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Final Fantasy XIII-2 led sagging February for UK game sales

Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 was the top-selling title in the UK last month, though software revenues and unit sales were both significantly down in the country, according to Chart-Track.
Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 was the top-selling title in the UK last month, though software revenues and unit sales were both significantly down in the country, according to Chart-Track. The UK's retail market has been struggling recently, especially for one of the country's biggest chains, Game Group. After suffering what it called "an incredibly tough 2011," Game Group has closed dozens of stores, laid off nearly 50 employees at its headquarters, and is now reportedly unable to stock key releases due to supposed supply issues. Its numbers for February likely didn't help, as unit sales across all UK retailers fell by 29 percent year-over-year to 2.3 million copies, according to GfK Chart-Track results posted by local trade side MCV. Revenues for the month dropped by nearly 25 percent to £55 million ($87 million), compared to the same period during the previous year. Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation was the top-seller for the month, followed by other multiplatform releases like Konami's Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, Electronic Arts' FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3, and Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. GfK Chart-Track's full top ten software sales chart for UK at retail follows:
  1. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix)
  2. Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection (Konami)
  3. FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts)
  4. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Wafare 3 (Activision)
  6. UFC Undisputed (THQ)
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
  8. Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
  9. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
  10. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (electronic Arts)

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