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UK chart: Guild Wars 2 top but sells less at retail than SWTOR

Second largest non-Warcraft PC MMO launch.

PC MMO Guild Wars 2 is top of the UK all-format chart, but sold less at retail than Star Wars: The Old Republic did at launch.

Still, Guild Wars 2 represents the second largest UK launch ever for a non-World of Warcraft PC MMO.

Exact sales figures were, as usual, not disclosed. It's also worth remembering that digital sales aren't counted.

ArenaNet has said that more than 1 million people pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 - a pre-buy campaign for digital copies of the game that's been running on the Guild Wars 2 website since March.

Chart-Track noted that Guild Wars 2 benefited from a Tuesday launch and that long-running pre-purchase scheme.

It's the first PC-only game to reach the top spot since Football Manager 2011 in November 2010.

The rest of the all-format chart shuffled down to accommodate, with Hong Kong adventure Sleeping Dogs slipping to second in its third week of release.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 was third, ahead of Sega's official London 2012 Olympics tie-in in fourth.

Lego Batman 2 was fifth, while Darksiders 2 sank to sixth (a sharp 72 per cent drop in sales in its second week).

Madden NFL 13 entered the chart in seventh, while fellow new release Tales of Graces F turned up in 14th.

The rest of the top 40 lies below.

Guild Wars 2 release date trailer

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Guild Wars 2 PC
2 1 Sleeping Dogs PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 3 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
4 4 London 2012: The Official Video Game PC, PS3, Xbox 360
5 6 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
6 2 Darksiders 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
7 New entry Madden NFL 13 PS3, Xbox 360
8 5 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron PC, PS3, Xbox 360
9 7 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 17 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
11 8 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
12 14 Dead Island: GOTY Edition PC, Xbox 360, Xbox 360
13 9 Batman: Arkham City PS3, Xbox 360
14 New entry Tales of Graces F PS3
15 11 The Amazing Spider-Man 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360.
16 10 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
17 12 FIFA 12 PS3, Xbox 360
18 13 Battlefield 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
19 16 Call of Duty: Black Ops PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
20 23 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 20 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
22 18 Saints Row: The Third PS3, Xbox 360
23 30 The Sims 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
24 40 Prototype 2 PS3, Xbox 360
25 21 Grand Theft Auto Episodes - Liberty City PS3, Xbox 360
26 15 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
27 29 Forza 4 Xbox 360
28 Re-entry Mass Effect 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
29 22 Sonic Generations 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
30 19 Mario Kart 7 3DS
31 39 Sniper Elite V2 PS3, Xbox 360
32 25 Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
33 24 WWE '12 PS3, Xbox 360
34 38 Need for Speed: The Run 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
35 35 Football Manager 2012 PS3, Xbox 360
36 34 FIFA Street PC, Xbox 360
37 28 Grand Theft Auto 4 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
38 31 Sniper: Ghost Warrior DS, PS3, Xbox 360
39 27 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS
40 26 Rayman Origins PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
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