Charts Update: LEGO Batman 2 fends off challengers
|9th July 2012||Matt Bailey|
With "The Dark Knight Rises" now a couple of weeks ago, it seems that Batman is in the minds of the public right now, keeping Warner Bros.' LEGO Batman 2 firmly in the Number 1 spot in the latest UKIE all-format charts, despite a 30% drop in sales compared to the previous week. The Olympics are also getting closer, so SEGA's London 2012: The Official Video Game continues to gain popularity, this time taking the second spot ahead of Activision's The Amazing Spider-Man. Last week's new release Spec Ops: The Line falls to fourth.
The highest new entry, in fifth place, is Koch Media/Deep Silver's Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition, a re-release of the popular survival game from last year. It includes the game, which was the second bigger "new IP" of 2011, along with all the DLC packs previously available digitally. We gave the original game 7/10 last year. Next in line is Square Enix's 3DS music title with the confusing name, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy which debuts in 19th. The company might have hoped for slightly better, but EA will be more disappointed with The Secret World's first week which saw it obtain just 38th place. Of course, this is a PC MMO which will likely grow with time, and this doesn't account for digital sales, but the title risks fading into obscurity unless it picks up the pace quickly.
After the surprisingly low 34th place in the charts for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 last week, Activision have brought in a price promotion that allowed it gain 193% in sales, rocketing it up a whole 26 places to 8th, clearly making it the highest rising title this week. Going the other way is unfortunately SCEE's The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy: Classics HD, with the PS3 remake collection dropping down from 11th to 36th in this week's line-up.
Namco Bandai's Inversion is the only major game out this week, and despite some disappointing reviews, it should still make a Top 40 entrance, but it might struggle with the Top 10. And with the Olympics getting ever closer, it's probably safe to assume that SEGA's official tie-in will be topping the charts sooner or later, particularly as we enter the summer gaming release drought.
For the full All-Format Top 40, head over to our charts section.