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UK Sales Charts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings to the Summit

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Not even our astute spider sense could predict that Activision’s movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would swing straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but that’s exactly what it’s done. Aspiring journalist Peter Parker’s alter-ego wrapped a web right around former frontrunner Titanfall, proving that you don’t need to send out review codes to bring home the bacon.

The game actually sold best on the PlayStation 4, which has once again furthered the idea that Sony’s latest format is the preferred choice for British gamers, though the Xbox One release was marred by a will-they-won’t-they plot more profound than the kind you’d find in a year’s worth of Australian soap Neighbours.

Child of Light also did extremely well on the Japanese giant’s next-gen machine, entering the charts in ninth position. Despite being a digital download first and foremost, Ubisoft released a retail collector’s edition exclusively for PlayStation platforms, and that appears to have gone down well among fans of physical paraphernalia.

Elsewhere, the chart tells a familiar tale. FIFA 14 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil both occupied the third and fourth positions, while Call of Duty: Ghosts finished in fifth. LEGO The Hobbit and The LEGO Movie Videogame built a staircase into seventh and eighth respectively, as Battlefield 4 rounded out the top ten. Meanwhile, inFAMOUS: Second Son continued to stick around in 16th place.

As always, you can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. What’s been giving your wallet a workout of late? Did you pick up the retail edition of Ubisoft’s resplendent role-playing game? Are you buying all of your multiformat titles on the PS4? Let us know in the comments section below.


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MadchesterManc said:

My co-editor was really disappointed with the Ps4 version of The Amazing Spiderman 2. Bought it Saturday & returned it yesterday citing it as Lazy. seen as its probably cheaper, Might be worth picking up the Ps3 version instead for those interested



divinelite said:

I finish spidey2 already but really 5minutes into the game and i regret it
It feels so large gap with let say infamous or assasin creed 4



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Hopefully it has more teeth than the movie which was pretty poor, I'm not that interested yet and I don't think I will be.




I bought it yesterday.

Most of the reviews are spot on.

If you're a fan, you can find something to like. It's OK looking, and Ok playing, but coming off of the back of playing Second Son - it all feels archaic.

Apart from web swinging. When it's good (admittedly, not always) it's really, really good. With a bit of practice navigating even narrow streets is a challenging joy. The system isn't perfect, but learn it's idiosyncrasies and the results are very satisfying. Spidey himself looks stunning, nicely modelled and textured for the most part, but I assume it's largely the same model as the first game.

Unfortunately, everything else is just about average. I found a reflection map on some ground level windows showing reflected building tops. That's the sort of lacklustre presentation we have here.

It feels like a pretty PS2 game. With a lot more time, Beenox could've done much better I'm sure.



adf86 said:

Glad Child of Light has done, I got my deluxe copy last week & for 15 quid it's a bargain, a pretty good (so far) game, DLC, keyring & a poster and artbook that were well made

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