Charts Update: LEGO Batman blocks competition once more
|16th July 2012||Matt Bailey|
Warner Bros.' LEGO Batman 2 is the best-selling game for the fourth week in a row according to GfK Chart-Track who compile the all-format charts for the UKIE. In their latest Top 40 listing the Minifig version of the caped crusader is Number 1 again, with London 2012: The Official Video Game and The Amazing Spider-Man in second and third respectively once more. Deep Silver's Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition has climbed a place to fourth, ahead of Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier which is up from 9th to 5th.
Although we didn't expect it to get near to the Top 10, it is still surprising to see that Namco Bandai's Inversion didn't make the Top 40 at all, with Gfk Chart-Track claiming it only made 50th place. It means there are actually no new entries in this week's line-up, although we do have a reappearance of F1 2011 from Codemasters following the British Grand Prix, in 25th.
The biggest climber is another Codemasters game, DIRT Showdown, which goes from 39th all the way up to 24th on the grid. Going the other way is Microsoft's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary which falls from 20th to 38th.
There's not much more to say about this rather uneventful chart, where most of the rest of the titles have had a simple swap around. If you're looking for big releases this week to shake things up then you're out of luck; we're truly into the summer retail release drought (which is alleviated these days by things such as XBLA's Summer of Arcade). Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is the most high profile release, and while it's unlikely to make it to the top, the series does have a loyal following that should ensure it reasonable sales in its first week.
For the complete all-format Top 40 chart, head over to our charts section.