SSX returns after an extended hiatus and goes straight up the leaderboards to take the first place finish in its debut week. According to Chart-Track, there hasn't been a new SSX installment in about five year and the latest is the first time the franchise has every premiered in the top spot. The closest it ever got before was SSX 3 back in 2003, and even then it had half the sales.

EA also holds the second place spot with FIFA 12, as the prior week's Vita launch titles begin sliding down the charts. Mario Party 9 debuted in third, but due to not being stocked by retailer Game over the company's current financial condition, it would have likely done better. Check out the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending March 3:
  1. SSX
  2. FIFA 12
  3. Mario Party 9
  4. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  5. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  6. UFC Undisbuted
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  8. FIFA Football
  9. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  10. Battlefield 3

This article was originally published on Joystiq.