Pokemon Black & White 2 Fail To Reach The Top Spot In The UK

Both Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 failed to reach the number one spot in the all-formats chart in the United Kingdom. EA’s popular FIFA 13 managed to secure the number one position and was closely followed by Dishonoured, which is developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda.

  1. FIFA 13
  2. Dishonoured
  3. Pokemon Black 2
  4. Resident Evil 6
  5. Pokemon White 2
  6. Just Dance 4
  7. XCom: Enemy Unknown
  8. Borderlands 2
  9. F1 2012
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

69 thoughts on “Pokemon Black & White 2 Fail To Reach The Top Spot In The UK”

  1. Unsurprising with FIFA being out -.- everyone goes mad for it over here (although i dont consider them gamers).
    Also, good job to Dishonored, awesome game, just did my first playthrough non lethal, although the trophy didnt pop up D:

    1. Thats a good point xD why didnt they just have them both as total sales? 0.o theres differences in the each game, more so than previous games but still the same game.

      1. There a report from gamespot that even Pokemon black and white combine, it still can’t beat dishonored and FIFA, it just show that people don’t want to play a ds game on 3ds.

        1. Doesn’t really show that at all.
          More DS owners than 3DS for a start, 90 million more.

          Second, FIFA is insanely popular in the UK, and Dishonored is one of the best games this year. However, both are multiplats, Dishonored is on 3 systems, and FIFA is on about 6-7, while Pokemon is on 1.

    2. Yeh!!! theyre the same game lol . And this is the multiplatform chart , so competing against fifa on the xbox and ps3 is just stupid . It should be well at the top of the charts if you add both black and white together on multiplat or single plat :)

  2. Not surprising considering the uk is obsessed with soccer. Still I wonder if pokemon black/white as a whole would be top spot

    1. Half the world is obsessed with football (I’m not from the UK, I’m just from a country that isn’t the USA.), how else would you explain the MASSIVE success of FIFA 13. You should rather be looking at Resident Evil 6, because that’s just a generic 3rd person shooter (RE was dead in my books after RE5.), how is THAT surpassing the (according to fans of the series (not the 1st gen fanboys)) best Pokemon game ever made?

      1. It’s popular in North America as well. Especially in culturally diverse places like where I am from (Miami). People were lining up for hours to get their hands on FIFA. It was all over the news too.

    1. how can it be the best? when it the same thing from the 1st pokemon game, it still the same static picture attacking each other with the same shitty sound. they need to release a 3d pokemon with sound from the anime. this is 2012 already not 1996 gamefreak, stop being lazy.

      1. they dont want to lose the feel of Pokemon or else long time Pokemon fans might just quit it. BTW, its not static anymore cuz the ppl actually do move when they’re on standby and when they use moves

  3. Well, it’s no really news, considering how many good games don’t reach the top 10 in the UK. The UK gamers are REALLY picky, maybe even as picky as the ”western games aren’t our thing” Japanese. (Wasn’t trying to be racist.)

  4. That’s good; a series that can’t even do one of its main game mechanics (evolve) doesn’t deserve to be in the top spot anywhere.

          1. The Wii U version isn’t out.
            Unless you mean the copy-paste job of the Wii version, which is Nintendo’s own fault for using inferior hardware in favor of gimmicks.

        1. Pokemon actually changed though.

          It’s the same premise, catch, train pokemon, fight 8 gym leaders, take down evil group, win pokemon league. But every game has changed, new pokemon, new types, new moves, new items, new strategies, progressively better and more ambitious environments, end game content, online, tons of subtle improvements (like bejng asked to use another repel if it runs out, thats a big deal).

          Maybe, take the pole out your ass, and stop whining like a little bitch.

          1. In short: Nothing meaningful to the series as a whole rather than predictable additions that don’t really affect the overall experience.

            “Progressively better and more ambitious environments” LOL, HOW?

            It’s no wonder they’re only 80-81% on Metacritic, it’s so very dull in terms of new content that it’s ultimately shit they could have patched in had it not been on the DS.

                1. Reviews mean nothing because theyre reviewing based on its goal. As a FOOTBALL game, its provably very good. That doesnt mean it hasn changed ever. But “reviewers” review Pokemon against every RPG put there.

                  As a Pokemon game, which is a proven solid game, and is unbeaten in its own catagory, Black an White 2, is probably the best.

