Fifa 12 Leads UK Games Charts Week 39
Fifa 12 has out-performed last year’s Fifa 11, taking out the title of third biggest launch week ever. Call of Duty’s two editions are the only games to have out-paced them in all-formats launch weeks.
Gears of War 3 last week claimed it was "the biggest game of 2011" as the franchise's sales reached one billion dollars. That game came in at position two, after slumping down by 76%.
Xbox 360 is by far the gaming format of choice, with a whopping 54% of the share. PS3 has 44% of the gaming market. Together they smash the competition, which linger with 2% of the market.
Releasing a game on PS3 does wonders for a game's chart position. Ubisoft’s ‘Child of Eden’ was up 765% to the number 29 position, thanks to the release of the PS3 version.
Top 40 Entertainment Software Week Ending 1 October 2011:
Fifa 12 - electronic arts
Gears of war 3 - microsoft
F1 2011 - codemasters
Zumba fitness - 505 games
Dead island - koch media
Deus ex: human revolution - square enix europe
Ico & shadow of the colossus collection - sony computer ent.
Driver: san francisco - ubisoft
Lego pirates of the caribbean - disney interactive studios
Call of duty: black ops - activision blizzard
Warhammer 40,000: space marine - thq
Rugby world cup 2011 - 505 games
Resistance 3 - sony computer ent.
Assassin's creed: brotherhood - ubisoft
Cars 2 - disney interactive studios
Just dance 2 - ubisoft
The sims 3 - electronic arts
X-men: destiny - activision blizzard
Lego harry potter: years 1-4 - warner bros. Interactive
Wii sports resort - nintendo
Gran turismo 5 - sony computer ent.
Red faction: armageddon - thq
Michael Jackson: the experience - ubisoft
Dance juniors - ubisoft
Lego star wars iii: the clone wars - lucasarts
Battlefield: bad company 2 - electronic arts
Mario kart wii - nintendo
Duke nukem forever - take 2
Child of eden - ubisoft
Ea sports active 2 - electronic arts
Skate 3 - electronic arts
Fifa 11 - electronic arts
Phineas & ferb: across the 2nd dimension - disney interactive studios
Grand theft auto episodes - liberty city - take 2
L.A. noire - take 2
Tiger Woods pga tour 12: the masters - electronic arts
Sniper: ghost warrior - city interactive
Red dead redemption - take 2
Dirt 3 - codemasters
Homefront - thq