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Old Republic debuts in 10th, FIFA runs up UK charts before Christmas


Chart-Track's UK sales list for the week leading up to Christmas Eve had FIFA 12 rallying, with sales up 34 percent, to score a first place finish. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 moved up one spot replacing Just Dance 3, which despite having a seven percent increase in sales, simply couldn't maintain its position and oscar mike'd into third.

The big premiere of the week was EA's Star Wars: The Old Republic, which debuted in tenth place, having launched on Tuesday the 20th. This is irregular for the UK, since most games launch on Friday. Despite the extra time, the high-profile MMO's launch week didn't beat out Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The saving grace of The Old Republic's lower ranking premiere is Chart-Track doesn't count digitally distributed copies. According to EA, things are going well with its new MMO.

Check out the UK's top ten games for the pre-Christmas week after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending December 24:

  1. FIFA 12
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Just Dance 3
  4. Battlefield 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 & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  10. Star Wars: The Old Republic

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