UK Charts: Sleeping Dogs back on top, Guild Wars 2 toppled

Monday, 10th September 2012 09:51 GMT By Dave Cook

Sleeping Dogs has reclaimed the top spot of the UK charts, knocking Guild Wars 2 off its perch after just one week.

The full UKIE chart will follow soon, although its interesting to see Sleeping Dogs return to the top spot after Guild Wars 2 was reportedly sold out in most stores across the country. It once again proves the staying power of United Front’s sandbox title, and underlines Activision’s decision to drop the game from its slate.

Here’s the top 20:

1. Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix)
2. The Sims 3: Supernatural (EA)
3. New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
4. London 2012: The Official Video Game (Sega)
5. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner)
6. Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
7. Madden NFL 13 (EA)
8. Dead Island GOTY Edition (Koch)
9. Darksiders II (THQ)
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
11. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo)
12. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner)
13. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
14. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Activision)
15. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
16. Battlefield 3 (EA)
17. Sniper Elite v2 (505 Games)
18. FIFA 12 (EA)
19. Batman: Arkham City (Warner)
20. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
21. Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Activision Blizzard
22. Forza Motorsport 4 – Microsoft
23. The Sims 3 – Electronic Arts
24. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Activision Blizzard
25. Rayman Origins – Ubisoft
26. Sonic Generations – Sega
27. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ubisoft
28. Saints Row: The Third – Thq
29. Grand Theft Auto Episodes – Liberty City – Take 2
30. Mass Effect 3 – Electronic Arts
31. [prototype 2] – Activision Blizzard
32. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – Warner Bros. Interactive
33. Football Manager 2012 – Sega
34. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
35. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo – Mind Candy
36. Super Mario 3d Land – Nintendo
37. Spec Ops: The Line – Take 2
38. Udraw Studio: Instant Artist – Thq
39. Need For Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
40. Wwe ’12 – Thq

Did you pick up Sleeping Dogs? Did you enjoy it, or is is a GTA wannabe? Let us know your thoughts below.



  1. The_Red

    Is it just me or has LEGO become one of the most profitable franchises this side of COD? Seriously, every time of the year I look at any non-Japanese charts, there is some form of LEGO Pirtes or LEGO Harry Potter or LEGO something.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. iGooner7


    You are absolutely right! i noticed that too @@

    Now on Sleeping Dogs, I really enjoyed it and didnt look at it as a “GTA Wannabe”

    First of all Wei shen (The Character you play with) is an undercover cop who joins a gang

    its way different than GTA even though its a sandbox game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. viralshag

    That’s quite surprising to see GW2 drop from 1 down to 6 in a week. I’m sure most of their sales were digital but still, I was expecting it to stay there for at least a few weeks.

    Good for Sleeping Dogs though.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. iGooner7


    The reason is as its said above, the game has sold out in most stores around the country mate.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. viralshag

    @4, Even so, still seems like a pretty big drop. They must of had very small amounts of stock.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. iGooner7


    True. I read also that the game has been pulled out of stores due to servers over-load.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. voxelman

    Sorry to see Darksiders 2 so low already. Tho it does have it’s issues.

    Sleeping dogs is amazing tho so well deserved sales.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    @6, It was suffering from some pretty bad lag and overflow issues about a week ago but it’s been relatively stable since then.

    I think they should get their act together before the summer ends, there’s some big games coming out and I could see this being pushed down on a hot list of what to buy.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Custard Ganet

    Looking forward to picking sleeping dogs up sometime when i get through the backlog i have built up.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    I wouldn’t worry about the sales drop for Guild Wars 2 in the slightest. The sales of these games are almost predominantly digital.

    #10 2 years ago

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