Tagged "The Witcher 2"

Apr 23
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Even though the original was never released on consoles, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has tackled FIFA Street off the top of the chart.

FIFA Street consequently drops to #2 and is followed by FIFA 12, Kinect Star Wars and Mass Effect 3.

There are no other new entries in the top 40.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention on PS Vita hasn’t done too badly though – it’s in at #3 in the PS Vita chart. It may have even sold better than Activison’s movie tie-in Battleship, which has sunk without trace.

Amazingly, Chart-Track are still able to compile a PlayStation 2 chart. This week’s includes Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003, Persona 4 and Psychonauts.

It’s hard to believe that somebody would want a nine year old golf game, no matter how little it was selling for.

Apr 19
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

Just three new releases this week, folks. The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings is the big one and was actually released on Tuesday to tie-in with the US release date. That’s unless you shop at Tesco, who accidentally put it out on Friday in most of their stores. Word has it they got a slap on the wrist.

You’d think that any RPG would struggle to hold its own after Skyrim but reviews have been glowing, with reviewers praising how well the conversion has turned out. Game Informer dished out 9.5 while IGN handed out an 8.5. They didn’t enjoy the third section of the game very much, but with a reported 35 hour play time there’s still plenty to like.

Then there’s Activison’s movie tie-in Battleship, out on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and 3DS. We have to admit to being slightly curious about this one. It’s an FPS with strategy elements that resembles Advance Wars. Developers Double Helix have a mildly decent track record too, including last year’s enjoyable Green Lantern tie-in and Silent Hill: Homecoming. Oddly, we’re getting it before the US – according to the press release it’s not out across the pond until May.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention on PS Vita finishes this week off. Not a system seller but still a very nice addition to the PS Vita’s ever growing library. IGN also gave this one an 8.5 and praised the touch controls. Sounds like they serve a purpose rather than being gimmicky. Good.

Next week: Prototype 2 (out Tuesday on PS3 and 360), Mortal Kombat (PS Vita), Alien Breed Trilogy (PS3), Crash Time 4: The Syndicate (PS3, 360), Bejeweled 3 (360), Ghosthunter (3DS) and the allegedly awful Crash Time 3D (3DS).

May 23
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

As you can see here in both black and white, L.A. Noire has taken the top spot of the chart. Chart-Track reports that it has become the fastest selling new videogame IP in the UK, with 58% of copies sold so far on Xbox 360 and 42% on PS3. With word of its greatness still spreading chances are that it’ll be at #1 for a while.

There’s another new entry in the top 10 too – PC role player The Witcher 2 at #5. Sadly Dead or Alive: Dimensions fails to make the top 40. It goes in at #2 in the 3DS chart though, under LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Wii price drop has had a slightly bizarre effect on the chart. Mario Kart Wii – which is now bundled with the console – is back at #23 and Wii Sports Resort has risen from #31 to #13 but games like Donkey Kong Country Returns and Wii Party have done the opposite and fallen.

The new Nintendo Selects range hasn’t found many fans yet it would seem either – only Animal Crossing makes an appearance, and that’s at #33 in the Wii Budget Chart.

© 2001-2017 Games Asylum