Despite it’s more than impressive first week figures, It seems Gears of War 3 couldn’t hold on to the top of the UK charts. FIFA 12 has always been a strong contender in the UK and throughout Europe, often dominating the charts for quite a while but for it to de-thrown Gears of War in it’s second week is a whole new kind of impressive.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 39, 2011
1. FIFA 12
2. GEARS OF WAR 3
3. F1 2011
4. ZUMBA FITNESS
5. DEAD ISLAND
6. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
7. ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS COLLECTION
8. DRIVER: SAN FRANCISCO
9. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
10. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
11. WARHAMMER 40,000: SPACE MARINE
12. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011
13. RESISTANCE 3
14. ASSASSIN’S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
15. CARS 2
16. JUST DANCE 2
17. THE SIMS 3
18. X-MEN: DESTINY
19. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4
20. WII SPORTS RESORT
Despite loosing out to FIFA, Gears managed to hold of F1 2011, another strong contender for this week How long Gears of War 3 can stay in the top rankings will be interesting though, with the onslaught of AAA titles coming out this month it could be a difficult fight.
Aside from the battle for Number 1, the chart also shows some interesting places. Zumba Fitness managed to outsell Deus Ex: Human revolution and Dead Island, both games which were well received and achieved some impressive sales. Further down X-Men Destiny makes a dissapointing entrance to the chart, being outsold by the likes of World Rugby Challenge 2011 and the now year old Call of Duty: Black Ops.
With Dark Souls coming out on Tuesday, next weeks chart could be an interesting one to watch. Check back here at TGF for a weekly look at the UK charts!