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.
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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:
- Battlefield 3
- Batman: Arkham City
- FIFA 12
- Football Manager 2012
- Just Dance 3
- Forza Motorsport 4
- The Sims 3: Pets
- Zumba Fitness
- Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
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.