Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is new king of UK sales charts

It's debatable whether or not the server crashing this past week was a symptom of Battlefield: Bad Company 2's success. What isn't debatable is the game's explosive debut on the UK's Chart-Track all-formats chart. The multiplayer-centric shooter, which we've been thoroughly enjoying, outsold the original Bad Company's launch week numbers almost 3 to 1. According to Chart-Track, BC2 is the "best ever launch for any game released this early in the year." Interestingly, 53 percent of BC2 sales went to the Xbox 360 version, followed by 31 percent and 16 percent of sales for the PS3 and PC, respectively. (The game also topped the three, individual platform charts.)

Of course, lurking in the corner was Just Dance. The game will not go away and continues to stay in the top three week after week after week. Last week's top game, Heavy Rain, slipped down to fourth and the battle of Aliens vs. Predator held onto third. Check out the complete top ten after the break.

SourceBattlefield: Bad Company 2 is a born leader [GFK Chart-Track]
Source – Latest UK Software Charts [GFK Chart-Track]
Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending March 6:

  1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  2. Just Dance
  3. Aliens vs Predator
  4. Heavy Rain
  5. Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing
  6. Wii Fit Plus
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  8. Wii Sports Resort
  9. FIFA 10
  10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

This article was originally published on Joystiq.