The second largest launch ever for a non-Warcraft MMO PC title, behind Star Wars: The Old Republic.
NCsoft's Guild Wars 2 debuts at No.1 this week, recording the second largest launch for a non-Warcraft MMO PC title, behind only BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic.
The no-subscription MMO is also the first PC-only release to reach No.1 in the All Formats chart since Football Manager 2011 back in November 2010.
Sleeping Dogs is pushed down to No.2, New Super Mario Bros. 2 is at No.3 and London 2012 continues to perform well at No.4. LEGO Batman 2 jumps up to No.5, whilst Darksiders 2 is showing worrying signs for THQ recording a 71 per cent drop off in its second week as it slides to No.6.
Elsewhere Madden NFL 13 is new at No.7 and Namco Bandai's Tales of Graces F on PS3 is new at No.14.
It's also worth noting that Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is yet to fall out of the Top 10, 15 weeks after it was released – though some heavy price cuts have no doubt helped maintain this.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 35, 2012
1. GUILD WARS 2
2. SLEEPING DOGS
3. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2
4. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME
5. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
6. DARKSIDERS II
7. MADDEN NFL 13
8. TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON
9. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER
10. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3
11. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
12. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION
13. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY
14. TALES OF GRACES F
15. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
16. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7
17. FIFA 12
18. BATTLEFIELD 3
19. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
20. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS
With nothing new hitting stores this week we don't expect much change, although a large drop off on Guild Wars 2 is expected given its huge pre-purchase numbers.