South Park is king of the castle

South Park: The Stick of Truth taking the top spot of the UK chart provides some food for thought – could this have been the game that would have turned THQ’s fortunes around?

It certainly would have helped the publisher get back on track. The eagerly awaited cartoon adventure has become Ubisoft’s first #1 of the year, and is also the first RPG to go straight to the top since Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch.

Chart-Track also reports that 51% of copies sold were on Xbox 360, 41% on PlayStation 3 and just 6% on PC – the only version which isn’t censored in the UK.

Another small fact – South Park and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, which is at #7, are the only games in the top ten which aren’t available for next-gen consoles.

With Cartman and co. at #1, Square-Enix’s Thief drops to #2. At #3 – up one place – it’s Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, then at #4 it’s The LEGO Movie Videogame followed by FIFA 14 at #5.

After arriving at #10 last week, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 has dropped fourteen places to #24. Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is another heavy faller, now sitting at #36. Chances are it could leave the top 40 altogether next week.

The not-too-bad Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is the week’s only other release, biting its way in at #21. The highest it enters in the single-format charts is at #9 in the 3DS chart.

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