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UK Top 40: Mass Effect 3 outsells ME1, ME2 launch weeks combined

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Stop the presses! Mass Effect 3 is the UK's new all-formats chart number one.

But exactly how well did it do? Chart-Track doesn't publicly reveal sales figures, but mentioned Mass Effect 3 was comfortably the biggest game launch of the year so far. It has already outsold the previous four number ones (SSX, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, UFC3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning).

BioWare's third entry in its space opera trilogy outsold the launch weeks of Mass Effect 1 and 2 combined, although release dates on separate platforms were previously staggered.

73 per cent of Mass Effect 3's boxed sales were on Xbox 360, although that doesn't count digital downloads on PlayStation 3 or PC.

This all meant that last week's number one, SSX, was shunted into second spot ahead of new entry Street Fighter x Tekken, which landed third.

The Sims 3: Showtime scored sixth place, while PlayStation Vita shooter Unit 13 entered the charts for the first time in fifteenth.

Metal Gear Solid 3D and cinematic deity-filled beat-'em-up Asura's Wrath failed to chart at all, however. Asura's Wrath, like Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter x Tekken and The Sims 3 Showtime, wasn't stocked by GAME.

FIFA 12, Mario Party 9, Mario & Sonic London Olympics, Modern Warfare 3, Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Zumba Fitness also made the chart's top flight.

The full top 40 lies below.

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This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Mass Effect 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 1 SSX PS3, Xbox 360
3 New entry Street Fighter x Tekken PS3, Xbox 360
4 2 FIFA 12 PS3, Xbox 360
5 3 Mario Party 9 Wii
6 New entry The Sims 3: Showtime 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
7 5 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
8 7 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
9 9 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 14 Zumba Fitness Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
11 16 Rayman Origins PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
12 10 Battlefield 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
13 13 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
14 17 Just Dance 3 Wii, Xbox 360
15 New entry Unit 13 Vita
16 4 Uncharted: Golden Abyss Vita
17 6 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3, Xbox 360
18 12 Batman: Arkham City PS3, Xbox 360
19 18 Saints Row: The Third PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 20 Rage PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 15 Final Fantasy 13-2 PS3, Xbox 360
22 19 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3
23 21 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
24 8 FIFA Football Vita
25 26 Zumba Fitness 2 Wii
26 31 Mario Kart 7 3DS
27 24 Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360
28 23 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
29 32 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
30 25 Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection PS3, Xbox 360
31 28 F1 2011 PC, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360
32 29 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS
33 35 The Sims 3 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
34 36 Skate 3 PS3, Xbox 360
35 11 Syndicate PC, PS3, Xbox 360
36 30 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
37 27 Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
38 22 Cars 2 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
39 22 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PC, PS3, Xbox 360
40 Re-entry Mario Kart Wii Wii

UKIE Games Charts compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

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