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UK charts: Kinect Star Wars is new number one

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:45 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Kinect Star Wars is the new UK number one following its release last week.

The Kinect effort takes over from FIFA Street, making it the first Star Wars game to be at the top since The Force Unleashed in 2008.

New entries include Devil May Cry HD Collection at 18 and Kinect Rush at 32. Besides that, it’s all movers and shakers.

Top ten for the week ending April 7 is below. Last week’s data is here.

  • 1 – Kinect Star Wars
  • 2 – FIFA Street
  • 3 – Mass Effect 3
  • 4 – FIFA 12
  • 5 – Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  • 6 – Modern Warfare 3
  • 7 – SSX
  • 8 – Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics
  • 9 – Battlefield 3
  • 10 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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18 Comments

  1. KAP

    Bravo, well deserved.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    I guess all those YouTube videos of “Star Wars Dance” game did something in the end.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mojo

    sad

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ge0force

    This is really, really sad :(

    #4 3 years ago
  5. endgame

    We can all see how mature the Xbox community is now. It’s a surprise really. I thought they were all 10-16. I was wrong.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Deacon

    This is worse news than Sony’s lost billions!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. orakaa

    It is really, really sad… I mean, if rushed poor games top the charts only “thanks” to a nauseous marketing campaign*, then this is what future gaming will look like and developers won’t even bother to release good games.

    “Invest millions in Battlefront 3 development? Why bother? Let’s just do a clumsy unresponsive rushed motion control-based game and it will sell like hot dogs”

    * General advertising is normal, but paid reviews? Almost all reviews I’ve read or watched underlined the fact that response is really bad and the different modes really lack depth. In fact no review I’ve seen had anything really good to say about it except “it’s barely ok” at best, yet the scores were quite high in the end. Look at Gametrailer’s review for instance: the game scored a 6 when the review itself sounded more like a 3.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    Many of you will probably think I’m narrow minded but I get a tad frustrated with the tagged fear put onto a game pad from so called “casual gamers”. They use the internet, they can download from the internet, they can use youtube, mobile phones, tv remotes and so forth yet the very sight of a game controller to play games is claimed to be intimidating. Is a gamepad really that daunting?

    True I dislike Kinect, having owned one given to me as a gift, owned a Wii and tried the PS Move I cannot think of one memorable experience with motion control, tried it with friends and family etc…nope I cant say I enjoyed the experiences.

    So when I see a game like this doing what its doing at market then yes it saddens slightly, mainly due to this concern more publishers and developers will enter this type of market and we will see less of the Journeys, Mass Effects and so forth. Is that selfish? Probably but we all want more of what we like and less of what we dont.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. viralshag

    @7, If I paid for reviews and only got to 55 on Metacritic I would be asking for my money back.

    @8, The reason motion controller gaming never sticks in my mind is because I can think of plenty other times where I’m just jumping around looking like a fool with friends that didn’t involve a computer of any sort.

    Motion control at its best is a limited attempt at bringing the outdoors in, and it doesn’t even do that very well. Real bowling beats motion control virtual bowling any day.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    I fucking hate Star Wars now, so seeing something this self-mocking and stupid was a breath of fresh air.

    Im glad its selling great guns, makes a change from seeing Football game #9808098098 at the top of the charts, which is even more fucking depressing.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. orakaa

    @9 : the game is bad (and I mean really bad) and still some early reviews gave it score like 4/5 (WTF ???). That is what I was referring to when I was talking about “paid” reviews

    #11 3 years ago
  12. absolutezero

    @#11 The game is great (and I mean really great)

    OPINIONS

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    @11, #12 has it spot on. Not all reviews are going to agree with your opinion. Just because you think it’s shit and some other reviews do too, doesn’t mean everything has to think the same.

    Meta still stands at 55, that’s crap. That’s also what I think most people would have looked at, I certainly did. I was about to go into my local store and get it, then I thought “nah, I better check Meta…” Seeing it wasn’t even in the 70s put me right off. I guess some people just really love SW.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Deacon

    Maybe people thought this was the first good Kinect game??

    Good to see that 2nd/3rd gen Kinect software is actually no better than the first.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. viralshag

    @14, You’re probably not wrong there. This was the first title I actually *wanted* to get for Kinect but I can’t ignore the poor review scores. Maybe some day I will try it but I think that day is far from now.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    Well to tell you the truth i do like the kinect, i did had a great time with games like kinect sport, dance central 1 & 2, the gunstringer, etc , and i think with this one it will be the same, i know kinect is not for everybody hence the mixed reviews, good ones and bad ones, but it is because kinect is for the extreme opinions, theres no in between, you either like it or not.

    Having said that i think the games on kinect are getting good, the gunstringer was a good example, i think this one too and the upcoming tittles are looking promising like the project draco game, therefore iam pretty happy with kinnect and i think the games will get better, now i hope that fable the journey turns out good too.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. LOLshock94

    my god how does this show how mature xbox gamers are? look at the list and the only new game on there is star wars and the rest are more then 3 weeks old…

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    Who doesn’t want to see Han Solo dance with some sexy imperial female officers?

    Can’t wait for Halo: Dance Evolved ;-)

    #18 3 years ago

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    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]