GENERATIONS - SEGA
  40. JUST DANCE 3 - UBISOFT

 
UKIE Games Charts  ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track