Holiday Rush Ends on Positive Note
The last week of shopping in the UK before Christmas was a good one for Sonic Generations, even as the normally powerful Mario and Sonic franchise slipped a bit for the week.
The official GFK Chart Track ranks indicate the combined sales of all three Generations editions were strong enough to lift the game to 15th on the top 40 for the week ending December 24th. Meanwhile, Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, which ranked 8th the previous week, fell a spot last week to 9th.
Interestingly enough, the rise came with little to no change in rank when it came to individual console charts. The 3DS edition of Generations remained 6th on the 3DS software chart week to week. On the PS3, the game only climbed one place to 10th. On XBOX 360, Generations actually dropped one place, and is now 15th among 360 software.
While these changes in chart position are minor, it is nonetheless encouraging to see these games holding their positions relatively successfully. We will continue to monitor their performance in the coming weeks and pass on any updates.