With the start of a new week comes a new set of sales figures. Just as much as last week saw a near complete re-shuffle of the charts, this week is no different, with a few interesting new entries and a few big changes to what people are spending their hard earned cash on this last week.
Again I am stunned to see that Skylanders Giants didn't take the top spot, after landing at #2 last week and dropping to #4 this week, I don't think it will pick up the pace soon. Sure it's going to sell well for Christmas, but are people even done collecting the Skylanders from the first title in the series, or maybe they've had enough of the frantic toy collecting just to play a game?
It seems Medal of Honor: Warfighter has gotten off to a flying start too, landing it's self a début at the top spot, finally bumping FIFA 13 of the top spot for the first time since its release. But how long will MoH hold that spot I wonder, is there really a market for it at the moment with CoD and Halo just around the corner?
Medal of Honor War Fighter
Forza Horizons quite literally takes the racing off the track and onto the open road, driving into 3rd place this week, I fully expected this to hit the #1 spot, but I am clearly crazy for thinking that a racing game would beat out an FPS in this day and age.
Two more new entry to the charts this week, first we have Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, no doubt a big hit for Christmas as parents stand hoarding these titles for the holiday season and Professor Layton has a new outing too, always a popular title for DS puzzle fanatics.
With new entries to the weekly sales figures comes the obvious, things have to make way and move down the list to fit them on. This has seen Gran Tursmo 5: Academy Edition, Forza 4 and Sleeping Dogs all take a dive off the top twenty. But most of these are last years big titles and it's amazing that they've sold so strong and so well for so long, although I'm fairly certain we haven't seen the last of any of them in the charts.
It's great to see verity in this weeks charts though, there are a solid mixture of FPS titles with MoH, Doom and 007, sport with FIFA, F1 and Pro Evo, party games with Just Dance 4 and Skylanders. But most importantly to me, a great selection of RPG gaming as Skyrim holds on to 13th place, borderlands 2, Resident Evil 6, Pokemon, Dishonored and more all continue their top 20 domination as we approach Christmas.
There are some truely epic titles coming out this next few weeks though, not only will these shake up the sales charts but they will no doubt having you shaking your wallet for loose change as we prepare for the next level carnage in the Christmas release window.
UKIE All Format Charts for Week Ending October 29th
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