UK Top 40: Skyrim dethrones Modern Warfare 3

Sales soar 145 per cent after price cuts.

Bethesda behemoth The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim has knocked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 off of the UK all-format chart top spot.

Skyrim sales rose 145 per cent, levelling the RPG up the chart from fifth last week to first.

The price of Skyrim dropped by an average of 13 compared to last week.

The games launched head-to-head, five weeks ago. Modern Warfare 3 has held first place in the chart ever since.

Ubisoft song-fest Just Dance 3 rose for the fourth week running into third place, no doubt helped by the launch of the game's PlayStation 3 version.

FIFA 12 and Assassin's Creed: Revelations made up the rest of the top five.

Battlefield 3 was sixth, ahead of the new Professor Layton game Spectre's Call, which held seventh for the third week running.

Saint's Row: The Third, Uncharted 3 and Mario Kart 7 also managed top ten finishes.

Just below, Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympics remained eleventh despite sales rising 16 per cent.

And Rayman: Origins entered the chart for the first time in 39th, three weeks after launch.

The full chart lies below.

Skyrim in Japanese.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 5 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
3 4 Just Dance 3 Wii, Xbox 360
4 2 FIFA 12 PS3, Xbox 360
5 3 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC, PS3, Xbox 360
6 9 Battlefield 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
7 7 Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call DS
8 6 Saints Row: The Third PC, PS3, Xbox 360
9 16 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3
10 8 Mario Kart 7 3DS
11 11 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
12 10 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
13 12 Need for Speed: The Run PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
14 18 Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360
15 15 Batman: Arkham City PS3, Xbox 360
16 19 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
17 20 Zumba Fitness Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
18 17 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
19 21 Michael Jackson: The Experience DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
20 30 Abba: You Can Dance Wii
21 25 Sonic Generations PS3, Xbox 360
22 23 Mario Kart Wii Wii
23 14 WWE '12 PS3, Xbox 360
24 34 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii
25 26 Kinect Sports Xbox 360
26 13 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS
27 22 Football Manager 2012 PC
28 Re-entry GoldenEye: Reloaded PS3, Xbox 360
29 27 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii
30 37 Kinect Sports: Season 2 Xbox 360
31 24 Rage PC, PS3, Xbox 360
32 29 Cars 2 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
33 31 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
34 33 Dance Central Xbox 360
35 28 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Xbox 360
36 Re-entry F1 2011 PS3
37 Re-entry Wii Party Wii
38 40 Gears of War 3 Xbox 360
39 New entry Rayman Origins PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
40 32 Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn 3DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

UKIE Games Charts compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

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