Kinect Star Wars is a Force to be Reckoned With


The force is strong this week as Microsoft’s ‘Kinect Star Wars’ brings EA’s five week run at the top to an end, pushing ‘FIFA Street’ (+3%) down to No2.

It’s the first Star Wars game to reach No1 in the All Formats Chart since ‘Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’ back in W39 2008. It’s also the first game that requires use of the Kinect Sensor to top the chart. EA have still had a good Easter holiday, grabbing the rest of the Top 5 with ‘Mass Effect 3’ (+0%) down one place to No3, ‘FIFA 12’ (+48%) up one place to No4 and ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13’ (-10%) slipping two places to No5. There are healthy holiday sales uplifts for the rest of the Top 10 with ‘Modern Warfare 3’ (+76%) up one place to No6, ‘SSX’ (+72%) gaining 3 places, up to No7 and ‘Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games’ (+66%) up one to No8.

Previous No1s ‘Battlefield 3’ (+55%) and ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ (+57%) round off the Top 10 at No’s 9 and 10 respectively. ‘Skylanders’ (+130%) and ‘Moshi Monsters’ (+92%) make the most of Easter Holiday spending, surging up the chart to No’s 12 and 13. Price promotions propel ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’ (+141%), WWE ’12 (+110%) and ‘Sonic Generations’ (+88%) back into the Top 40 at No’s 20, 22 and 24, while the only other new entry this week is ‘Devil May Cry HD Collection’ debuting at No18.

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