UK launches PC download charts, see March’s biggest sellers here

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:11 GMT By Dave Cook

UK trade association Ukie has today launched its official PC download chart, which lists the best-selling digitally downloaded games each month, as well as mixing digital and boxed sales into the same list to see how they compare. The first chart for March is past the link.

MCV reports that the new chart calls on publishers and developers to supply digital sale figures, while Gfk-Chart Track’s UK top 40 is compiled by retailer sales figures.

Here is the first Ukie PC download chart for March 2013:

March 2013: PC boxed & digital game sales combined (Units)

1. SimCity (Electronic Arts)
2. BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
3. The Sims 3: University Life (Electronic Arts)
4. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Activision Blizzard)
5. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
6. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
7. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
8. The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts)
9. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
10. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

March2013: PC digital game sales (Units)

1. BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
2. SimCity (Electronic Arts)
3. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
4. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
5. The Sims 3: University Life (Electronic Arts)
6. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
7. Hitman Absolution (Square Enix)
8. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
9. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
10. Trials Evolution Gold (Ubisoft)

March 2013: PC boxed sales (Units)

1. SimCity (Electronic Arts)
2. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Activision Blizzard)
3. The Sims 3: University Life (Electronic Arts)
4. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
5. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
6. The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts)
7. BioShock Infinite (Take 2)
8. The Sims 3: Seasons (Electronic Arts)
9. Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft Europe)
10. Crysis 3 (Electronic Arts)

March 2013: PC digital full game sales (revenue)

1. SimCity (Electronic Arts)
2. BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
3. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
4. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
5. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
6. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
7. Crysis 3 (Electronic Arts)
8. Tomb Raider Survival Edition (Square Enix)
9. Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
10. Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft Europe)

March 2013: PC digital expansion game sales (revenue)

1. The Sims 3: University Life (Electronic Arts)
2. The Sims 3: Seasons (Electronic Arts)
3. Anno 2070 – Deep Ocean (Ubisoft)
4. The Sims 3: Ambitions (Electronic Arts)
5. The Sims 3: 70′s, 80s & 90s Stuff (Electronic Arts)
6. The Sims 3: Generations (Electronic Arts)
7. The Sims 3: World Adventures (Electronic Arts)
8. Anno 2070 DLC Complete Pack (Ubisoft)
9. Sleeping Dogs – DLC Collection (Square-Enix)
10. Total War: Shogun 2 – Rise of the Samurai Campaign (Sega)

What do you think of the charts above? Was it about time PC game sales were tracked accordingly? Let us know below.

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