Train2Game news: UK Charts – UFC Undisputed 3 knocks out the competition

Train2Game students see THQ’s UFC Undisputed 3 take top spot in this week’s UK Charts, marking the publisher’s first No.1 since Homefront in March last year.

The Train2Game Blog recently interviewed UFC Undisputed 3 senior game designer Wes Bunn, who spoke in depth about development of the game, and offered some excellent insights into the games industry.

Last week’s No.1, Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning drops out of the top ten entirely, slipping to No.12.

FIFA 12 continues to sell strongly, climbing three to No.2, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also sees an increase in sales moving up to No.3.  A new Nintendo 3DS version, and discounting on other platforms, sees Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games jump to No.4, while Battlefield 3 is up one to No.5.

Former No.1 Final Fantasy XIII-2 slips to No.6 this week, sitting one place ahead of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure which reaches its highest ever chart position at No.7. Last week’s debutant The Darkness II drops five to No.8, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remains at No.9, while Just Dance 3 moves up two to complete the top ten.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection join Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning in leaving the top ten.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 18th February 2012 is therefore as follows:

1: UFC Undisputed 3 – THQ
2: FIFA 12 – EA
3: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Activision
4: Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games – Sega
5: Battlefield 3 – EA
6: Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Square Enix
7: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure – Activision
8: The Darkness II – 2K
9: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda
10: Just Dance 3 – Ubisoft

Releases for the coming week include a large amount of PlayStation Vita titles, alongside the launch of Sony’s new handheld console.

What are your thoughts on the charts this week? Is it a well deserved No.1 for UFC Undisputed 3?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track]

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