The start of the London 2012 Olympic Games has helped SEGA claim a UK Video Games chart No.1 with its official game of the games. London 2012: The Official Video Game climbed from fifth to No.1 thanks to a 25 per cent boost in sales.
This means Warner’s LEGO Batman 2 has to settle for second after a five week run at the top, but will be pleased with only an eight per cent drop off.
SEGA’s Olympic bet is also paying off further down the chart, with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games climbing five places to No.3 – the best chart position for the game which has been in stores for 38 weeks on Wii and 25 weeks on 3DS.
New Art Academy, which has been heavily advertised on television, failed to make a great impression on the chart, missing out on a Top 40 place and charting at No.9 on the 3DS chart.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 30, 2012
1. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME
2. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
3. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
4. TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER
5. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY
6. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3
7. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
8. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
9. FIFA 12
10. KINGDOM HEARTS 3D: DREAM DROP DISTANCE
11. ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS
12. MAX PAYNE 3
13. MARIO KART 7
14. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO’S ADVENTURE
15. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION
16. BATTLEFIELD 3
17. POKEMON CONQUEST
18. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
19. WWE ’12
20. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND
Risen 2: Dark Waters is the only new release in stores on Friday, but we don’t imagine it will have the strength to dislodge any of the current chart-toppers – especially with Olympic fever set to continue for another few weeks.