A double-whammy of Assassin’s Creed

This week’s UK chart bears very good news for Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed III has performed exceptionally well, arriving at #1. Not only has it sold more than double the number of copies that Assassin’s Creed II did at launch, but it has also beaten Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – the previous fastest selling game in the series – by over 117,000 units.

Assassin’s Creed: Liberation for PS Vita has done rather well too, entering at #14 and becoming the third biggest launch for the handheld, behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football.

WWE 13 enters at #3, which is bound to please the cash-strapped THQ, Football Manager 2013 at #4 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted at #5. Most Wanted sold 17,000 more copies than last year’s Need for Speed: The Run did during its launch.

That’s it for new releases in the top 40 this week, but over in the single-format charts Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition makes #17 in the PlayStation 3 chart and #32 in the Xbox 360 chart, while Silent Hill: Book of Memories enters the PS Vita top ten at #9.

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