Kinect Star Wars on top of the podium

Mediocre reviews haven’t harmed sales of Kinect Star Wars one bit – it’s the UK’s new number one, making it the first Kinect game to go straight to the top of the chart. It’s also the first Star Wars game to enter at #1 since 2008’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

You have to admit that Microsoft’s timing was perfect. A combination of it being Easter and school holidays meant that there were plenty of parents out there looking for ways to entertain their Padawan learners.

As usual, EA rules the rest of the roost. FIFA Street drops to #2 and is followed by Mass Effect 3, FIFA 12 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12.

The next new entry is the decent Devil May Cry HD Collection at #18. Both Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill Downpour have left the top 40 after just one week.

Poor old Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure on 3DS has failed to make the top 40 as well. It can’t have sold too badly though – plenty of people on our Twitter feed picked up a copy over the weekend.