Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 02.09.13

Saints Row IVSaints row IV hasn’t been knocked off the top spot for another week with the highest new entry being Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn which comes in at number three, just behind Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The other new entries this week are Rayman Legends at number six and Madden NFL twenty five at number seven.

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Week ending 31 August 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
2 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 2
3 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN SQUARE ENIX
4 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 3
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 4
6 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT
7 MADDEN NFL 25 EA SPORTS
8 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 5
9 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 18
10 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 6
11 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 7
12 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
13 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
14 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 12
15 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
16 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 15
17 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 16
18 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 11
19 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 17
20 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES
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UK Chart: F1 2010 takes top step from Halo: Reach

F1 2010F1 2010 has taken pole position in the GFK Chart-Track chart in its first week on sale, knocking Halo: Reach down to second place.

In an extremely impressive debut week, F1 2010 outsold second place Halo: Reach and third place Dead Rising 2 combined. The result makes F1 2010 the first Formula 1 game to top the charts for almost ten years when F1 2001 took the title. F1 2010 has sold more than ten times the Formula 1 game from 2001. Codemasters are sure to be popping open the champagne.

Microsoft’s Halo: Reach sees an 80% drop in sales from its hugely successful debut week and drops down to second position. The multiplatform Dead Rising 2 enters the chart in third, while the PC only Civilization V impressively makes its debut in fourth.

Sony PlayStation Move game Sports Champions drops three places to fifth in its second week on release. There’s another new entry at number six, with Activision Blizzard’s sixth Guitar Hero game, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock sneaking ahead of seventh placed Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Prince of Persia drops two places from fifth.

Mafia II and Toy Story 3 are the biggest losers inside the top ten, with both of the past chart toppers dropping five places each down to eighth and ninth respectively.  The Collector’s Edition of online only Final Fantasy XIV takes tenth spot, with the standard edition set to be released in the coming week.

Red Dead Redemption drops from tenth to thirteenth, marking the first time Rockstars’ western has been outside the top ten since its release in May.  Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Just Dance and Kane & Lynch 2: Dogs also all drop out of the top ten.

The full GFK-Chart Track top ten for the week ending September 25th 2010 is as follows:

1. F1 2010 (Codemasters)
2. Halo: Reach (Microsoft)
3. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom)
4. Civilization V (2K)
5. Sports Champions (Sony)
6. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
7. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
8. Mafia II (2K)
9. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
10. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

If you’ve yet to try F1 2010 , you’ll be able to see it for yourself as the game will be playable at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court, London  this weekend.

Train2Game will be giving away the new PlayStation Move controller with a PlayStation 3 320GB slim at Eurogamer 2010.

To enter the prize draw, pick up a entry form at Stand 12 in the Career fair. We look forward to seeing you there.

So Train2Game, is it surprising to see F1 2010 knock Halo: Reach off the top step after only one week? Will Codemasters’ F1 2010 suffer a similar fate when FIFA 11 is release at the end of this week? And how do you think the other entries will fare?

Leave your thoughts on F1 2010, or any of the other games in the top ten, here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.