Battlefield 3 secures top of UK charts

As expected, Electronic Arts and DICE's Battlefield 3 got the drop on its competitors and came out victorious atop the UK Charts, becoming the tenth biggest (by units) UK All Formats week one seller ever. Chart-Track notes that the game did double the sales of EA's Medal of Honor last year (which DICE also had a hand in), but here's the crazy stat: Battlefield 3's first week sales were greater than those of the last 17 Battlefield (retail) game debuts combined since 2002.

The rest of the top five is a case of making room for Battlefield 3, with Batman: Arkham City justifiably moving down one spot, then FIFA 12 doing the same, and so on. Well, except for Just Dance 3, which maintains its spot in fifth, because it's protected by dark dance magic, provided by the power of the babe.

Premieres this week include Namco Bandai's Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi at 23, also Kinect Sports: Season Two at 18. The original Kinect Sports was "by far the best-selling Kinect game in the UK," according to Chart-Track. Dance Central 2 does a little better in its second week, electric sliding from 40 to 34. Check out the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending October 29:
  1. Battlefield 3
  2. Batman: Arkham City
  3. FIFA 12
  4. Football Manager 2012
  5. Just Dance 3
  6. Forza Motorsport 4
  7. The Sims 3: Pets
  8. Zumba Fitness
  9. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
  10. Rage

This article was originally published on Joystiq.