London 2012: The Official Video Game from developer and publisher SEGA managed to take the number one position in the United Kingdom chart for the week that ended on July 28, ending the reign of LEGO Batman 2 just as the real-world competition was set to get its impressive opening ceremony.
London 2012: The Official Video Game allows players to enjoy a number of events, from track and field to cycling and more obscure sports, with the gamers asked to understand and then become proficient at simulating the moves that real-world athletes use in order to win.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, the game from Warner Bros. Interactive that managed to be on top in the United Kingdom chart for five weeks, managed to only drop one place and sits pretty close in second, benefiting from the buzz which surrounds the final Christopher Nolan movie based on the same character.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, another title from SEGA, managed to climb an impressive five places in order to reach the final position on the podium, showing that the Olympics can be attractive even when cartoon characters star in the competitions.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier from Ubisoft is on the fourth place in the chart, dropping one position, followed by Batman: Arkham City, another game which benefitted from the new movie based on the comic book series.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
is also down one place and settles on the sixth with The Amazing Spider-Man, from Beenox and Activision, hot on its heels after dropping from the fourth place.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda is on eight, followed by FIFA 12, which re-enters the top ten.
The United Kingdom top ten was occupied by Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, from Square Enix.