Fields of glory for EA

Nobody else stood a chance, did they? EA’s Battlefield 3 marches to the top of the chart, with the Xbox 360 version proving to be the most popular of all. Chart-Track tells us that day one sales are higher than the day one sales for the previous 17 Battlefield games combined. 17!

Batman: Arkham City drops to #2, FIFA 12 at #3, Football Manger 2012 at #4 and Just Dance 3 at #5. Activision’s purple dragon makes an appearance in the top 10 – Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is up from #11 to #9.

Kinect Sports: Season Two is the next highest new entry after Battlefield 3. It’s in at #18. That’s followed by Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi at #23. With the movie now out, and apparently pretty good, TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn has managed to make an appearance at #35.

A few games have seen significant drops this week. Dark Souls is close to leaving the chart already, down from #18 to #40. For such a ‘hardcore’ game though it has had a bloody good run. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record falls from #20 to #36 while the two week old Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One drops from #24 to #37.

Disney Universe fails to make the top #40 but it does quite well in the Wii chart arriving at #10. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners haven’t taken to it in quite the same way, arriving at #28 and #34.

Lastly, there’s a bit of action going on in the PSP chart with four new entries. Football Manager 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 12 make #1 and #3 respectively while at #6 and #9 there are two RPGs that Ghostlight have slipped out – Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 IS CE and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. With presumably low print runs, these two will no doubt be very hard to find in future.