Game sold so poorly for its first week in the UK that I don't even think "terribad" is adequate to describe it. It charted 38th
. Of 40
1st was, predictably, still Black Ops 2, despite that game suffering an 87% drop over the previous week's sales. uDraw Studio: Instant Artist re-entered
the charts at 13th. Resident Evil 6, for all the shit it has copped, managed to rise
from 20th to 14th. I'm going down this list for the first time while writing this and, honestly, it's like a train wreck in slow motion where all the passengers are delicious little innocent pancake children.
Skyrim, now more than a year old, is sitting at 17th. Wonderbook: Book of Spells rose from 25th to 20th, as an example of a better-performing PS3 exclusive. Forza 4 is also more than a year old, yet it's rocking 22nd like no one's business. Kinect Disneyland Adventures, released mid-November last year is 23rd this week. Sleeping Dogs, which reportedly sold below expectations (or, depending on who you talk to, pretty fucking poorly), managed to improve its position to 27th. Good on you, Sleepy Dawgs.
But wait, there's more. Miraculously managing to get even sadder still, Black Ops Declassified, the poorly received Vita entry to coincide with Blops 2, manages to squeeze in at 33rd. Epic Mickey's reception has been lukewarm and Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse has been much-maligned - both beat PSASBR at 34th and 35th, respectively.
So what, exactly, did PSASBR manage to beat in the top 40? 39th for the week was Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition, which released back in September as a GOTY edition for a game released two years ago. 40th was Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, often passed over for the incredibly popular FIFA series. PES2013 was also released in September.
Hitman: Absolution debuted at number 2 and Lego Lord of the Rings charted at 6th as a new entry. They were the only new entries in the top 10.