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Jan 11
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

It’s Monday, which means it’s chart time here on GamesAsylum. Let’s see how Bayonetta and Darksiders did, shall we? Yes!

It certainly looks like THQ’s decision to hold Darksiders back until after the Xmas rush was a wise one – it has managed to get to #8 in the all formats top 40. Sega’s Bayonetta does even better, dashing in at #5.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still #1, which makes it the 9th week running. Chart Track also point out that it has already become the third best selling game in the UK ever. I’m willing to bet that within the next six month it’ll end up being either the second best, or possibly best ever. Brain Training on DS and GTA: San Andreas hold the first and second positions, if you’re wondering.

The rest of the top 10 has had a good old shuffle this week – the rubbish Just Dance is up from #7 to #3, Wii Fit Plus is up from #5 to #2, Assassin’s Creed 2 drops from #2 to #7 while Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games also slides all the way from #3 to #11.

Jan 04
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UK Charts

Finally there’s a bit of action in chart land. The top 10 hasn’t changed much since last week, apart from the awful Just Dance going up from #12 to #7, but there’s no less than 10 re-entries further down the top 40 thanks to the sales and people getting shiny new consoles for Christmas.

Batman: Arkham Asylum – which was a nice £16.00 at Tesco last week – is back at #16, funnily enough. Boarderlands and The Saboteur both make re-appearances at #22 and #23 respectively while at the lower end of the chart Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Up, Halo 3: ODST, Guitar Hero: Metalica and Lips: Number One Hits rear their heads once again.

In case you’re wondering, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still #1. Maybe not for long though – Sega’s 10/10 worthy Bayonetta is out this week.

Dec 29
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UK Charts

The Christmas sales have only been in full swing for two days so the chart hasn’t been shaken up a great deal by people out bargain hunting. The top 5 is largely the same at least – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 followed by FIFA 10, Assassin’s Creed II, Wii Sports Resort and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

Avatar: The Game is up from #12 to #8, but it’s impossible to tell if this is just because the likes of Tesco are selling it for under £25 already or if people really are paying full price for it.

The Beatles: Rock Band and Grand Theft Auto IV are both back in the chart at #26 and #38. I’m guessing that The Beatles is back because HMV were selling the whole kit for a rather nice £40. Nice that is, if you have a place to store it all.

Dec 21
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

I’m a gambling man, so I’m not sure why I didn’t put money on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being Christmas #1. It’s probably because I’d be too embarrassed to walk into Ladbrokes and actually do it. This is what the Christmas top 10 chart looks like, anyway:

1 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2
2 FIFA 10
3 WII FIT PLUS
4 WII SPORTS RESORT
5 ASSASSIN’S CREED II
6 MARIO & SONIC AT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
7 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII
8 FORZA MOTORSPORT 3
9 MARIO KART WII
10 JUST DANCE

I bet a month ago nobody could have predicted Just Dance making the cut. It’s also fair to say that Nintendo have ‘ruled’ this Christmas – six of those games are exclusive to Nintendo formats, so well done them. Any company that can get a game that’s nearly two years old (Mario Kart Wii) into the Christmas top 10 genuinely deserves a pat on the back.

Dec 14
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was the only decent game out last week, so I wasn’t expecting much action in the top 10 chart this week. Something very odd has happened though – Ubisoft’s Just Dance has gone all the way from #30 to #8. Reviews have been appalling – the average review score currently stands at 35% – so I’m guessing that it has been advertised on TV or something.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still #1, while James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game is doing better in its second week of release now at #29. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks misses out of a top 10 ranking, having to make do with #12.

The chance of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being Christmas #1? Almost a dead cert I’d say. Unless even more morons buy Just Dance…

Dec 08
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UK Charts

So, Tony Hawk: Ride hasn’t managed to get into the top 40 chart this week. This could be down to a number of things – mediocre reviews, a high price tag and a lack of promotion. Mr. Hawk has been swift to come to defend it on his Twitter page, saying that “most snarky critics had their minds set before ever seeing/playing the game” but it looks like the public have made their minds up already. Mind you, a hefty price drop could see it chart eventually.

He shouldn’t feel too bad as Ubisoft’s Avatar tie-in hasn’t made it into the top 40 yet either. I am actually quite surprised about this. It makes it into the single formats though – #19 in the PlayStation 3 chart and #21 in the Xbox 360 chart.

The top 5 all formats remains unchanged – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at #1 followed by FIFA 10, Assassin’s Creed II, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Wii Sports Resort. Lego Indiana Jones 2 is up from #12 to #8 but Left 4 Dead 2 has gone from #8 to #14. Just Dance and The Saboteur are this week’s new entries but it’s the former that has charted higher than the latter – Just Dance is at #30 and The Saboteur at a very poor #39.

Nov 30
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UK Charts

The top 40 chart is pretty dull this week. The top three titles remain the same – Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii – while Invizimals on PSP is the only new entry at #29.

Lego Rock Band hasn’t managed to get into the top 40 at all, which is very odd seeing reviews have been mostly positive. There’s lots of Lego love still going on though, with no less than four games based on the bricks in the chart.

In the single formats things are a little more interesting – Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 5 sneaks in at #15 in the PlayStation 2 chart, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines at #4 in the PSP chart and Rogue Warrior at #33 and Blood Bowl at #38 in the Xbox 360 chart. The I’m a Celebrity …Get Me Out of Here! game is loitering at #31 in the DS chart. If you see anybody buying it then take the copy out of their hand and throw it against the nearest wall. You’ll be doing them a massive favour.

Nov 02
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UK Charts

Three of the games in the top 5 are now football related thanks to Sega’s Football Manager 2010 shooting straight into #1. FIFA 10 remains at #3 while Pro Evo 2010 skids from #1 to #5. The budget priced Wii Fit Plus is the second biggest seller of last week, going in at #2. Grand Theft Auto Episodes crashes in at #6 while Tekken 6 punches in at #8. Are you loving these puns? I thought not.

The price tag for DJ Hero looks like it’s something of an issue after all – it only makes it to #20 in the chart. HMV were charging a painful £99.99 for this at the weekend, whereas Sainsburys had it at a fairer £79.99.

Style Boutique – which I wasn’t aware was published by Nintendo until today – is in at #37. Brutal Legend is only one position behind it. It’s sad to see that it’ll probably be out of the chart by next week unless Game or somewhere drops it to £24.99 or so.

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