GfK Chart Track now offers its weekly U.K. sales charts, a day later than usual.
full-price PC game chart
has a new entry at number two, where Tom Clancy's
Splinter Cell: Blacklist slipped past a load of Sim sentries. The
list is shuffled a bit, and Spore is enjoying a moment in the
sun. As for the big
all platforms/all prices top 40
, the top three are all new in a big shakeup.
Here's their summary
top three are all new entries this week with ‘Saints Row IV’ landing at No1,
followed by ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist’ at No2 and ‘Disney Infinity’
‘Saints Row IV’ is the 4th biggest launch of the year so far (behind Tomb
Raider, Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us). It fails to outperform the debut
of predecessor ‘Saints Row: The Third’, but is still the second best launch for
the controversial series. Taken over from THQ by Deep Silver/Koch, it is the
ambitious publisher’s third different title to reach No1 in the All Formats
chart this year (the others being Dead Island Riptide and Metro Last Light).
This is a feat only matched by EA. Sales were split 69% on Xbox 360 and 31% on
PS3. The highly anticipated ‘Disney Infinity’ opens strongly, selling 3.6 times
more starter pack units at launch than the original Skylanders. It performed
best on Xbox 360 with a 43% share, then PS3 at 22%, Wii 21%, Wii U 10% and 3DS
Last week’s No1, ‘Payday 2’ (-76%) tumbles to No18 while the rest of the Top 10
mostly shuffles amongst themselves. ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ (+3%), ‘Black
Ops II’ (-17%), ‘FIFA 13’ (-14%) and ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ (-9%) all drop
two places to No’s 4, 5, 6 and 7 respectively. ‘Lego Batman 2’ (+1%) is a
non-mover at No8 ahead of ‘The Last of Us’ (-9%) at No9. 2K Games/Take 2 enter
the chart at No10 with ‘The Bureau: Xcom Declassified’ and there is also a new
face at No22; the Wii U exclusive ‘The Wonderful 101’.