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Of course FIFA 13 is biggest thing since FIFA 12 in UK, PS3 'Super Slim' helps hardware


FIFA 13 debuted in the UK last week and the footie franchise dismissed last year's record-setting premiere. According to Chart-Track, FIFA 13 outsold the previous year's installment in units and revenue by 27 and 31 percent, respectively. The game represented 80 percent of all entertainment software sales on the British isles.

Last week saw the biggest sales week in the UK of the year so far, with a 196 percent increase of unit sales in the market and 282 percent in overall revenue.

FIFA 13 wasn't the only major player to come on the field last week, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria got its kung-fu panda on in fourth. Although that may seem like a lowish debut for what's still one of the biggest MMOs in the world, it should be noted that the game was available digitally and therefore wouldn't be tracked.

Finally, on the hardware front, the PS3 'Super Slim' 500 GB sent PS3 sales up 138 percent, with the console representing 37 percent of PS3 sales. Storm on past the break for the UK top ten.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 29:

  1. FIFA 13
  2. Borderlands 2
  3. F1 2012
  4. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
  6. Sleeping Dogs
  7. Rocksmith
  8. Skyrim
  9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  10. New Super Mario Bros. 2

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