Sleeping Dogs Tops the UK Charts

The United Kingdom is apparently loving Sleeping Dogs, which we highly praised, as it topped the charts this week for video game sales, even beating out New Super Mario Bros. 2. No numbers were given, but it seems shocking that a new intellectual property could outsell Nintendo’s flagship title at launch. Granted, Sleeping Dogs came out on three established platforms while the cheerful plumber was only featured on one, but Mario is a franchise that is recognizable worldwide.

There’s no doubt New Super Mario Bros. 2 will outsell the game in the long run, but this marks a victory both Square Enix and United Front Games should be proud of. Activision must be kicking themselves for letting it go.

  1. Sleeping DogsSquare Enix Europe
  2. New Super Mario Bros. 2Nintendo
  3. London 2012: The Official Video GameSega
  4. Lego Batman 2: DC Super HeroesWarner Bros. Interactive
  5. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic GamesSega
  6. Batman: Arkham CityWarner Bros. Interactive
  7. The Amazing Spider-ManActivision Blizzard
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future SoldierUbisoft
  9. Dead Island GOTY EditionKoch Media
  10. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7Warner Bros. Interactive
  11. The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBethesda Softworks
  12. FIFA 12Electronic Arts
  13. Battlefield 3Electronic Arts
  14. Mario Kart 7Nintendo
  15. Call of Duty: Black OpsActivision Blizzard
  16. Skylanders: Spyro’s AdventureActivision Blizzard
  17. Assassin’s Creed: RevelationsUbisoft
  18. Super Mario 3D LandNintendo
  19. Grand Theft Auto Episodes: Liberty CityTake 2
  20. Sonic GenerationsSega