FIFA 11 has third largest debut on UK charts, rushes top spot

Like a bowl of comforting chicken soup, FIFA 11 premiered at the top of the UK all formats chart. According to Chart-Track, the game had the third-largest debut in UK chart history, unseating previous bronze holder FIFA 10's first week by 21 percent in unit sales and 36 percent in revenue. Chart-Track also states that the top two premieres belong to CoD: Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV.

We followed up with Chart-Track because this information doesn't exactly jive with details it provided a couple weeks back. At the time, FIFA 10 wasn't even mentioned in the top three and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was in the third spot. Turns out there are two charts the company is tracking, one that's "individual formats" and the other is "combined formats." We've placed both after the break for clarification.

Surprise winner last week, F1 2010, lost its pole position and slipped into second. Dead Rising 2 maintained its third place with the help of a chainsaw paddle, while Halo: Reach began its slow fall down the charts, slipping two spots to fourth. Moving up a spot and rounding out the top five is Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, showing the rhythm genre has life in the UK beyond Just Dance (#12). Check out the UK's top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending October 2:
  1. FIFA 11
  2. F1 2010
  3. Dead Rising 2
  4. Halo: Reach
  5. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  7. Sports Champions
  8. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  9. Toy Story 3
  10. Civilization 5

Individual format top five:
  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
  4. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
  5. Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
Combined format top five:
  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  2. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360, PS3)
  3. FIFA 11 (360/PS3/WII/PS2/PSP/PC)
  4. FIFA 10 (360/PS3/WII/PS2/PSP/PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.