The London 2012 Olympic Games are officially over, which is reflected in last week’s gaming sales chart with the official video game taking the number three spot. It seems that the success of Team GB and Team USA in the London games has influenced fans to go out and grab themselves a slice of the action.
Nintendo released its new 3DS Mario installment yesterday, with New Super Mario Bros. 2 showcasing the capabilities of the Nintendo eShop, becoming the first full Mario title to be available for download on the virtual store. The game also appears to be based on Super Mario Bros. 3, featuring Raccoon Mario, the P-Meter and the Koopalings, all of which first appeared in the aforementioned title.
Is Christopher Nolan’s recent “The Dark Knight Rises” movie release still selling copies of Batman-related games? We would assume so, with Batman: Arkham City still keeping its place on the chart despite the October 2011 release. This keeps the gaming side of the movie blockbuster battle at bay, with The Amazing Spider-Man still preceding both of the Batman titles.
United Front Games’ sandbox release set in Hong Kong, Sleeping Dogs, took the top spot, while LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 made a huge jump to round out the top ten.
- Sleeping Dogs (New Entry)
- New Super Mario Bros. 2 (New Entry)
- London 2012: The Official Video Game (-2)
- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (-2)
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (-2)
- Batman: Arkham City (-2)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (-2)
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (+2)
- Dead Island GoTY Edition (-+)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (+10)