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RETAIL CHARTS


[RETAIL ANALYSIS] by Christopher Dring


FIFA’S TIME at the top is over, but EA is still the king of the charts with the latest entry in the Medal


of Honorseries at No.1.


Warfighteris the 14th title in the Medal of Honorfranchise, and takes the top spot despite a critical mauling from the press. The shooter is the direct sequel to the 2010 Medal of Honorreboot, which remains the fastest selling game in the series. Medal of Honor’s best seller is 2002’s Frontline.


That means FIFA 13slips down to second spot with a 17 per cent slide in sales. FIFA 13is still trending well ahead of FIFA 12after five weeks, in fact the game’s unit sales are 20 per cent ahead of last year’s title.


The other new title in the Top Five is the latest instalment in MICROSOFT’s critically lauded and smash hit Forzaseries. Forza Horizondebuts at No.3, and is the first game not to be developed entirely by Turn 10 Studios, with new firm Playground Games taking over development duties.


That means ACTIVISION kids craze Skylanders Giantsdrops two places to No.4 with a 43 per cent sales dip. BETHESDA’s Dishoneredalso tumbles two places to No.5, while UBISOFT’s Just Dance 4is down two places to No.6, despite actually enjoying a one per cent sales increase.


Meanwhile, the latest entry in the Professor Layton series, Miracle Mask, debuts at No.8 on NINTENDO 3DS. Also new to Nintendo’s portables is Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Parkby MIND CANDY. The DS and 3DS title is right behind Laytonat No.9.


Elsewhere 2K GAMES’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown, down to No.20 in the retail charts, is still the top Steam seller for a fourth week.


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TOP 40 UK RETAIL CHARTS 1


This week


Last week


Title 3


21 FIFA 13 PS3, 360, Wii, Vita, PC, DS, PSP, PS2 FORZA HORIZON 360


NEW


42 SKYLANDERS GIANTS 360, Wii, PS3, 3DS 53 DISHONORED PS3, 360, PC 64 JUST DANCE 4 Wii, 360, PS3 7


NEW NEW PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK 3DS 3 4 5


New Entry Re-Entry


Week ending October 27th 2012


83 MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK 3DS, DS 95 DOOM 3: BFG EDITION 360, PS3, PC 10 7 11 8 12 6 13 13 14 12 15 11 16 9 17 15 18 16 19 18 20 10 21 19 22 17 23 20 24 21 25 14 26 22 27 23 28 29 29 25 30 24 31 28 32 27 33 31 34 34 35 26 36 37


RESIDENT EVIL 6 PS3, 360 BORDERLANDS 2 360, PS3, PC POKÉMON BLACK 2 DS


THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM 360, PS3, PC 007 LEGENDS PS3, 360 F1 2012 360, PS3, PC POKÉMON WHITE 2 DS


PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 360, PS3, PC, PSP NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 3DS


LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES Wii, PS3, 360, PC, PSP XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN 360, PS3, PC FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 360 SLEEPING DOGS 360, PS3


GRAN TURISMO 5 ACADEMY EDITION PS3 DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION 360, PS3, PC ROCKSMITH 360, PS3, PC


CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 360, PS3, PC, Wii RAGE 360, PS3, PC


KINECT DISNEYLAND ADVENTURES 360 SUPER MARIO 3D LAND 3DS DARKSIDERS II PS3, 360, PC


MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES 3DS, Wii CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS PS3, 360


RE RE


38 37 39


ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS 360, PS3 UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE’S DECEPTION GOTY PS3 ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY PS3, 360, 3DS BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY 360, PS3, PC KINECT SPORTS 360 MARIO KART 7 3DS


RE 40 28 DANCE CENTRAL 2 360 SONIC GENERATIONS 360, PS3, PC, 3DS


MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER Formats: PS3, 360, PC


Developer: Danger Close Publisher: EA Publisher EA


Microsoft Blizzard


Bethesda Ubisoft


Nintendo


Mind Candy Bethesda Capcom


2K Games Nintendo Bethesda Activision


Codemasters Nintendo Konami


Nintendo


Warner Bros 2K Games Microsoft


Square Enix Sony


Deep Silver Ubisoft


Activsion Bethesda Microsoft Nintendo THQ Sega


Activision Ubisoft Sony


Activision


Warner Bros Microsoft Nintendo Microsoft Sega


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