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UK Games Charts | 8th December 2012

Matt Gardner
Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, Games charts, Sales, UK Charts, UKIE

UK Games Charts | 8th December 2012

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.

UK Charts: Week Ending 8th December 2012 (previous chart position in parentheses, links to reviews where appropriate)

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (1)
  2. Far Cry 3 (2)
  3. FIFA 13 (3)
  4. Just Dance 4 (6)
  5. Assassin’s Creed III (5)
  6. Hitman Absolution (4)
  7. Halo 4 (8)
  8. Need For Speed Most Wanted (10)
  9. LEGO: The Lord of the Rings (7)
  10. WWE '13  (15)

Click here for the full top 40, courtesy of UKIE >>

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JonLester  Dec. 11, 2012 at 18:13

Glad to see that Far Cry 3 is charting well (it deserves to), but oh dear, that's very bad news for the Wii U.

When a Mario launch title dips beneath Forza 4 (not Horizon!) and Just Dance Disney Party in its second week on shelves, you can't help feeling a little worried. Personally, I reckon that Nintendo's UK marketing campaign simply isn't resonating with the audience or informing us properly, not to mention that inflated £45 game RRP. Wonder whether high street stock shortages have a part to play as well.

Last edited by JonLester, Dec. 11, 2012 at 18:25

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