EA's heavy-hitter Battlefield 3 maintained the top spot for a second week in the UK All-Formats chart, fending off newcomer Uncharted 3. This is a record for any game in the series, with previous game Battlefield: Bad Company 2 being knocked from its top position by Final Fantasy XIII in the second week. BF3 managed to cling to the top spot despite a 54 percent drop in sales since launch week.
Battlefield's multiplatform nature prevented Uncharted 3's sales figures from blasting it from number one, with Uncharted 3 instead settling at the not-unexpected number two slot. Sony's extensive marketing strategy for the action game ensured that Uncharted 3 took the PS3 number one spot and became the 11th biggest UK launch for a PS3 game, with unit sales up 37 percent compared to predecessor Uncharted 2.
Sega's latest entry into the Sonic series--Generations--debuts at a respectable 10, whilst GoldenEye: Reloaded doesn't quite make it into the top 10, debuting at 16.
Slipping down the charts, The Sims 3 Pets plummets from 7 to 17, whilst Rage almost falls from the top 20, falling 10 places to 20. Forza 3 drops one place down to 7, and Batman Arkham City sees a fall from 2 to 4.
F1 2011 makes a notable climb from 15 to 11, whilst Michael Jackson: The Experience sees a surge in sales, boosting from 29 to 15.
This Week's Top 10 ending November 5, 2011:
1. Battlefield 3
2. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
3. FIFA 12
4. Batman: Arkham City
5. Just Dance 3
6. Football Manager 2012
7. Forza Motorsport 4
8. Zumba Fitness
9. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
10. Sonic Generations