FIFA World Cup leaves Alan in its wake on UK sales chart

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa fiercely protected its top spot on the UK all-formats weekly sales chart for the third week in a row. Alan Wake saw the light of retail with a second place premiere, and according to Chart-Track, totaled only 1,000 fewer units sold than FIFA. Lost Planet 2, which found itself in third, was 12,000 units behind Wake (an Xbox 360 exclusive), despite being on two platforms and going on sale several days earlier than the typical Friday release in the UK.

Ubisoft's Wii-exclusive Just Dance tripped and stumbled to fourth place, its lowest position in seven weeks. Could this be the beginning of the end for the surefooted sales star? Unlikely -- unless every Wii owner in the region already has it (which isn't out of the realm of possibility at this point).

Finally, EA's Skate 3 ollied into a fifth place debut. The complete UK top 10 can be found after the break.

Source – FIFA Just Holds Off Alan Wake And Lost Planet 2 [GFK Chart-Track]
Source – Latest UK Software Charts [GFK Chart-Track]
Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending May 15:

  1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  2. Alan Wake
  3. Lost Planet 2
  4. Just Dance
  5. Skate 3
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  8. Final Fantasy XIII
  9. Wii Fit Plus
  10. Wii Sports Resort

This article was originally published on Joystiq.