The UK seems to love a bit of Sega gaming


It seems that Sega has had quite a successful week in the UK All Formats Charts with not one, not four, but three games in the top 10.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is still doing incredibly well, staying up at number 2 - beaten out by Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (much to my personal disgust - I hate the GT games).

Also despite some mixed reviews and opinions among fans/reviewers, Viking: Battle for Asgard is sitting a very respectable 7.

And just released, in Europe, is Condemned 2 - which jumps into the charts at a very cool fifth place.

But it doesn’t all end there Sega Nerds. While making the top 10 is the accolade companies like to aspire to, Sega has another 4 titles making it into the top 40.

Just outside the top 10 is Sega Superstars Tennis, hitting no. 12. Then creeping (slowly) up the charts is House of the Dead 2&3: Return at no. 17 - which was at 21 last week. At 21 we have Football Manager 2008 (Still hanging in there), then last and sort of least (in this case) we have the surprising, for me at least, appearance of Sonic and the Secret Rings at 33!

Top 10 List:

(1) - 1 - Gran Turismo 5: Prologue SCE
(3) - 2 - Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games SEGA
(2) - 3 - Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Ubisoft
(4) - 4 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami
(-) - 5 - Condemned 2 SEGA
(5) - 6 - Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock Activision
(8) - 7 - Viking: Battle For Asgard SEGA
(11) - 8 - Wii Play Nintendo
(10) - 9 - Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training Nintendo
(7) - 10 - Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision SCE

Let’s hope Sega can keep this trend of having several titles in the top 40 (preferably most in the top 10 though) and confirm themselves as being one of the great gaming companies once again.

(Damn, that last paragraph was almost bordering on fanboyism - Apologies)

[Source: Spong and Chart Track]

4 comments to “The UK seems to love a bit of Sega gaming”

  1. Comment by Gamerschoice:

    No apology necessary my good man! It’s always good to hear an inspiring word about Sega. This is good, and it near-confirms my idea that the UK loves Sega. Now to figure out if Germans truly do love David Hasselhoff…

    This is really good news though.

  2. Comment by ROJM:

    What chart is this, the all prices chart or the Full price chart?

  3. Comment by Graham:

    Ah it seems this is for the All Prices chart.

    However looking at the Full Price chart Sega seem to be doing just as well. Sonic and the Secret Rings is not in the top 40 - but it appears all the other games are and most are at higher positions!

    SST makes it into the top 10 at 9.
    HotD in at 12
    Football Manager is at 14

    Good stuff.

  4. Comment by joei:


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