Final Fantasy XIII tops UK chart

The Square-Enix developed RPG takes number one on the British sales chart and becomes the fastest selling game of the year; Modern Warfare 2 hits number two in the all-time chart.

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Unwilling to allow EA to hold the title for more than a week, the latest addition to Square Enix's flagship series this week became the fastest selling game of 2010 in the UK. The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIII accounted for the lion's share of those sales, too--54 percent of sales came on Sony's platform, according to the British media sales tracking body Chart-Track.

The first Final Fantasy game to appear on the current generation of home consoles pushes Battlefield: Bad Company 2 down to number two, a mere week after the first-person shooter gained the coveted top spot. Final Fantasy XIII takes with it the title of fastest selling game of the year in the UK; a fate it shares with Bayonetta and Mass Effect 2. Ubisoft's Just Dance continues to exhibit a chart presence usually reserved for Nintendo-developed games and shifts down to number three. Story-driven thriller Heavy Rain continues to hold position at number four, while Wii Fit Plus and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 both climb up one position to number five and six, respectively, forcing Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing into the number seven position.

Snow is the only one surprised by the success

Chart-Track also reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has displaced GTA: San Andreas to take the second spot in the all-time total UK sellers chart. The UK's best-selling game of all time, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training on the Nintendo DS, continues to fend off competition from the console big hitters and still holds an unchallenged record for the amount of time spent on the chart.

Other noteworthy releases include Ben 10: Alien Force-Vilgax Attacks, which hit the charts at number 13, followed closely by THQ's' Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 - Chaos Rising at 14. Sega's two big releases for the week debuted further down the chart, with PS3-exclusive Yakuza 3 taking the number 24 spot and Sonic Classics Collection on the DS at 35.

Discussion

135 comments
crossaxe
crossaxe

@awesome I totally agree im having to much fun playing god of war 3 to even care about any game's that only 360 owners can get. Its amazing that ps3 has a game that pretty much tops all pc graphics. I sure hope it wins game of the year.

True_Chaos_UK
True_Chaos_UK

@Awesome I Did not call you a fanboy of anything I was merely responding to why you asked that Mass Effect got exclusivity and how do you know MS(the dollar sign you use is so cute by the way) pays for every exclusive some yes but so does Sony its business. My bro has a Ps3 im pumped he can finally play GTA LCS, but I just took exception to you saying that the Ps3 could do everything better because you say so and Mass Effect cant be judged as the greatest RPG because you cant play it on PS3. You also said you sold your 360 for your PC why all this complaining in the first place about not being able to play ME2 if you can. Any way enjoy GoW3 looks like an amazing game that all gamers should enjoy.

S_portal
S_portal

@ awesome very well said.! MOST of 360 games can also be played in pc. i personally i prefer to play those games in pc with a better graphics than the 360. that's why i loves games for ps3.! so for ps3 owners get ready for FF14, exclusive baby! :)

ThreeVo
ThreeVo

No.... its "fate" not feat... that was intentional

the_requiem
the_requiem

"Final Fantasy XIII takes with it the title of fastest selling game of the year in the UK; a fate it shares with Bayonetta and Mass Effect 2." Proof readers note: It should be "feat", not "fate".

falcOWNS
falcOWNS

not surprised. good job ff

awesome
awesome

@True_Chaos_uk Lol, Look whos ranting now...just chill. All i was trying to say is that Mass Effect would have been better if it was released on the PS3 too. Im not knocking the game, I KNOW its available on the PC, in fact thats why i sold my Xbox cos i could just as well get the game on there, with MUCH better graphics, on my PC. I dont care if Ps3 gets shafted with download content- or if people think M$ helping a new IP to gain its exclusitivity (thats what THEY want u to think!) Its all to do with the $$$ to secure the deal.. You will never see ANY of the PS3 exclusive games on a PC. Yea, you may call me a sony fanboy - but im too busy playing God of War III to care what u think..

PsychoEmber
PsychoEmber

FFXIII WE LOVE YOU TO BITS. If only you had towns....

True_Chaos_UK
True_Chaos_UK

@awesome The Xbox has exclusivity of Mass Effect because MS published it and helped this new ip develop into what it is today, also because of the working relationship they had on the previous xbox with Kotor and jade empire dont presume sony werent offered these games. Dragon age was rated slightly different on 1 or 2 sites due to minor graphical differences Ps3 gets shafted on DLC In europe PS3 is not even getting a DA Awakenings disk. People are entitled to there own opinions, Mass effect 2 is on PC as well why arent you ranting at them. You like FFXIII yeah it is better on the ps3, but other people dont get over it. They like Mass Effect 2 I can tell your biased to 360 play on PC or dont.

targetlkd
targetlkd

wtf kind of bfbc2 update is this?

coldsauce09
coldsauce09

@ xeridae learn to enjoy the game dude.. in kinda looks like button mashing for you but there are preparations before you start button mashing.. if you dont like it dont play it then still 60$ is really worth it.. unlike other rpgs that takes 15 to 20hrs to beat.

ecko1o
ecko1o

japanese games are superior even though inferior western game publications will try to belittle them with their biases

awesome
awesome

@HavocV3 Actually its Bioware that needs to make notes... what gives with the Xbox exclusivity of Mass Effect. so that at least we, PS3 owners, can comment whether its actually worthy of best RPG... try not to compare the inferior xbox version of FFXIII with Mass Effect... also note Biowares Dragon age was rated better on PS3 than the xbox version- Bioware take NOTE you can make a much better Mass Effect on the PS3 system like you did with Dragon Age and like what SE did with thier MULTIPLATFORM FFXIII...

