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Posted October 1, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News
 
 

FIFA 13 Tops UK Charts During Its Debut Week, PS3 Sales Up 138%

fifa 13 box copy
fifa 13 box copy

Electronic Arts sold over one million copies of FIFA 13 in the UK during the game’s debut week, easily surpassing Borderlands 2 to become the best-selling title in the UK Top 20 charts for the week ending September 29th.

According to GfK Chart-Track, FIFA 13 is only the fourth title to sell over one million copies at retail during its first week. Not surprisingly, the other three million plus sellers all belong to the Call of Duty family; Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, and Modern Warfare 3.

EA’s success drove the UK unit sales up 196% week-over-week, which resulted in a 282% increase in revenue. According to the report, FIFA 13 brought in 80% of total revenue for the week. Year-over-year the total UK market claimed 11% in terms of unit sales, and 18% in revenue.

Sony also found success with the release of the new PS3 Super Slim, despite the decision not to drop the console’s price point. For the week total PlayStation 3 sales rose 138%, with the redesigned 500 GB console (which was only on sale for two days during the reporting period  accounting for 37% of all PS3s sold.

Exact hardware sales numbers were not reported for either the UK or Europe, however, SCE revealed that the PlayStation 3 has now hit 4 million units sold LTD in France.

The UK Top 20 Software All-Formats Chart for the week ending September 29, 2012 is as follows:

1. FIFA 13 (EA)
2. Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
3. F1 2012 (Codemasters)
4. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (Activision)
5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (Konami)
6. Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix)
7. Rocksmith (Ubisoft)
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
9. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
10. New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
11. Dead or Alive 5 (Tecmo
12. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
13. LittleBigPlanet Vita (Sony)
14. Dead Island GOTY Edition (Koch)
15. Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
16. Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision)
17. Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition (Sony)
18. London 2012 The Official Video Game (Sega)
19. Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
20. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai)

Source: MCV, (2), (3)


Justin Alderman

 
A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.