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Sleeping Dogs tops UK chart, London 2012 relegated

Monday, 20th August 2012 10:13 GMT By Dave Cook

Sleeping Dogs has topped the UK top 40 game chart, knocking London 2012 down to third.

Previously known as True Crime: Hong Kong, United Front’s open world title was dropped by Activision over fears it wouldn’t sell. The Xbox 360 version currently holds an 80 on Metacritic, and now holds the fifth best first week sales of 2012.

1. Sleeping Dogs – Square Enix Europe
2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
3. London 2012: The Official Video Game – Sega
4. Lego Batman 2: Dc Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
5. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games – Sega
6. Batman: Arkham City – Warner Bros. Interactive
7. The Amazing Spider-man – Activision Blizzard
8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Ubisoft
9. Dead Island Goty Edition – Koch Media
10. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – Warner Bros. Interactive
11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda Softworks
12. Fifa 12 – Electronic Arts
13. Battlefield 3 – Electronic Arts
14. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
15. Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Activision Blizzard
16. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Activision Blizzard
17. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ubisoft
18. Super Mario 3d Land – Nintendo
19. Grand Theft Auto Episodes – Liberty City – Take 2
20. Sonic Generations – Sega
21. Saints Row: The Third – Thq
22. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo – Mind Candy
23. Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean – Disney Interactive Studios
24. Spec Ops: The Line – Take 2
25. Rayman Origins – Ubisoft
26. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – Warner Bros. Interactive
27. Skate 3 – Electronic Arts
28. Wwe ’12 – Thq
29. Grand Theft Auto Iv – Take 2
30. Sniper: Ghost Warrior – City Interactive
31. The Sims 3 – Electronic Arts
32. Forza Motorsport 4 – Microsoft
33. Toy Story 3 – Disney Interactive Studios
34. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Activision Blizzard
35. Lego Batman: The Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
36. Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Electronic Arts
37. Need For Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
38. Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo
39. Brave – Disney Interactive Studios
40. Tiger Woods Pga Tour 13 – Electronic Arts

Thanks UKIE.

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  1. silkvg247

    In your face, Activision :p

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Takeshi

    @1: Agreed!

    Thank you so much for bringing this game to us, Square Enix!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. viralshag

    I’m glad it’s hit no.1 and I hope it gets a few weeks there too. Great game.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. LOLshock92

    Suck on it Activision

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    I think Kotick, is changing his name to how he is feeling right now, KoDICK ;)
    p.s As for the topic, like all before me iam glad this is doing so well, and I hope it keeps doing it from weeks to come, i will pick up as soon as i get some extra cash.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    I like how Eurogamer basically trashed it, but still gave it a 7/10.

    #BrokenGamesJournalism

    #6 2 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    #6 DSB considering other great games gets 8 at best on that site, is a pretty big praise if you ask me, intentionally or unintentionally.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    @7 There’s no secret formula to determining what a game is or isn’t. A great game to you, may be a shit game to me.

    Ultimately the score should fit the text.

    It doesn’t matter if you hate or love a game, you just have to be honest. It’s only once you start excusing yourself from having an opinion that it becomes truly worthless.

    But for the sake of argument, 8 out of 10 is great. 7 out of 10 is great. And that’s why those reviews expose their writers, or at least their publications, as hacks.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #8 I do agree completly DSB, i just did tried to say that either way they made them a favor, intentionally or not, because the bar for them is a little different to other sites were 8 is the new 10,for bad or better i cannot tell, because is something that had its good points and bad, but 7 in my eyes is worth getting, but nowadays no so much, heck even developers that do not made 8 on metacritic on a game are being closed down, or that game would not make the nex iteration, scary times indeed.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gigabomber

    They did a great job of finding a very dry week to release the game.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Takeshi

    @10: Yeah because Darksiders II is out now, and soon Transformers and Dark Souls which I fear will knock Sleeping Dogs down. I’m hoping it can stay at top for another week though.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. viralshag

    From what little I have played of Darksiders 2… I think it’s awesome so far.

    #12 2 years ago