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Final Fantasy XIII Debuts At Top In UK

Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII debuted at the top of the weekly charts in the UK, bumping down last week's number one, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from Electronic Arts.
Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII debuted at the top of the all-platforms retail charts in the UK for the week ended March 13, bumping down last week's number one, Electronic Arts' Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Chart-Track reported Monday. The game released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 9 in the UK, about three months after the game's December release in Japan. Chart-Track said that the game, the only new release during the past week in the top 10, is the fastest-selling title of this year. The Xbox 360 version captured 46 percent of total unit sales, while the PlayStation 3 version captured 54 percent. Chart-Track said that the last Final Fantasy game to hit the top of the charts in the UK was 2007's Final Fantasy XII. The next-highest ranking new titles were D3 Publisher's Ben 10: Alien Force - Vigilax Attacks, which missed the top 10 at number 13, and THQ and Relic's PC RTS, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos at number 14. Below is the weekly all-platforms chart, which combines unit sales of all versions of a given title. UK All-Platforms Top 10 1. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA) 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft) 4. Heavy Rain (SCE) 5. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) 6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) 7. Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing (Sega) 8. Aliens Vs. Predator (Sega) 9. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) 10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) UK Individual Platforms Top 10 Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 edged out the Xbox 360 version to earn the top slot on Chart-Track's individual platforms top 10, which ranks each version of a game separately. 1. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, PS3) 2. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, Xbox 360) 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA, Xbox 360) 4. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii) 5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA, PS3) 6. Heavy Rain (SCE, PS3) 7. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii) 8. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii) 9. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Wii) 10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (EA, PS3)

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