EA DICE's Battlefield 3
shot to the top of the the UK software sales charts in its opening weekend, securing its place as the tenth biggest UK video game launch this year across all formats.
Overall, Battlefield 3
outsold Medal of Honor
, EA's first-person war shooter offering from last year, by two-to-one for first week sales -- in fact, Battlefield 3
's first-week sales outsold every other Battlefield
title's first-week sales combined.
For the week ended October 29, and according to data from tracking firm ChartTrack, last week's number one Batman: Arkham City
was forced down to second place, with a 52 percent drop in sales.
continued to sell strongly, still sitting at number three with a 14 percent drop in sales. Other big names in the chart that barely moved included Football Manager 2012, Just Dance 3, Forza Motorsport 4
and The Sims 3: Pets
After dropping down the charts a little, Zumba Fitness
is moving back up again. The game still hasn't left the top ten since its initial release.
Below are Chart-Track's all-platforms sales charts, which include unit sales of all versions of a given title, and the individual platform charts, which treat individual SKUs separately.
UK All-Platforms Top 10
1. Battlefield 3 (EA)
2. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
3. FIFA 12 (EA Sports)
4. Football Manager 2012 (Sega)
5. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft)
6. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
7. The Sims 3: Pets (EA Games)
8. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
9. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Activision Blizzard)
10. Rage (Bethesda Softworks)
UK Individual Platforms Top 10
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 3
took up positions one and two respectively in Chart-Track's individual formats top 10 chart, while the PC version was up high at number four.
Only the Xbox 360 version of Batman: Arkham City
was able to stop the multiplayer behemoth securing all top three places in the chart.
1. Battlefield 3 (EA, Xbox 360)
2. Battlefield 3 (EA, PS3)
3. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros, Xbox 360)
4. Battlefield 3 (EA, PC)
5. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros, PS3)
6. Football Manager 2012 (Sega, PC)
7. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft, Wii)
8. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
9. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, Xbox 360)
10. FIFA 12 (EA Sports, PS3)