UK Charts – Week 14

10 April, 2012 - 6:49 pm by

Happy Tuesday! So with the bank holiday yesterday pretty much being a wipe out for all concerned, the good people at UKIE sent through their details today instead of yesterday. With this in mind, it’s time to celebrate the casual gamer, who’s also somewhat geeky. Yes, it’s true, seeing the Dark Side dance in strange ways clearly makes some people very happy, as it’s managed to top the charts this week. With some football stuff following suit.

Why the football hate? I just can’t help it, it’s in my vains. Either way, seeing Star Wars Kinect at the top of the throne this week goes to show how much Star Wars has influence over gamers today. Although I think most signifcant is the huge jump that Skylanders has had. Is it the advertising or just because it looks like a good Easter present. The jury’s out on that one.

This Week Last Week Title Publisher
1 Kinect Star Wars Microsoft
2 1 FIFA Street Electronic Arts
3 2 Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts
4 5 FIFA 12 Electronic Arts
5 3 Tiger Woods Pga Tour 13 Electronic Arts
6 7 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Activision Blizzard
7 10 SSX Electronic Arts
8 9 Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games SEGA
9 8 Battlefield 3 Electronic Arts
10 11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks
11 13 Saints Row: The Third THQ
12 28 Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Activision Blizzard
13 26 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo Mind Candy
14 22 Mario Party 9 Nintendo
15 19 Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive
16 16 Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Ubisoft
17 25 Just Dance 3 Ubisoft
18 Devil May Cry HD Collection Capcom
19 33 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Warner Bros. Interactive
20 Street Fighter X Tekken Capcom

UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Many people are moaning, a lot, about Star Wars Kinect. Whilst it may not have had very favourable reviews from critics in the gaming world, it’s clear that it’s got the pull required to ignore the critics. Games are becoming ever more like films, throw a large budget at it and it’ll sell, even if it’s a heaped pile of excrement like Wrath of the Titans.

As always, we’ll have more next Monday!