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UK charts: Vita takes one and two with Uncharted and FIFA

Monday, 27th February 2012 09:18 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Uncharted: Golden Abyss has overtaken UFC Undisputed 3 as number one in the UK charts, signaling a strong start for PlayStation Vita in the UK.

79% of all Vita hardware sales during launch week came from the WiFi version.

The Vita version of FIFA also entered as a new entry at two, while Rayman Origins gets a 197% boost as a Vita launch title to re-enter at five.

Sales of both Uncharted and FIFA Football accounted for half of game sales in the UK last week, with Uncharted taking 31% of week one Vita sales and FIFA gaining 18%.

Other Vita launch titles include Wipeout 2048, just missing the top ten at 11, F1 2011 at 22, Virtua Tennis 4 at 30 and Everybody’s Golf at 32

In other chart-related news, the EA Partners-Starbreeze shooter reboot of Syndicate enters the listing at seven. Outside of the top ten, Mistwalker RPG The Last Story begins life at 15, while Nagoshi third-person shooter Binary Domain enters at 35.

Top ten for the week ending February 25 is below. Last week’s data is here.

  1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  2. FIFA Football
  3. UFC Undisputed 3
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Rayman Origins
  6. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics
  7. Syndicate
  8. Modern Warfare 3
  9. Battlefield 3
  10. Final Fantasy XIII-2

ShopTo‘s gone live with the top 20 Vita games for launch, with Uncharted, FIFA, Wipeout 2048, Rayman Origins and Ridge Racer consisting of its top five.

Get the top ten below.

  1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  2. FIFA Football
  3. Wipeout 2048
  4. Rayman Origins
  5. Ridge Racer
  6. Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
  7. Everybody’s Golf
  8. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  9. Little Deviants
  10. F1 2011

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15 Comments

  1. Dannybuoy

    Well colour me surprised. Good start for the Vita I’d say. Can only be a good thing.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I’m really pleased. Very positive. I hope the hardware figures are good.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. typeface

    I’m actually curious as to how the singles chart looks. As per UKIE figures Uncharted accounts for 31% and Fifa accounts for 18% of the attach rates. They said Wipeout was third on the Vita charts (11 on the combined) and that Rayman Origins got a boost of 197% thanks to the Vita launch (4 on the Vita charts). Oh and 3G to Wifi ratio is 21-79 (Some wipeout sales will definitely be attributed to that cause of the freebie thing (people who buy a 3G would be aware since it’s there on the box)).

    Last Story was 16th and Binary Domain pretty much bombed at 35 in the combined charts (shame the game is actually not bad at all). Doesn’t seem like supply constraints for either. Mario Kart 7 is at 40.

    UFC pretty much dropped to 15-20kish approx so hope those vita numbers are decent else UK retail (online or not) is pretty screwed. If the number 3 game is at such low numbers it’s not really looking good at all for the rest.

    Note: As it stands a few retailers have decided to give up on the heavy pricewars and the whole dropping in price bit will probably die after a few years (unless development costs go down) because you can’t sustain companies by selling below cost price in week 2/3. It’s looking pretty unstable at the moment thanks to pricewars. What we enjoy in terms of pricecut isn’t going to last too long. Notice that only Amazon and Play were really doing the pricewars for Vita, the rest didn’t really budge much – that’s definitely a sign that retailers will select what they’d wage pricing wars on.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Just been told Vita’s sales figures for the UK. Strong. I can’t publish them because they’re owned by Chart-track, but it’s good.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    Digital Sales for Vita aren’t counted. Looking at the PS Vita store and the amount ratings for certain games (Rayman being one (and not everyone who buys rates)), it seems to me the charts would be different still of these sales where counted.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Rayman has 186 ratings. Uncharted has 101.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Fuck the establishment, Pat. Publish the figures!

    :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Gama_888

    @4, give us a little hint??

    Let me guess 600k and tell me if im even warm? :)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    It’s comparable to 3DS. Be interesting to see what Sony announces, because the Chart-track figure and the figure Nintendo finally announced for 3DS was very different.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Kaufer

    #9
    So Pat, its about 100K which is comparable to 3DS but lower than 185K which is the launch sales for PSP? :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Goffee

    Doesn’t matter about the week one figures. It was about three-to-six months after the PSP’s launch that Sony seemed to lose interest completely and focus on PS3.

    With PS4 lurking somewhere in the future, Sony needs to make sure it keeps up a constant supply of Uncharted-quality titles and ensure third parties maintain an interest (prays the anti-piracy system holds up)… oh and Monster Hunter.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. The_Red

    Hell yeah. Finally some well deserved good news for Vita. Hopefully it can does as well in US and rest of the world. It’s the best new hardware (including any console, peripheral and handheld) to debut since original DS.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. The_Red

    Also, go Rayman.
    The Rayman Origins should have been a mega hit instead of a forget gem release around the Modern Warfare 3 month.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. FeaturePreacher

    I hope eventually Sony shows some digital sales numbers. Been loving Ninja Gaiden Sigma ever since the 22nd.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. BarryConvex

    Garrett – any thoughts on this article? It says the exact opposite of what you’re saying about Vita sales, even though it claims to be citing the same numbers you have access to.

    http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/PlayStation+Vita/news.asp?c=38346

    #15 2 years ago

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