UK CHARTS: London 2012 still ahead of the competition

Sega takes a second Gold media at UK retail as its official Olympics tie-in holds onto the No.1 spot of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

The sports game enjoyed a 88 per cent rise is sales as Olympic fever sweeps Britain, while its Mario & Sonic sister title holds onto No.3 with a 42 per cent sales boost.

LEGO Batman 2 sold 15 per cent fewer copies than last week, but still maintained its position at No.2. The Dark Knight continued to rise with Batman: Arkham City climing to No.4 wtih a week-on-week sales increase of 21 per cent.

Retailer promotions also bolstered the Top 10 with the discounted Skyrim up from No.8 to No.5 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations re-entering at No.6. Meanwhile, Battlefield 3 returned to the Top 10 at No.8 after a four-week absence.

Deep Silver’s Risen 2: Dark Waters was the highest new entry at No.14, beating the original’s debut at No.29 back in 2009.

Also new to the Top 40 was Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance at No.19.

The GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 20 is as follows:

1. London 2012: The Official Video Games of the Olympics Games (Sega)
2. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
3. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
4. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
6. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
7. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
8. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
9. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision Blizzard)
11. FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts)
12. Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition (Deep Silver)
13. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard)
14. Risen 2: Dark Waters (Deep Silver)
15. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo)
16. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Activision Blizzard)
17. WWE ’12 (THQ)
18. Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
19. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix)
20. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo (Mind Candy)

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