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UK Charts – Skyrim Ventures to the Top of the Charts for the First Time

by on December 12, 2011
 

Skyrim Main ImageIn somewhat of a surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been knocked off the top of the UK all-formats Video Game chart. Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has bounced back from fifth position to climb all the way up to number one for the very first time.

The game title has seen massive price cuts across the board from many different retailers, and that fact has meant that the game has been able to get to the top of the charts after already having been on sale for five full weeks. It was kept off the top spot at launch by Modern Warfare 3, as they both launched in the same release window. But four weeks in a row was all that COd could muster, as a challenger has finally knocked it down a notch.

Party games are also big successes in the chart this week, as four dancing games have made it into the top twenty – in preparation for Christmas parties no doubt. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games could also be placed in that same category, for families looking for a title to all play together. So all of this means that the chart has taken on a very holiday-inspired look. The race for Christmas number one is still very much alive though.

As always you can click the name of the game to see our review.

TW = This Week

LW = Last Week

LW

TW

 TITLE

AGE RATING

PUBLISHER

5

1

THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

 BBFC 15+

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

1

2

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3

 BBFC 18+

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

4

3

JUST DANCE 3

 PEGI 3+

UBISOFT

2

4

FIFA 12

 PEGI 3+

ELECTRONIC ARTS

3

5

ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS

 BBFC 15+

UBISOFT

9

6

BATTLEFIELD 3

 PEGI 16+

ELECTRONIC ARTS

7

7

PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE SPECTRE’S CALL

 PEGI 7+

NINTENDO

6

8

SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD

 BBFC 18+

THQ

16

9

UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE’S DECEPTION

 BBFC 15+

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

8

10

MARIO KART 7

 PEGI 3+

NINTENDO

11

11

MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

 PEGI 3+

SEGA

10

12

SUPER MARIO 3D LAND

 PEGI 3+

NINTENDO

12

13

NEED FOR SPEED: THE RUN

 PEGI 16+

ELECTRONIC ARTS

18

14

FORZA MOTORSPORT 4

 PEGI 3+

MICROSOFT

15

15

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY

 BBFC 15+

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

19

16

LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7

 PEGI 7+

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

20

17

ZUMBA FITNESS

 PEGI 3+

505 GAMES

17

18

SKYLANDERS: SPYRO’S ADVENTURE

 PEGI 7+

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

21

19

MICHAEL JACKSON: THE EXPERIENCE

 PEGI 12+

UBISOFT

30

20

ABBA: YOU CAN DANCE

 PEGI 3+

UBISOFT

UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Perhaps Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t have quite the hoodoo over the Christmas number one spot that we expected? What do you think will get the coveted position? Feel free to let us know your thoughts below.

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