FIFA 12 finishes year atop UK charts, Old Republic slides way down

Chart-Track's UK sales chart for the week ending December 31, 2011, is up, showing the family-friendly footie time (don't go to a dark place, don't go to a dark place!) of FIFA closing out the year as champion. Nearly every game in the top eight held its position from the Christmas Eve list, except for Battlefield 3, which twirled Just Dance 3 around to take its spot in third.

Chart-Track notes this is the second year in a row that the FIFA franchise has held the top spot during the final week. It's also the fourth time FIFA 12 has scored a first place finish, tying with FIFA 10 and FIFA 11's glory days.

Star Wars: The Old Republic takes one of the largest dips we've seen on the charts, going from tenth place during launch week to 38. This would certainly be a time to call in the Ewoks for reinforcements, if it weren't for Old Republic being a PC game. It's reasonable to guess many sales are occurring through EA's Origin digital distribution network.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending December 31:
  1. FIFA 12
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Battlefield 3
  4. Just Dance 3
  5. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  6. Saints Row: The Third
  7. Need for Speed: The Run
  8. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Forza Motorsport 4

This article was originally published on Joystiq.