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Kinect Star Wars Is Number One With a Bullet

| 10 Apr 2012 15:55

The much-derided Kinect Star Wars has become the first Kinect-exclusive game to hit number one on the U.K. sales charts.

You might think, if you're fortunate enough to still be ignorant of such things, that Kinect Star Wars would let you pick up a rebel trooper by the throat and slowly throttle him, or swing your arms to chop off some dude's arm in a bar fight, or maybe do a kind of claw-like jazz-hands things to zap the pants off people with the Evil Electricity of the Dark Side. But no. What it's really about is going to Cloud City and shakin' it for Lando Calrissian, who's always looking for new talent.

The "I'm Han Solo" dancing video has been the target of much pointing-and-laughing on the internet but for all those people asking how LucasArts could do this to their beloved Star Wars, the answer is now at hand: despite all the outrage [and a Metacritic score of 55], Kinect Star Wars has just become the first Kinect-exclusive game to hit the top of the U.K. sales charts, knocking FIFA Street off the throne.

This week's list in full:

  1. Kinect Star Wars
  2. FIFA Street
  3. Mass Effect 3
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. SSX
  8. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  9. Battlefield 3
  10. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

It's admittedly not the strongest top ten ever and being bundled with an R2D2-themed special edition 360 presumably helped, but number one is number one no matter how you look at it and that has to be good for sales. Which is really what it all comes down to; "fans" may howl, but somebody's buying this stuff.

Source: GamesIndustry

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