UK Charts: Guild Wars 2 knocks Sleeping Dogs off top spot

Monday, 3rd September 2012 09:42 GMT By Dave Cook

Guild Wars 2 topped the UK game charts last week. ArenaNet’s MMO knocked United Front’s Sleeping Dogs off the top spot.

Launched last Tuesday, Guild Wars 2 has seen an influx of players, which in turned to a knock-on effect of server overflow issues, vendor exploits, and security breaches. Regardless it has rocketed to the top of the UK charts.

Here are the UK charts for week ending September 1st in full:

1. Guild Wars 2 – Ncsoft Europe
2. Sleeping Dogs – Square Enix Europe
3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo
4. London 2012: The Official Video Game – Sega
5. Lego Batman 2: Dc Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
6. Darksiders Ii – Thq
7. Madden Nfl 13 – Electronic Arts
8. Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron – Activision Blizzard
9. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Ubisoft
10. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Activision Blizzard
11. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games – Sega
12. Dead Island Goty Edition – Koch Media
13. Batman: Arkham City – Warner Bros. Interactive
14. Tales Of Graces F – Namco Bandai Games
15. The Amazing Spider-man – Activision Blizzard
16. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – Warner Bros. Interactive
17. Fifa 12 – Electronic Arts
18. Battlefield 3 – Electronic Arts
19. Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Activision Blizzard
20. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ubisoft
21. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Activision Blizzard
22. Saints Row: The Third – Thq
23. The Sims 3 – Electronic Arts
24. [prototype 2] – Activision Blizzard
25. Grand Theft Auto Episodes – Liberty City – Take 2
26. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda Softworks
27. Forza Motorsport 4 – Microsoft
28. Mass Effect 3 – Electronic Arts
29. Sonic Generations – Sega
30. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
31. Sniper Elite V2 – 505 Games / Mastertronic
32. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – Warner Bros. Interactive
33. Wwe ’12 – Thq
34. Need For Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
35. Football Manager 2012 – Sega
36. Fifa Street – Electronic Arts
37. Grand Theft Auto Iv – Take 2
38. Sniper: Ghost Warrior – City Interactive
39. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo – Mind Candy
40. Rayman Origins – Ubisoft

Thanks UKIE.



  1. Gadzooks!

    Been trying to get a physical copy of GW2 for the missus and it’s sold out absolutely everywhere I tried.

    Ah well, probably best to let the launch dust settle a bit anyway, and let a couple patches hit.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Tiffania

    I’m not really suprised, kinda taught it was gonna be a best seller, since its been hyped alot for a while.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    That’s quite some achievement. Where are people finding retail copies of PC games in the UK! Those can’t all be online sales, can they? No sign of Dark Souls again. Hopefully, they’re doing good digitally.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    I always had a deeper respect for European gamers.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Thanks, we do have the l33t skillz :-)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. loki

    LOL No Dark Souls PC fail edition. Epic fail

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Da Man

    ^Careful, you’re killing them.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @6, Itz cuz they all pirated it innit!!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. roadkill

    gmg is also out of stock. Damn it!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. aseddon130

    Yeah this is baffling, well done to GW2. The only other PC game I can think of that topped the charts this year was Diablo 3.

    @6 yeah, every bugger pirated it. It makes you wonder why Namco even bothered releasing the PC version … not taking into consideration it may have been a badly made version. It could have been the best version with 1080p visuals and jaw dropping effects etc… and no matter what, it would have been pirated by the vast majority of people the game was aimed for. Shame really, no wonder they didn’t bother doing much to sort it.

    …and don’t start spouting ‘oh I blame GFWL’ bull that people normally pull out. It makes no sense. GFWL is fine as it is, shame that it’s bombed like it has done.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. GrimRita

    Looking at that chart, just shows how stale the market is. Hell, even Football Manager 2012 is #35!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @11 it’s because of the usual Summer slow down :) It’ll pick up soon.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    I hope sleeping dogs keeps doing good numbers from now on, just to show inactivevision how wrong they were.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Da Man

    3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Nintendo

    Sigh. I won’t namecall anyone for playing that s.. silly nonsense for kids but you’re hurting my purse and my industry.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    @12 – indeed. But right there is the problem with the industry. Everyone will be fighting for the xmas dollar with the likes of FIFA 8billion, Bored of Duty 4million, (insert name of generic title and add number here) games..

    Arena has proven that you CAN have a summer blockbuster and on a so called ‘dead’ format.

    #15 2 years ago

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