Battlefield Fends off Uncharted


EA’s ‘Battlefield 3’ holds off the competition to retain the No1 spot, despite a 54% drop in sales from last week.

It’s the first time a Battlefield title has retained the Top Spot as the last iteration, ‘Battlefield: Bad Company 2’, was only No1 for its debut week before being dethroned by Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ back in Week 10 2010. This means that Sony and Naughty Dog’s latest installment in the PS3 exclusive Uncharted series, ‘Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’, has to settle for second place, recording the 11th highest PS3 launch week. It achieved an increase of 37% in sales from the previous title, ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’, which also debuted at No2 over two years ago, pipped at the post by another EA title, ‘FIFA 10’. Sega’s ‘Sonic Generations’ is the only other new entry to breach the Top 10 at No10 with the rest of the titles in-between jostling for position.

EA’s ‘FIFA 12’ (-10%) holds at No3, ahead of Warner’s ‘Batman: Arkham City’ (-60%), down two places to No4. Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance 3’ (-10%) is at No5 for the third week in a row, moving ahead of Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2012’ (-43%) which is down two places to No6. Microsoft’s ‘Forza Motorsport 4’ (-25%) slips down a place to No7 followed by 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+35%) and Activision Blizzard’s ‘Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure’ (+17%) both holding firm at No8 and No9 respectively. The only other title to enter the Top 40 is Activision Blizzard’s Goldeneye classic, making its debut on Xbox 360 and PS3 this week with ‘Goldeneye: Reloaded’ coming in at No16.

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