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UK Chart: Mass Effect 3 Breaks 2012, Franchise Release Record

Published March 13, 2012 by |
Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 releases to record sales this week. Making its mark simultaneously on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, the last game in the Mass Effect trilogy manages a sales figure that eclipses the launch of the two prequels combined.

EA’s SSX drops from the top, recovering at second place with a 49% reduction in sales over its first week. Capcom release Street Fighter X Tekken muscles its way into third, ahead of FIFA 12 (-7%) and Mario Party 9 (+8%).

The Sims still proves popular as expansion pack The Sims 3: Showtime displays well on debut at sixth. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (-14%) slips twice to seventh whilst Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (-23%) drops a single place to eighth and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (-15%) maintains ninth position.

Zumba Fitness. All I ever hear is Zumba Fitness. Well, it’s back in the top ten after a five week absence.

GFK Chart-Track

UK All Format Top 10 – 10/03/2012

  1. Mass Effect 3
  2. SSX
  3. Street Fighter X Tekken
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Mario Party 9
  6. The Sims 3: Showtime
  7. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  10. Zumba Fitness

Chart-Track All Format Top 40