Sleeping Dogs, the undercover cop video game from developer United Front Games and publisher Square Enix, has managed to take the number one position in the United Kingdom video game chart, kicking off what seems to be a very busy fall launch season.
is the first big new title to arrive this year and its success is a vindication for the work that has been put into the game, which started life as True Crime: Hong Kong, was then canceled by Activision because of quality concerns and then got resurrected by Square Enix as an open-world undercover title.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
, one of the big releases from Nintendo, has managed to take the second spot in the United Kingdom video game chart for the week that ended on August 18, making it a one-two for new releases.
The last place on the podium was occupied by London 2012: The Official Video Game from SEGA, which was the number one during the previous seven-day period, showing that the influence of the real-life Olympics is strong one week after the real-world competition ended.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, from Warner Bros. Interactive, is a former number-two which was since dropped down three places to reach fifth while Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, another SEGA game, has seen the same drop to come in at sixth.
The Amazing Spider-Man, created by developer Beenox and published by Activision, has only slid down two places to reach seventh and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, from Ubisoft, has seen an improvement in its own position, coming from tenth to eight.
The Game of the Year edition of Dead Island seems glued to ninth place while LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, another Warner Bros. Interactive game, closes down the United Kingdom chart.