UFC 3 is This Week's Undisputed No1


‘UFC Undisputed 3’ wins THQ their first All Formats No1 since ‘Homefront’ back in W11 last year.

The previous title in the ‘UFC Undisputed’ franchise (UFC 2010: Undisputed) was launched later in 2010, performing better at launch than UFC 3 despite debuting at No2. The first in the series landed at No1 outdoing the latest game’s launch week by more than 3 to 1. Last week’s No1 ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ (-63%) falls out of the Top 10, slipping to No12. There are no other new entries in the Top 40 this week, however retailer promotions mean there’s a lot of shuffling of positions with every Top 10 game except ‘Final Fantasy XIII-2’ and ‘The Darkness 2’ increasing in sales. ‘FIFA 12’ (+21%) and ‘Modern Warfare 3’ (+29%) both benefit, up 3 and 4 places respectively to No’s 2 and 3, while ‘Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games’ (+94%) puts in a herculean effort, boosted by a new 3DS version the previous week, this time a discounted Wii version helps propel it even further; to its highest ever chart position – up from No10 to No4.

‘Battlefield 3’ (+10%) remains a Top 10 contender climbing one place to No5, while Final Fantasy XIII-2 (-42%) drops 4 places to No6. ‘Skylanders’ (+65%) is another game jumping to a highest ever chart placing, up from No14 to No7 and with Amalur falling, is the only new IP to feature in the Top 10 this week. ‘The Darkness 2’ (-43%) falls 5 places to No8, while ‘Skyrim’ (+1%) holds on to No9 for another week. ‘Just Dance 3’ (+9%) moves up 2 places to No10, overtaking ‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’ (-15%) to become Ubisoft’s top selling game this week.

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