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FIFA 12 first on UK charts, beats GTA 4 debut


FIFA 12, obviously, debuted at the top of the UK charts this past week. The semi-surprise is the latest installment of the footie franchise became the third largest multi-format debut ever, surpassing Grand Theft Auto 4 and sitting comfortably behind Call of Duty's Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2, which hold first and second place, respectively.

According to Chart-Track, FIFA 12 unit sales were up 18 percent from FIFA 11, with revenue up 34 percent. Last year, EA announced that FIFA 11 was its "fastest selling sports game ever." Unless the rest of the world suddenly develops some football aversion, it would appear that FIFA 12 is about to best that record.

Gears of War 3 experienced a 76 percent drop in sales from its mega premiere, but it was still enough to maintain second place. Codemaster's F1 2011 kept the gas on and held its position right behind Gears for a second week.

Debuts that didn't make the top ten last week included Activision Blizzard's slapdash X-Men: Destiny in 18th, and the PS3 version of Child of Eden, which helped the series jump 765 percent and into 29th place. The UK top ten can be found after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending October 1:

  1. FIFA 12
  2. Gears of War 3
  3. F1 2011
  4. Zumba Fitness
  5. Dead Island
  6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  7. Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
  8. Driver: San Francisco
  9. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops

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