Modern Warfare is hell for new releases

There were a lot of big releases last week, boy howdy! But none to match the shooting stuff might of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which claims a second week at #1 – even with an 87 percent drop in sales. Impressive stuff, Activision.

The top new entry goes to Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, at #2, setting a new first week sales record for Ubisoft. So well done Ubisoft, too.

This is going to take a while, so let’s keep plugging away. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim drops one to #3, then at #4 we meet our second new entry, Saints Row: The Third, with improved sales over earlier games in the series. So THQ get a little pat on the back too.

FIFA 12 is down a place to #5, and at #6 it’s sort of a new entry, in the form of the Xbox 360 remake Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Not bad, Microsoft, not bad.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Now, if you look around the room, you’ll see an elephant. An elephant that doesn’t look terribly impressed with the British games buying public. An elephant with the Nintendo logo on it. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at #7 and Super Mario 3D Land at #9 were presumably not what Nintendo were hoping for. Needless to say they are top of the Wii and 3DS charts, but that’s scant consolation. That the next best-selling Wii games are Just Dance 3, Michael Jackson: The Experience and Zumba Fitness tells you all you need to know.

We’re not done yet. Your remaining new entries are Need for Speed: The Run at #11, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 at #13, Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games at #20, and Kinect Disneyland Adventures at #39.

Okay, you can go. Close the door on your way out.


Jake has been here since the beginning, with hundreds of reviews and countless other guff to his name. These days, not so consistent.

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