Square Enix's decision to revive the True Crime franchise in the form of Sleeping Dogs has indeed paid off, at least in the UK where it topped software sales charts during its launch week. Sleeping Dogs' combined PS3 and Xbox 360 sales were enough to keep Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. 2 in second place. Not bad for new IP, especially when it enjoyed the sixth best-selling launch week sales in the UK thus far into 2012.
The one-two punch of Sleeping Dogs and NSMB2 ended London 2012: The Official Video Game and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games' three-week run as chart-toppers. Their dominance until now was no surprise, given the Summer 2012 Olympic Games had just wrapped up in London after attracting millions of viewers worldwide over the past two weeks.
|1.||Sleeping Dogs||Square Enix||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|2.||New Super Mario Bros. 2||Nintendo||3DS|
|3.||London 2012: The Official Video Game||Sega||PC / PS3 / Xbox 360|
|4.||Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes||Warner Bros. Interactive||PC / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii / PSV / 3DS / DS|
|5.||Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games||Sega||Wii / 3DS|
|6.||Batman: Arkham City||Warner Bros. Interactive||PC / PS3 / Xbox 360|
|7.||The Amazing Spider-Man||Activision||PC / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii|
|8.||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||Ubisoft||PC / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii / PSP / DS|
|9.||Dead Island GOTY Edition||Deep Silver||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|10.||Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Warner Bros. Interactive||PC / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii / PSV / PSP / 3DS / DS|