EA’s Battlefield 3 Tops UK Sales Charts, Outsells all 17 Previous Battlefields Combined

October 31, 2011 Written by Alex Osborn

DICE’s military shooter has pushed the beloved Batman: Arkham City to second place as Battlefield 3 claims the top spot on the UK sales charts.

The success that Electronic Arts has already seen with Battlefield 3 speaks volumes not only to the popularity of first-person military shooters, but also the quality of the game that DICE has created. With Battlefield 3 number one on the UK sales charts, other popular titles like FIFA 12 and Just Dance 3 have been pushed down the list to spots three and five, respectively.

Chart Track also noted:

In fact, adding up all 17 Battlefield games week 1 sales since Battlefield 1942 in 2002 shows us that Battlefield 3 has outsold the cumulative week 1 sales of all of these combined.

Here’s the full top ten list:

  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

You can expect this list to get shaken up quite a bit more in the next couple of weeks, as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception launches tomorrow and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is only a little over a week away.