FIFA 11 scores UK number one

Third biggest game launch ever.

There are no surprises at the top of the UK All-Formats Top 40 this week as EA Sports' FIFA 11 storms to the summit.

The game even displaces FIFA 10 from number three in the all-time biggest launches list, although Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV remain the first and second biggest, for the record.

According to compilers GfK Chart-Track, FIFA 11's launch was 21 per cent heftier than FIFA 10's last year, and while Xbox 360 remains most punters' format of choice for the game the gap in growth isn't that great - 360 sales are up 26 per cent year on year for the first week, while PS3 sales are up 23 per cent.

Elsewhere it looks like everyone else decided to keep out of FIFA's way, so there are no other new releases to speak of, just a bit of musical chairs among recent launches and the perennial sellers.

That means F1 2010 holds on to number two with sales down nearly half on its launch week, while Dead Rising 2 sticks at number three with a quarter drop in sales.

Halo: Reach slips two places to number four with a 45 per cent drop in sales, but Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock moves up to fifth despite a 13 per cent dip.

Those titles are followed by Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, no doubt buoyed by advertising to coincide with the Ryder Cup; Sports Champions; Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, which continues to benefit from discounting; Toy Story 3 and Civilization V to round off the top 10.

Check out the full chart below to see who else moved and shook.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry FIFA 11 DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
2 1 F1 2010 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 3 Dead Rising 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
4 2 Halo: Reach Xbox 360
5 6 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
6 12 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
7 5 Sports Champions PS3
8 7 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
9 9 Toy Story 3 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
10 4 Civilization V PC
11 8 Mafia II PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 11 Just Dance Wii
13 13 Red Dead: Redemption PS3, Xbox 360
14 15 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days PC, PS3, Xbox 360
15 New entry Assassin's Creed II: Complete Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
16 19 Wii Sports Resort Wii
17 14 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
18 36 Art Academy DS
19 21 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
20 29 Modern Warfare 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 18 New Super Mario Bros. DS
22 30 Sniper: Ghost Warrior PC, Xbox 360
23 17 Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
24 26 Wii Fit Plus Wii
25 20 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
26 23 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
27 27 Grease DS, Wii
28 Re-entry Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
29 25 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
30 Re-entry Forza Motorsport 3 Xbox 360
31 35 UFC Undisputed 2010 PS3, Xbox 360
32 10 Final Fantasy XIV Online PC
33 16 Mass Effect 2 PC, Xbox 360
34 39 Mario Kart Wii Wii
35 32 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
36 38 Dance on Broadway Wii
37 28 Dragon Quest IX DS
38 Re-entry EyePet PS3
39 22 Racket Sports PS3
40 24 Start the Party! PS3

Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, 2008 ELSPA (UK) Ltd.

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