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UK charts: Battlefield 3 storms to number 1

Monday, 31 October 2011 10:09 GMT By Stace Harman

Batman toppled from his perch at the top of the charts by the blockbuster shooter from DICE.

Last week, Warner Bros. and Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City claimed the no. 1 spot and became one of the biggest launches of 2011, but the bat has been dethroned by Battlefield 3 which takes over at the top of the UK charts.

Elsewhere, the majority of titles in the top 10 have simply each moved down a spot to accommodate Battlefield 3 squeezing in at the top, although Pro Evo 2012 has dropped out of the top 10 to number 11 and evergreen title Zumba Fitness has moved up a place to number 8. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure has jumped from 11 to 9.

Last week’s data is here. The full UK top 10 for the week ending October 29 looks like this:

1 – Battlefield 3
2 – Batman: Arkham City
3 – FIFA 12
4 – Football Manager 2012
5 – Just Dance 3
6 – Forza Motorsport 4
7 – The Sims 3: Pets
8 – Zumba Fitness
9 – Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
10 – Rage

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23 Comments

  1. aseddon130

    Just keeping the throne warm for Modern Warfare 3 next week …

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Colin Gallacher

    @1 Exactly what I was thinking. I’d love to see Uncharted 3 up there…but that’s never going to happen :(

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Fin

    Any numbers on BF3?

    Holy shit, from EG:
    “It sold more copies in week one than all seventeen previous Battlefield games combined “

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lounds

    Uncharted will be top this week, week after will be cod, you guys have your dates mixed up.

    I think anyone who buys MW3 for mp is a noob based on the new weapon levelling system, seriously COD had no skill at all now.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Colin Gallacher

    @4 You really think Uncharted 3…a Playstation 3 exclusive will outsell Battlefield 3 on all platforms next week?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    @Lounds,Spoken like someone who always gets ass-raped on CoD ;)

    @Colin, I think Uncharted will be Top 5, but your right, i can’t see it beating a heavy hitting multiformat title like BF3.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Modern Warfare won’t qualify for next week’s charts, it launches a week tomorrow and the charts come out on Monday.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Colin Gallacher

    @6 Exactly the point I was hinting at :D

    I guess EA’s throwing money at marketing the game worked. Though I’m sure we’ll see how well it actually worked in about a month.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DSB

    @Fin The older Battlefields didn’t sell very well by todays standards, so that’s not surprising.

    However BF2 sold around 2 million copies and BC2 sold around 10 according to some, so the notion that it sold more than all seventeen “combined” is easily debunked.

    BF3 is a great game though. No wonder it’s selling like hotcakes.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. GwynbleiddiuM

    <– This loyal Steam customer will wait until he gets BF3 on his account, WITHOUT the Origin implemented INIT, I will wait as long as I have to EA, and you can stick it.. .

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Fin

    @9

    It was probably all first-week sales of the previous games combined.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. StolenGlory

    @9

    Really enjoying BF3 myself as well and it’s encouraging to see folks such as yourself who were sat on the fence to a degree, enjoying it too and to the end, I believe the sales are justified.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    @12 I do get suckered into fanboy arguments quite easily, but for me it’s always about the game.

    BF3 is three times the game that Boring Company 2 ever was in my opinion. I knew it wasn’t going to suck, but I’m very impressed by how much it’s improved.

    And while it might piss off a lot of the fanboys, I think it’s because of how much DICE have taken from the way CoD does things. They haven’t made a clone, but they’ve taken a lot of things from Infinity Ward and added their tech to it, and it’s just all the better for it.

    Although I wish they would’ve left the fucking quicktime events well alone for the singleplayer.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. John117

    @13 I guess DICE wanted to let the player have some control in what would otherwise be a short cutscene. I for one didnt mind it at all, though it was a bit annoying when you would misspress a button and have to reload the scene just to press the right one..

    #14 3 years ago
  15. StolenGlory

    @13

    Aside from the QT events, what did you think of the Single-Player?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DSB

    @14 Obviously that’s the point of QT scenes, but they didn’t exactly go out of their way to make them interesting. The buttons you’re pressing have no bearing on what you’re actually doing.

    Press Right-Mouse Button to smack this guy, bend him over, and throw him out the window. One button for a long sequence of events. That just leaves me feeling a bit numb. What’s the point?

