Guild Wars 2 tiptoes past Sleeping Dogs for UK top spot

Guild Wars 2, the MMO so popular that its developer felt obligated to stop online sales in order to maintain quality control for players, was the top selling game in the UK last week. According to Chart-Track, the game enjoyed the "second largest launch ever for a non-Warcraft MMO PC title, behind Star Wars: The Old Republic." Let us hope that Guild Wars 2 doesn't suffer the same fate as the MMO in a galaxy far, far away.

Guild Wars 2 is also the first PC-exclusive game in the UK to reach the top spot since Football Manager 2011 in November of 2010. It should be noted that Guild Wars 2 was also sold as a digitally distributed product, which would not be counted by Chart-Track.

Sleeping Dogs slides one spot into second, showing it has a longer sales tail than Darksiders 2, which had sales drop 71 percent last week to go from second to sixth. Ride past the break for the UK top ten.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 1:
  1. Guild Wars 2
  2. Sleeping Dogs
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  4. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
  5. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  6. Darksiders 2
  7. Madden NFL 13
  8. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  9. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

This article was originally published on Joystiq.