Sleeping Dogs is the new number one in the UK all-formats software chart, with sales of United Front Games' Hong Kong crime caper providing vindication for Square Enix's decision to publish a game Activision had cancelled.
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said that Sleeping Dogs, then known as True Crime: Hong Kong, had been cancelled because "it just wasn't going to be good enough". Evidently the UK games-buying public disagrees, propelling the game to top spot ahead of 3DS platformer New Super Mario Bros 2, which enters the chart at number two.
Sega's Olympic tie-in London 2012 drops two places to number three, which presumably is the beginning of a long, slow decline as the Olympics become an increasingly distant memory. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is, new entries aside, the only game in the top 10 whose sales are headed in the right direction, the Ubisoft shooter rising two places to number 8.
01. Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix)
02. New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
03. London 2012: The Official Videogame (Sega)
04. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
05. Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
06. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
07. The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision)
08. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
09. Dead Island GOTY Edition (Deep Silver)
10. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros)