UFC Undisputed 3 debuts at the top of the UK Top 40 this week, despite having the least successful launch of the franchise so far. UFC Undisputed 2010 came in at second during its launch week and yet pulled more sales, whilst UFC 2009: Undisputed gathered over three times the copies sold in launch week than the latest release.
Last week’s number one, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning drops out of the top ten completely, landing at twelfth place following a 63% drop in sales.
FIFA 12 (+21%) and Modern Warfare 3 (+29%) take second and third place respectively. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (+94%) grabs fourth, up from tenth with a 94 percent sales increase aided by the new 3DS version. Battlefield 3 (+10%) climbs to fifth, while Final Fantasy XIII-2 (-42%) drops four places to sixth. Skylanders (+65%) jumps seven places to its highest ever position at seventh. The Darkness II (-43%) consolidates it’s position at eighth, while Skyrim (+1%) holds the ninth spot for the second consecutive week. Just Dance 3 (+9%) moves up two places to complete the top ten.
38 Studios, comprised in part of owner/chairman and former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Shilling and executive art director Todd McFarlane, released their first video game to great success this week, as Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning tops the UK All-Format Top 40, dethroning Final Fantasy XIII-2.
The latter falls victim to a 54% drop in sales over last week, but keeps ahead of second-best newcomer The Darkness II, sequel to the 2007 inter-dimension first-person-shooter, but developed by Bioshock 2 developer Digital Extremes.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection falls from second after last week down to fourth with 49% reduction in sales. FIFA 12 tumbles further to fifth place with a sales-dip of 19%.
EA occupies mid-table with Battlefield 3 (-29%) ahead of rival Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (-10%), which sticks to seventh place for the second week in a row. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (-28%) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (-27%) squeeze in at eighth and ninth respectively whilst the newly-released 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games racks up a massive 145% sales increase over this week and completes the top ten.