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UK Games Charts | 17th March 2012

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Jonathan Lester
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UK Games Charts | 17th March 2012

EA must be pretty chuffed with themselves right about now. The UK chart is dominated by their titles, with the newly-released FIFA Street managing to dribble and trick its way above Mass Effect 3 for the top spot. Colour us surprised, but with the furore surrounding BioWare's controversial ending, we wouldn't be surprised if a few potential buyers are holding off. Just to cement EA's victory, the critically-acclaimed SSX and FIFA 12 have secured 3rd and 4th place respectively.

Elsewhere, the same old faces are jostling for market position, and there's nothing particularly new to report save id Software's RAGE making a surprise recurrence. However, it's much more interesting to note that GAME aren't stocking four of the top five titles, which is a worrying suggestion that the retailer may not be as important to UK retail as many currently believe.

As always, we've got the full chart below, and a FIFA Street review in the pipeline.

All Format Top Ten – Week Ending 17th March 2012 (previous chart position in parentheses)

  1. FIFA Street (new)
  2. Mass Effect 3 (1)
  3. SSX (2)
  4. FIFA 12 (4)
  5. Mario Party 9 (5)
  6. Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympics (7)
  7. RAGE (20)
  8. Zumba Fitness (10)
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (9)
  10. Modern Warfare 3 (8)

Click here for the full Top 40.

Add a comment11 comments
DivideByZero  Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:23

What are these sales figures from? Does it include online only stuff? For example, where did Journey come?

While Journey will never compete with FIFA or SSX, I can't help but wonder how well it did, given the 3 tile launch it received on the PS3.

jk12324  Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:37

"However, it's much more interesting to note that GAME aren't stocking any of the top five titles, which is a worrying suggestion that the retailer may not be as important to UK retail as many currently believe."

There's something fundamentally wrong with this speculation but I can't put my finger on it.

Last edited by jk12324, Mar. 19, 2012 at 13:01
hurrakan  Mar. 19, 2012 at 12:58

What are these sales figures from?

I believe the most official stats. for the UK are from Chart-Track:

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/

I assume that's where Dealspwn gets them from.

MattGardner  Mar. 19, 2012 at 13:01

I assume that's where Dealspwn gets them from.


Correct. There should be a source link in there. Updating now.

DivideByZero  Mar. 19, 2012 at 13:15

So, we don't know how well the very lovely Journey is doing in the scheme of things?

Last edited by DivideByZero, Mar. 19, 2012 at 13:16
hurrakan  Mar. 19, 2012 at 13:33

So, we don't know how well the very lovely Journey is doing in the scheme of things?


I guess Chart-Track don't have stats. for PSN.

Last edited by hurrakan, Mar. 19, 2012 at 13:37
DivideByZero  Mar. 19, 2012 at 14:10

I had a look and I can't see it... though I have to admit that was the first time i have ever been on that site and it is not very user friendly.

stevenjameshyde  Mar. 19, 2012 at 14:35

"However, it's much more interesting to note that GAME aren't stocking any of the top five titles, which is a worrying suggestion that the retailer may not be as important to UK retail as many currently believe."

There's something fundamentally wrong with this speculation but I can't put my finger on it.


Is it the fact that they are stocking both FIFA 12 and SSX?

JonLester  Mar. 19, 2012 at 14:49

"However, it's much more interesting to note that GAME aren't stocking any of the top five titles, which is a worrying suggestion that the retailer may not be as important to UK retail as many currently believe."

There's something fundamentally wrong with this speculation but I can't put my finger on it.


Is it the fact that they are stocking both FIFA 12 and SSX?


Erm, whoops, it's exactly that. I noticed the FIFA 12 error and corrected it, though they don't appear to have SSX in stock at the moment. Thanks for the heads-up, guys.

Last edited by JonLester, Mar. 19, 2012 at 14:50
DivideByZero  Mar. 19, 2012 at 14:50

SSX was supposedly the last EA game that GAME were going to be stocking.

FIFA 12 has been out ages so they will be selling off old copies.

MattGardner  Mar. 19, 2012 at 15:37

So, we don't know how well the very lovely Journey is doing in the scheme of things?


I guess Chart-Track don't have stats. for PSN.


PSN stats tend to be announced mid-week.

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