Sleeping Dogs jumps straight to UK number 1

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Sleeping Dogs
New Entry2New Super Mario Bros. 2
13London 2012: The Official Video Game
24LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
35Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
46Batman: Arkham City
57The Amazing Spider-Man
108Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
99Dead Island: GOTY Edition
2010LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
611The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1312Call Of Duty: Black Ops
713Battlefield 3
1314Mario kart 7
1215Call of Duty: Black Ops
1616Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
817Assassin's Creed: Revelations
1418Super Mario 3D Land
1719GTA Episodes: Liberty City
2320Sonic Generations

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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 5 years ago
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.
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@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!
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Gareth O'Neill Environment Artist (Contract), Ubisoft Reflections5 years ago
The Game is sooo much fun, much more Fun than I ever had with GTA4. if you don't own it, buy it now!!!!!
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany5 years ago
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!
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