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Sleeping Dogs jumps straight to UK number 1

By Dan Pearson

Sleeping Dogs jumps straight to UK number 1

Mon 20 Aug 2012 8:48am GMT / 4:48am EDT / 1:48am PDT

Open-world title beats New Super Mario Bros. 2 to top spot

Square-Enix's open world crime adventure, Sleeping Dogs, has jumped straight to the number one spot in the UK charts in its debut week, beating Nintendo's 3DS exclusive New Super Mario Bros. 2 to the top position.

Sleeping Dogs has reviewed well and comes during a period of few releases for the 360 and PS3, helping it to record the fifth best opening week for any game of 2012 so far.

The arrival of two newcomers at the top of the table has shifted last week's top four down by two slots each in a chart which is untroubled by any further new arrivals. Marketing pushes for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 see them both climb back up the charts.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Sleeping Dogs
New Entry 2 New Super Mario Bros. 2
1 3 London 2012: The Official Video Game
2 4 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
3 5 Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
4 6 Batman: Arkham City
5 7 The Amazing Spider-Man
10 8 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
9 9 Dead Island: GOTY Edition
20 10 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
6 11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13 12 Call Of Duty: Black Ops
7 13 Battlefield 3
13 14 Mario kart 7
12 15 Call of Duty: Black Ops
16 16 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
8 17 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
14 18 Super Mario 3D Land
17 19 GTA Episodes: Liberty City
23 20 Sonic Generations

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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

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Good to see Sleeping Dogs at the top. The Leaderboard system is a wonderful idea, and the whole thing is very well executed. Also, one in the eye for Activision, and a nice boost for the guys at Squenix who acquired it when Activision let it go.

Posted:4 years ago

@Morville - and that extensive marketing spend can't have not helped!! Though I do look forward to Activision development manager explaining this one to the board!

Posted:4 years ago


Gareth O'Neill Environment Artist (Contract), Ubisoft Reflections

30 23 0.8
The Game is sooo much fun, much more Fun than I ever had with GTA4. if you don't own it, buy it now!!!!!

Posted:4 years ago


Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

1,166 1,297 1.1
He will have no problem explaining it. It will provably be something of this short:

- Why did you dropped this one? give me a good reason for not firing you!
- It was not "Call of Duty"
- Good point! you are promoted!

Posted:4 years ago


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