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UK chart: Wii U exclusives absent from top 40 for third week running

FIFA 13 back on top, snore.

The first UK games chart of 2013 shows another week of no Wii U-exclusive titles in the top 40.

It's the third week in a row this has happened. The last time a Wii U-only game was spotted in the top 40 was the week ending 15th December, when Nintendo Land was 39th.

A week earlier, Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U were 26th and 35th respectively. A week before that, when the Wii U launched, Nintendo Land was 11th and New Super Mario Bros. U 14th. The brilliant ZombiU made its only top 40 appearance at 17th back then.

But there are Wii U versions of best-selling games, although there, sales are underwhelming. Just one per cent of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 copies sold this week were on Wii U, and Chart-Track bizarrely claimed that zero per cent of Just Dance 4 sales were on Wii U. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing on Wii U fared better, taking nine per cent of the multi-platform game's sales.

So what was in the chart this week? After 15 weeks on the chart, FIFA 13 clambered back on top. Far Cry 3, last week's number one, was second. Black Ops 2 was third, Hitman: Absolution fourth and Need for Speed: Most Wanted fifth.

Halo 4, Just Dance 4, Forza Horizon, Lego Lord of the Rings and Skyrim rounded out the rest of the top 10.

The full top 40 lies below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 2 FIFA 13 PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
2 1 Far Cry 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
4 4 Hitman: Absolution PC, PS3, Xbox 360
5 5 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PC, PS3, Xbox 360
6 7 Halo 4 Xbox 360
7 6 Just Dance 4 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
8 10 Forza Horizon Xbox 360
9 9 Lego Lord of the Rings 3DS, DS, PS3, Xbox 360
10 12 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
11 8 Assassin's Creed 3 PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
12 16 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360
13 13 Football Manager 2013 PC
14 11 WWE 13 PS3, Xbox 360
15 14 Dishonored PC, PS3, Xbox 360
16 15 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC, PS3, Xbox 360
17 17 Skylanders Giants PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
18 20 Forza 4 Xbox 360
19 19 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
20 18 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
21 23 Resident Evil 6 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
22 21 Borderlands 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
23 26 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS, Wii
24 30 Doom 3: BFG Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
25 Re-entry Batman: Arkham City - GOTY Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
26 25 Mario Kart 7 3DS
27 24 Dead Island: GOTY Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
28 22 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
29 27 Sleeping Dogs PC, PS3, Xbox 360
30 32 Sonic Generations 3DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
31 29 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
32 35 Grand Theft Auto Episdodes - Liberty City PC, PS3, Xbox 360
33 28 Moshi Nonsters: Moshlings Theme Park 3DS, DS
34 35 Grand Theft Auto 4 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
35 34 Angry Birds Trilogy 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
36 33 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse PS3, Xbox 360
37 31 F1 2012 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
38 Re-entry PES 2013 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
39 Re-entry Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition PS3
40 Re-entry Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Sales cleverly counted and turned into a lovely chart by the appropriately named GfK Chart-Track.

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