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1-0: FIFA Street beats Mass Effect 3 in UK chart fixture

Monday, 19th March 2012 09:37 GMT By Alex Donaldson

The top of the UK chart has changed titles but not publisher, as Mass Effect 3 is knocked off the top spot by FIFA Street, another EA release.

It’s an especially good week for EA as they nab the top four numbers in the All Formats chart for full-price software. FIFA Street is backed up by Mass Effect 3 in second, SSX in third and regular old FIFA 12 in fourth.

Mario Party 9 held strong at number five, while 2011 releases including RAGE, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, RAGE, Zumba Fitness, Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Modern Warfare 3 round out the top ten.

The chart is also notable as troubled specialist GAME isn’t stocking any of the top five titles.

Capcom’s new fighter Street Fighter X Tekken slips to number eleven, while Twisted Metal makes its UK chart debut at number twelve. Last week’s data can be found here.

  • 1 – FIFA Street
  • 2 – Mass Effect 3
  • 3 – SSX
  • 4 – FIFA 12
  • 5 – Mario Party 9
  • 6 – Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics
  • 7 – RAGE
  • 8 – Zumba Fitness
  • 9 – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • 10 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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7 Comments

  1. The_Red

    WTF is RAGE doing there? I’m not commenting on its quality but the fact that it somehow feels rather strange compared to others. First 4 are high profile new releases (FIFA 12 not so much but it’s a football game in UK). 5 and 6 are Mario mini-game collections and 8th is a super popular (And insanely crappy) fitness game. The last two are mega hits from last year that always stay inside the top 10 for months.

    Why on earth is Rage there? Skyrim, SF x Tekken, Twisted Metal and many others would have made much more sense (Unless there was a massive price drop for RAGE).

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Alex Donaldson

    @1 It’s one of the few games GAME seems to have loads of for some reason, and is £12.99 in their stores.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @2 Thanks for the info. Makes sense. If I’m not mistaken, same thing happened not long ago when Rayman Origins received a big price cut. Plus this one has the GAME factor.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    @1 I rather feel more uncomfortable about Zumba Fitness being STILL in the chart.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. aseddon130

    Many supermarkets and game stores still sit on a ton of RAGE and it’s only £10-12 … thats your reason why.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    @4
    I feel you but decided to make my peace with that game. Movie business has Twilight films staying on top of the charts for months and we have Zumbas though at least Twilight “can” be considered a film, albeit uber terrible. I haven’t seen the new Kinect Zumba 2 but the original that I saw… calling that a video game is like calling Atari 2600 the most advanced video game system ever made.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    Wait a minute. I just checked the individual platform charts:

    360:
    1. FIFA Street – EA
    2. Mass Effect 3 – EA
    3. SSX – EA
    4. Forza Motorsport 4 – Microsoft
    5. FIFA 12 – EA
    6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Activision Blizzard
    7. Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft
    8. Zumba Fitness Rush – 505 Games
    9. Street Fighter X Tekken – Capcom
    10. Battlefield 3 – EA

    PS3:
    1. FIFA Street – EA
    2. Mass Effect 3 – EA
    3. Twisted Metal – Sony
    4. SSX – EA
    5. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Sony
    6. FIFA 12 – EA
    7. Street Fighter X Tekken – Capcom
    8. Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft
    9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Activision Blizzard
    10. Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Square Enix

    RAGE is on NEITHER of them. So how can a game that’s not on either of top 10s for PS3 or 360 be in the overall top 10 chart? Since it has no Wii version, this means its PC version has outsold all those other games which seems impossible to me.

    #7 2 years ago

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