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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

VideoGamer.com Analysis

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.

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Shellei

Guild Wars 2 was not on my radar, nor had I even entertained any idea of buying it (or read anything about it). My decision of purchasing it was all the posts in the forum about how damn good it was.

I blame YOU Videogamer.com (& the forum) for ruining any chances of me getting a good night's sleep as I'm too busy playing it.
Posted 23:15 on 04 September 2012
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FantasyMeister

If there was an industry award for "Best Launch Timing" Guild Wars 2 and Sleeping Dogs would be in the running. Smack in the middle of the school holidays, nothing else around for a couple of weeks, perfect.

I bought both in the hope that they'd be good time-wasters until Borderlands 2, but both turned out to be worthy additions to my collection. Particularly Guild Wars 2, I had no idea it was going to be as appealing to me as it turned out to be, so for once I'm rather chuffed with my spontaneous purchasing decision which was along the lines of "Guild Wars 2 starts in a few hours? I'd forgotten about that. Oh look I've got £49.99 spare, shall I go for it? Hmmm, ok then...".
Posted 10:19 on 03 September 2012

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Release Date: 21/08/2012
Publisher: THQ
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 778 15
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