                2. Your bias opinion, isnt the be all end all.
                  I wouldnt review FIFA, because i dont like football games, it would be bias and unfair. It doesnt mean people who buy football games will hate it, it just mot my thing. But, as far as a pokemon game goes, you review it for the people who enjoy it, or enjoy RPG’s. Not some prick who thinks Nintendo have no originality, but defends everyone else from Soy and Microsoft. Fuck off, get a life.

                  1. i stop playing pokemon after diamond and pearl. pokemon white and pearl look the same like diamond and pearl. The series just getting more boring, there more better jrpg out there than pokemon.

  5. Well, to be honest this is not surprising. Over here (UK) on newspapers, tv adverts etc there is always “great” reviews for these football games as well as other sports games (although I have never understood the point of them) compared to Pokemon or any other good Japanese RPG. I always get angry over that.

    Think those ratings are not really thought out thoroughly or these reviewers are just point-blank biased as I have noticed a lot. But either way, Nintendo still made money out of the games from their fans, including between me and my boyfriend, and they still get people into them any day of the year. Hell, we managed to get one of the last copies of both games in the store we bought it in!

    But soon enough you’ll see a number of those football games on the pre-owned section of game stores.

    1. Sounds like you’re just biased against a successful genre of gaming and you don’t like that people would prefer it over a cookie-cutter turn-based RPG.

      1. So what if I am? You’re doing the exact same thing based on this successful genre from looking at your comments on here. I’m just stating how in the UK reviews tend to focus on praising sports games and always criticise games from Japan saying that they are not realistic enough, are only for the fans of the game, storyline is boring etc etc. But these reviewers have not played these games to its fullest enjoyment or understand them well. It would be nice for once to see a UK based media to say something nice about any other genre besides sports.

        Besides, I have never been into football, and never will, and never will understand why people play a video game based on the sport when they can go to an actual match or play outside. Fair enough it’s got your favourite football players and you can command their moves etc, but take them away and you have ordinary characters.

        And whether Pokemon is a repeated thing, yes, it is. But each time it is an incredibly enjoyable moment for a fan, with different character storylines, more added content to the game such as live/global events, gaining extra bits for your team etc. It’s a never-ending world for Pokemon.

        It may not seem that much to someone like you, but to fans it can hold a lot of difference. Just like me not thinking much of football games, it can, however, be different to fans like you. Either way, we’re all helping these companies pocket their money’s worth from making the games, so might as well enjoy them while they last.

        1. The problem is Pokemon does not reach out any further than its “fans”. For everybody else, there is next to no reason to pick these titles up over significantly better RPGs available on the same platform or other handheld devices.

          In fact, I don’t think I’m going to buy another title until the series actually, you know, evolves.

          1. i agree. to me it the same game from the 1st pokemon in 1996, they only add another new pokemon to the series, they need to evolve to a 3d pokemon, not a shitty 2d picture pokemon. people need to stop buying their game so gamefreak will actually make an effort to make a new pokemon.

          2. That’s fair enough. I can completely understand that viewpoint on it being most likely for the fans and feeling that the game has not completely “evolved” throughout the years. Although this game in itself does not necessarily need you to play B/W1, in order for one to fully enjoy B/W2 they will have to buy the previous versions. And for someone who may be new to it, they’ll probably think it’s a waste of time/money. But the same goes for plenty of other games. It’s a part of what makes a franchise what it is.

            I have heard that this is meant to be the last DS Pokemon game, and I think they are now planning on focusing only on the 3D aspect. Not too sure if I am wrong mind you and thinking of something else : /

            1. i hope so, coz they already make 3 pokemon game for the ds, which is too many and too wasted, And i do hope they make the new pokemon 3d for the 3ds, and i dont want them to make the character into a midget like all the previous series, I mean, it not the gameboy era anymore, even zelda has evolve to a 3d character on the ds.

          3. Really Fifa reaches out to the general public? Some people doesnt like a certain sport, like soccer at all and would prefer another

  6. Are those games counted as individual versions or are they all the combined versions? If so, it would explain why Pokemon didn’t get the top spot since it’s a single system. Another factor is the desire to have a 3DS Pokemon game as opposed to a DS game since the DS is going out. This is different from the PS3 and 360 since the 3DS is already out and successors for the other systems have not even been announced yet.

  7. Wow Pokemon White 2 is way better than some dumb sports game.

    Well it may not be number 1 in the UK, but it will be no. to any gamer who calls themselves a true Pokemon fanatic, like me.

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