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.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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