UK chart: Assassin's Creed 3 top, second biggest launch of the year

Ubisoft's leap of faith rewarded with best sales of the series.

Assassin's Creed 3 has topped the UK charts with the best sales of the series to date. It was the biggest launch in publisher Ubisoft's history and the second biggest launch of any game in the UK this year (behind FIFA 13).

It doubled the launch week sales of Assassin's Creed 2, and beat last year's Revelations by over 117,000 copies.

Wow.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted appeared fifth in the UK all-format charts - it could only manage the week's fourth highest new entry. The Criterion-developed game was beaten by WWE 13 in third and Football Manager 13 in fourth.

FIFA 13 clung onto second, meanwhile.

PlayStation Vita spin-off Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation arrived in 14th place - the third biggest release for the system behind launch titles Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football (counting physical copies at least - Chart-Track does not measure digital sales).

Medal of Honor: Warfighter, last week's number one, fell to sixth. Forza Horizon, Skylanders Giants, Just Dance 4 and Dishonored made up the rest of the top ten.

The full chart lies below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Assassin's Creed 3 PS3, Xbox 360
2 2 FIFA 13 PS3, Xbox 360
3 New entry WWE 13 PS3, Xbox 360
4 New entry Football Manager 2013 PC
5 New entry Need for Speed: Most Wanted PC, PS3, Xbox 360
6 1 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC, PS3, Xbox 360
7 3 Forza Horizon Xbox 360
8 4 Skylanders Giants PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
9 6 Just Dance 4 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
10 5 Dishonored PC, PS3, Xbox 360
11 7 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 3DS
12 8 Moshi Nonsters: Moshlings Theme Park 3DS, DS
13 10 Resident Evil 6 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
14 New entry Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Vita
15 12 Pokémon Black 2 DS
16 13 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
17 15 F1 2012 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
18 9 Doom 3: BFG Edition PS3, PC, Xbox 360
19 11 Borderlands 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 19 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
21 18 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
22 16 Pokémon White 2 DS
23 21 Forza 4 Xbox 360
24 14 007 Legends PS3, Xbox 360
25 17 PES 2013 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
26 22 Sleeping Dogs PC, PS3, Xbox 360
27 20 XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC, PS3, Xbox 360
28 33 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC, PS3, Xbox 360
29 35 Angry Birds Trilogy 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
30 24 Dead Island: GOTY Edition PC, Xbox 360, Xbox 360
31 23 Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition PS3
32 31 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
33 25 Rocksmith PC, PS3, Xbox 360
34 32 Call of Duty: Black Ops PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
35 29 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
36 26 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
37 28 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Wii
38 40 Sonic Generations 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
39 38 Mario Kart 7 PS3
40 37 Kinect Sports Xbox 360

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