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The 100 best-selling UK games of 2012

Games industry trade body UK Interactive Entertainment and retail monitor GfK Chart-Track have released a list of the UK's 100 best-selling packaged games of 2012.

The retail sales chart is dominated by sequels and annual franchise updates; in terms of 2012 releases, just five new IPs charted, the highest pair being Sleeping Dogs at No.20 and Dishonored at No.24.

Topping the chart, which was published on MCV, are Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and FIFA 13, the only two games to sell over one million physical copies in the UK last year, compared to five in 2011 (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Zumba Fitness, FIFA 12, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3).

Top 100 games of 2012

  1. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II - Activision Blizzard
  2. FIFA 13 - Electronic Arts
  3. ASSASSIN'S CREED III - Ubisoft
  4. HALO 4 - Microsoft
  5. HITMAN ABSOLUTION - Square Enix
  6. JUST DANCE 4 - Ubisoft
  7. FAR CRY 3 - Ubisoft
  8. FIFA 12 - Electronic Arts
  9. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - Bethesda Softworks
  10. BORDERLANDS 2 - 2K Games
  11. MASS EFFECT 3 - Electronic Arts
  12. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - Warner
  13. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED - Electronic Arts
  14. FIFA STREET - Electronic Arts
  15. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Sega
  16. SKYLANDERS GIANTS - Activision Blizzard
  17. BATTLEFIELD 3 - Electronic Arts
  18. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - Activision Blizzard
  19. MAX PAYNE 3 - Rockstar
  20. SLEEPING DOGS - Square Enix
  21. RESIDENT EVIL 6 - Capcom
  22. LONDON 2012: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME - Sega
  23. TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER - Ubisoft
  24. DISHONORED - Bethesda Softworks
  25. WWE '13 - THQ
  26. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS - Warner
  27. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - Microsoft
  28. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 - Nintendo
  29. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER - Electronic Arts
  30. ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS - Ubisoft
  31. JUST DANCE 3 - Ubisoft
  32. MARIO KART 7 - Nintendo
  33. F1 2012 - Codemasters
  34. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY - Warner Bros
  35. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 - Sega
  36. SUPER MARIO 3D LAND - Nintendo
  37. FORZA HORIZON - Microsoft
  38. SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD - THQ
  39. SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE - Activision Blizzard
  40. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 - Warner
  41. SNIPER ELITE V2 - 505 Games
  42. SONIC GENERATIONS - Sega
  43. RAYMAN ORIGINS - Ubisoft
  44. FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 - Square Enix
  45. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - Koch Media
  46. ZUMBA FITNESS - 505 Games
  47. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN - Activision Blizzard
  48. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK - Mind Candy
  49. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - Disney Interactive
  50. SSX - Electronic Arts
  51. KINECT STAR WARS - Microsoft
  52. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 13 - Electronic Arts
  53. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLING ZOO - Mind Candy
  54. THE SIMS 3 - Electronic Arts
  55. ZUMBA FITNESS 2 - 505 Games
  56. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS - Activision Blizzard
  57. NEED FOR SPEED: THE RUN - Electronic Arts
  58. PROTOTYPE 2 - Activision Blizzard
  59. DIABLO III - Activision Blizzard
  60. MARIO KART WII Nintendo
  61. RAGE - Bethesda Softworks
  62. UFC UNDISPUTED 3 - THQ
  63. WWE '12 - THQ
  64. CARS 2 - Disney Interactive
  65. METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION - Konami
  66. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 - Konami
  67. SKATE 3 - Electronic Arts
  68. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - Take-Two
  69. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2012 - Sega
  70. UNCHARTED 3: DRAKE'S DECEPTION - Sony
  71. POKEMON BLACK VERSION 2 - Nintendo
  72. DARKSIDERS II - THQ
  73. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4 - Warner Bros
  74. MARIO PARTY 9 - Nintendo
  75. KINECT SPORTS - Microsoft
  76. F1 2011 - Codemasters
  77. KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING - Electronic Arts
  78. GRAN TURISMO 5 - Sony
  79. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED - Sega
  80. UDRAW STUDIO: INSTANT ARTIST - THQ
  81. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV - Rockstar
  82. PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK - Nintendo
  83. ANGRY BIRDS TRILOGY - Activision Blizzard
  84. KINECT DISNEYLAND ADVENTURES - Microsoft
  85. LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME - Warner Bros
  86. LEGO STAR WARS III: CLONE WARS - Lucasarts
  87. POKEMON WHITE VERSION 2 - Nintendo
  88. TOY STORY 3 - Disney Interactive
  89. GUILD WARS 2 - NCSoft
  90. THE SIMS 3: PETS - Electronic Arts
  91. UNCHARTED: GOLDEN ABYSS - Sony Computer Ent
  92. DOOM 3: BFG EDITION - Bethesda Softworks
  93. ROCKSMITH - Ubisoft
  94. RESIDENT EVIL: OPERATION RACCOON CITY - Capcom
  95. WII FIT PLUS - Nintendo
  96. BOOK OF SPELLS - Sony
  97. DANCE CENTRAL 2 - Microsoft
  98. DIRT SHOWDOWN - Codemasters
  99. 007 LEGENDS - Activision Blizzard
  100. HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY - Microsoft


Last week, North American sales monitor NPD revealed the ten best-selling retail games of 2012, with Black Ops 2 once again emerging on top.

2013 looks set to be a particularly interesting year for games; there are plenty of high-profile releases due in the next few months, then there’s the expected launch of next-gen consoles, and hopefully an exciting Wii U holiday lineup in which Nintendo brings out its big-hitters. Check out our list of the 100 most anticipated games of 2013.

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1 comment

  • jackthemenace - January 15, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    As sad as I am to see Borderlands 2 was beaten by at least one 2011 game, it's nice to see that it was at least something good, like Skyim, and not teh usual CoD crap. It's also nice to see Darksiders 2 and the GS HD collection on the list, since Darksiders seemed so overlooked and MGS seems to be an incredibly niche franchise where I live.

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