    @15 I’m not very far into it. I just got forced into buying it yesterday by my brother (I was gonna wait for the Steam release).

    I’ve only gotten to the aircraft carrier, but so far I’d say it’s pretty great. There are a few problems with the scripting though. I’m playing it on the highest difficulty, and during the earthquake level, I kept getting taken out by a guy with an RPG whenever I went for the light machinegun on the bridge.

    That sucked pretty bad, because it was completely random, but it killed me instantly with no warning, and no way to avoid it, until I finally managed to throw myself back to avoid the blast. None of the AI got hit, so that was pretty illogical. I had some of the same problems in BC2, some of the scripting wasn’t done right.

    I really like the feel of the weapons and the reactions of the people getting shot though, it looks horrifyingly good. I’d recommend setting any assault rifle to semi-auto for a more realistic feel. Loving it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. StolenGlory

    @15

    I know where you’re coming from with the scripting – I had a few funnies pop up in that way too. One amusing bug I had was that I had to creep up on somebody and knife them, triggering a scripted animation. However, I creeped a little *too* close and just died instantly without the guy even doing anything to me. I had to laugh :)

    Ditto on playing it on the highest difficulty; I think it really makes the experience worthwhile and really, enjoyably tense as well; forcing you to make the most out of using prone, getting the best cover and leaning out, taking potshots and snapping back into position.

    But yeah, they really have created a tremendously atmospheric experience here which although scripted to the nines in places, delivers a campaign that isn’t short on bombast but resists the temptation to ascend to CoD SP levels of Michael Bay inspired absurdity.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DSB

    @17 I also don’t get the fact that some encounters are pretty “open” in terms of letting you attack however you want, but if you stray too far to one side, it flashes a big red timer and “Leaving the Mission Area”. Come on now. Why the hell didn’t you put an obstacle there instead? Why invite people to explore, only to slap them in the face when they do?

    That’s all details though, and nothing compared to Black Ops which I recently managed to fight my way through in singleplayer. Pretty terrible game, but actually one of the best stories I’ve seen in CoD.

    I really like the acting in BF3 that I’ve seen so far (especially the fact that they’re using real actors ingame instead of just voicing models) and it does seem to be a lot better written than CoD, but I never had anything against the Michael Bay inspired absurdities though. I don’t know any games like the Modern Warfares that’ll let you do so much in such a short time. It’s a cheap thrill rollercoaster, and I personally like those :P

    #18 3 years ago
  19. StolenGlory

    @18

    Oh shit, don’t get me wrong – I do love those sorts of Hollywood-style blow out affairs that the CoD games can be relied to supply me with.

    It’s just nice every so often to play something (like MoH’s SP to a limited extent) that is a little bit more low-key in it’s pursuit of trying to be more ‘authentic’.

    If you get what I mean?

    Without a doubt though, there is a place for both though in my gaming diet :)

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DSB

    That’s exactly what I like about it so far. It takes the stuff that CoD does well and adds its own touches to it.

    That’s also what makes me think that CoD is going to have a very hard time competing with it, unless they fundamentally rethink those games. For me CoD was the best not neccesarily because it was the most superior game known to man, but because no one else did anything that could match it.

    Now DICE has learnt how, and that’s a serious challenge, because I don’t see how CoD can match it without a makeover. A lot of the people I play CoD with are saying the same thing. They weren’t affected by BC2, but this is something entirely different.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. M. K.

    When I saw how cheap it is in UK (34 pound), I ordered it together with Saints Row, Modern Warfare and Skyrim. Now I just have to wait.

    And yes, I saved 20€ by buying it in UK :F

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Lounds

    @OrbitMonkey

    Get MW2 on PC and I will ass woop you.

    If you’re getting MW3 then you are a noob as that game’s weapon leveling system is tarded and anyone who calls them self a gamer and plays competitivly should not buy MW3 unless theres a way to play on servers without that stupid weapon system.

    Battlefield 3 is going to sell well no doubt, but I hear a lot of people aren’t going to buy it next week as they will wait for COD… FACT.

    Uncharted 3 is out tomorrow and shit hot dam it will sell.

    It will be close I call UC3*1 and Bf3*2

    I pre-orded bf3 so im contribuited to it’s high sales.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. M. K.

    @22: Didn’t read such a dumb comment for a long time and I read a lot of Erths comments :P

    #23 3 years ago

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    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]