Saints Row IV maintained it's position at the top of the charts, but there were also no fewer than four new entries in the top ten this week. The Creative Assembly stormed into second place with Total War: Rome II, hotly followed by Diablo III, given a boost by its console release. The Vita got some sales loving thanks to Killzone: Mercenary and would you believe it, Farming Simulator 2013 has made the top ten in the console version's first week on sale here in the UK.Click here to read more...
The problem with releasing a console that barely pushes the top level of current-gen console power, with only a smattering of games, none of which can really boast to being "killer app", is that your competitors will be firing on all cylinders. Thus it's perhaps no surprise that a week on from the Wii U's release, Nintendo Land and NSMBU have fallen 15 and 22 places respectively. ZombiU is nowhere to be found in the top 40.
Instead, it would seem that gamers are perfectly happy spending £40 on the likes of Blops II, which sits pretty at #1 once again; the excellent Far Cry 3; and top ten mainstay - FIFA 13.
Hell, even Wonderbook held firm in 21st place.Click here to read more...
It has been an interesting month for new games releases - especially when you consider that two third-person action titles from legendary developers (American McGee and the Suda/Mikami tag team extraordinaire) and innovative synesthesia playground Child Of Eden released in recent weeks... but you wouldn't know it by looking at the most recent UK Games charts. Shadows Of The Damned and Alice: Madness Returns have barely scratched the top thirty - and once again, Zumba Fitness is on top thanks to strong multiplatform sales and our dedication to gainful exercise (apparently).
LA Noire is enjoying a well-earned second place after receiving rave critical reviews, and the newly-released F.E.A.R. 3 has spooked the competition enough to romp up to third position. We'll have a review for you shortly. Elsewhere, Ocarina Of Time's 3DS port has secured a place in the top six (we rated that 9/10, by the way) and Duke Nukem Forever is still holding garnering significant interest despite lacklustre reviews. Top Spin 4 has surged forward 28 places thanks to, you know, that Wimbledon thing.
We're also glad to see Brink clinging to a place in the top ten. Though Splash Damage's debut FPS is deeply flawed, it also happens to be deeply fun - and as I said in our recent 7/10 console review, the addition of clan support and new DLC pack is going to completely change the face of the experience.
As always, click through to see the top ten - and the cheapest prices!Click here for this week's UK Software charts!
It has been a very slow week for new games releases, and those that managed to sneak out have suffered due to the Royal Wedding celebration, street parties, bank holidays and good old fashioned malaise surrounding the PSN fiasco. Virtua Tennis 4 and the Thor movie tie-in haven't managed to get anywhere near the Top Ten, with SEGA's latest tennis game securing a meagre 23rd place and the film companion failing to dent the top forty.
Otherwise, the top ten remains pretty much how we left it last time we checked. Portal 2, Valve's 10/10 puzzler, has topped the chart for the second week running - and thoroughly deserves to in our humble opinion. Mortal Kombat has butchered its rivals to secure another worthy second place, and the omnipresent dance/exercise thingy Zumba Fitness enjoys yet another week in the top three (thanks in part to a new release on the PS3).
Operation Flashpoint: Red River is doing rather well. The realistic shooter has sniped, crawled and drove its way into fourth place, and we're delighted to see the series enjoying another week in the sun. Elsewhere, the same old faces take up the rest of the chart; including Black Ops, Lego Star Wars III, FIFA 11 and the controversial FPS Homefront.
I hope those THQ shareholders have finally calmed down.Click here for this week's top ten >>
Let's face it: Portal 2 was always going to hit the top spot this week. Despite whiny griefers laying into Valve's epic puzzler on Metacritic and the like, Portal 2 has secured the coveted first place and shifted enormous numbers of units over the last few days on all platforms. We awarded it 10/10 in our full review, and fully believe that it deserves your money.
Mortal Kombat has entered the chart at a solid number 2 - and managed to fully justify our excitement over the last few months. NetherRealm have crafted a solid and meaty brawler, and all the bloody murder we expect from the series. We gave it 8/10.
Call of Duty: Black Ops (or Blops as we tend to call it now) is back in the charts at number 3, which is likely due to a number of price promotions throughout the week as well as increased publicity surrounding it becoming the best selling entertainment product of the year (outselling the likes of Toy Story 3 and Avatar in terms of raw numbers as well as profits). The new TV campaign also couldn't have hurt.
Elsewhere, the same old faces are vying for position, with Zumba Fitness still outselling Crysis 2, FIFA 11 and Homefront.
We've got the whole chart for your perusal below.Click here for this week's top ten >>
When it comes right down to it, us gamers are all about keeping fit and treating our bodies like the temples that they are.
Or at least, that's what the chart tells us. Zumba Fitness, the motion-controlled fitness game, has rocketed to the top of the chart and dethroned Crysis 2 from its lofty perch. Considering my flabby frame, I should probably get on that myself.
Homefront is still sticking around at number six, which is likely to coax the last of THQ's panicky shareholders off of the windowledge.
Otherwise, it's just the same old faces. LEGO Star Wars III, Shift 2: Unleashed, WWE All Stars and Art Academy are still selling like hot cakes - and both Pokemon titles are clinging onto the list for dear life with their tiny claws, paws and murderous scythes.Full chart after the jump >>