Posted November 6, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

Assassin’s Creed III Ends EA’s Stranglehold On The UK Sales Charts

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Assassin’s Creed III was the best-selling title in the UK last week, officially bringing an end to Electronic Arts’ five week stranglehold on the top of the charts with FIFA 13 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

In addition to toppling EA’s games, Ubisoft’s take on the Revolutionary War was also the second biggest video game launch in the UK this year (behind FIFA 13) and is the best-selling UK launch for the Assassin’s Creed franchise (which includes four other titles; Assassin’s Creed, AC II, Brotherhood, and Revelations). GFK Chart-Track also reported that Assassin’s Creed III doubled the number of units that Assassin’s Creed 2 pushed during its launch week, and 117K more than Revelations pulled in last year.

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation didn’t sell anywhere near as well, debuting in 14th place on the all-formats chart and in 17th on the individual-formats chart.

FIFA 13‘s total sales in the all-formats UK top 20 chart placed it in 2nd place, however, the individual-formats chart shows that the title slipped from 3rd (Xbox 360 version) to 5th place behind Football Manager 2013 (PC) and WWE’13 (Xbox 360). Medal of Honor: Warfighter sales declined from its best-seller status in the prior week to 6th place last week.

The UK Top 20 Software All-Formats Chart for the week ending November 3, 2012 is as follows:

1. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
2. FIFA 13 (EA)
3. WWE ’13 (THQ)
4. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
5. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
6. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (EA)
7. Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
8. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
9. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
10. Dishonored (Bethesda)
11. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo)
12. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (Mind Candy/Activision)
13. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)
14. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (Ubisoft)
15. Pokémon Black 2 (Nintendo)
16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
17. F1 2012 (Codemasters)
18. Doom 3: BFG Edition (Bethesda)
19. Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
20. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)

Source: MCV

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.