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

Not surprised FFXIII is amazing

HavocV3
HavocV3

Mass Effect is best RPG this year so far. SE needs to take some notes.

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. Not surprising given the anticipation.

Kou-Nurasaka
Kou-Nurasaka

Best RPG so far this year. Congrats to Square-Enix, but may I ask a question? KH:BBS and FFVersusXIII???

Caduceus89
Caduceus89

I hate it when people try to denigrate a good game by calling it simple button mashing! Almost any game could be reduced to button mashing [has anyone ever had to play a fighting game against a younger relative who spammed the same simple combo over and over again?!] Good games make you do more then that if you want to get far and make it worth your while! Also, kudos to FF13: I deserve a pat on the back for preordering it :).

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

....man, I wish lots of people makes multi-platform games in FFXIII Quality....

xenoinfection
xenoinfection

while FF XIII is awesome, SE couldn't make it too awesome. there's gotta be some room for them to improve on the next installment for the modern-day next-gen consoles. maybe next time we'll see the regular FF stuff along with amazing graphics :)

da_illest101
da_illest101

holy crap vg chartz were right on for once

Frostnut
Frostnut

@Hoax Hey just asking if anyone heard anything about it thats all!

-Hoax-
-Hoax-

@Frostnut wow your Gullible

Frostnut
Frostnut

Some dude at best buy said that FF Versus was cancelled for NA,anyone know if it's true?

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

I tried to play FF7 but the whole turn-based stuff wasn't for me as I'm more into fast paced gory stuff like 'god of war' and 'left for dead'. I did watch my friend complete FF7 and it was cool watching it and even made me get the soundtrack cos I thought that was great. I started playing FF XIII because I fancy the character Fang. Lol. I must say I do like the game. The art is beautifully done just like the story and animations. The only thing I wish they'd added was battle music like that in FF7.

Mihael-Keehl
Mihael-Keehl

the 360 owns UK, so im surprised its still in favor of the ps3. and yes, the game is absolutely fantastic.

Evil_Robo
Evil_Robo

@dynomitemasta. 54% on the PS3 is a great figure when you consider how far behind Sony were in the console war. Obviously if it was an exclusive then it would have sold more, but FF13 isn't available on the 360 in Japan, which is where its largest fanbase resides, so Sony will still do well, and keep their status in the orient.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

since when is 54% a lions share?......70% is a lions share. If anything, you have got it turned around.... with FFXIII being multi platform, the PS3 lost a lot of potential console buyers, that's the bigger story. If this stayed a PS3 exclusive, many of those people would have bought PS3's.

kakashi6666
kakashi6666

@chaos269 i totally agree with u although in the battle of gow3 or ffXIII i think FFXIIIs gonna blow gow3 outa the water just my opinion

chaos269
chaos269

im glad FFXIII has made a big success, i mean everyone i have ever played has never disappointed me, i love FFXIII its the best of its kind so far, although im thinking what will happen when God of War 3 is here it might be a battle between GOW 3 and FFXIII although i like both, im with FFXIII all the way, i love Square-Enix. Now all that remains is Final Fantasy Versus XIII, i hope its just as good as FFXIII

ali-009
ali-009

I'm not going to buy even God Of War III before this game.

wahyudil
wahyudil

Who doesn't know FF ... who don't want to play FF ... who don't want to buy an FF game ... its natural for FF to become number one ...

Gammet25
Gammet25

Final Fantasy has power. Fun power!

SquallXP
SquallXP

I'm glad for FFXIII doing well. I've been a FF fan sence FFII or FFIV when I tryed playing as a little kid and really have no sence of what I was doing. Was fun anyways. Loved rpgs ever since. I always love the storys and FFXIII gives it in ways I never thought games could do. Its the best game I have ever seen as for looks. Plus how can you not love a ps3 game that doesn't have a install and not much loading...Seems impssible but SE did it.

S_portal
S_portal

Im really a BIG BIG fan of FF that's why im plannin to buy this game after GOW3 but i am still havin doubt if ll buy it or not, so i decided to watch the some reviews and read comments just to convice myself to buy this game. After reading this article i think the game is really good considering that it's now on the top. Hopefully if i'll buy this game SE will not disapoint me again... or else i'll leave the FF world and move on to other RPG game. :(

zey2k
zey2k

@ FallenOneX well the game opens up alot in the 25h marker

S_portal
S_portal

Honestly, i really dont feel playin a girl character as the main character for a FF game. for me the LAST and TRUE FF was the FFX. since SS became SE, FF became something different. when i played the FFXII, something in my mind that tells me that this is not the FF i used to play, i tried tellin myself-no this is FF so i should loved it. but i can't.! dunno why. :(

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

really wanted to love this game. 23 hours in and I know that i'll just pay the late fee and re-rent this game instead of buying. I feel like I've been playing an overly long intro. So ticked off @ not having at least 1 side quest by now, not even going to re-rent, Resonance of Fate comes out tomorrow. Good game, but if you have played 1- 12, will remind you of RE4 vs the other RE's.

Ismaelkf
Ismaelkf

i have played all final fantasy and 13 is far the most beautiful and addicting game.

s0l1dsnake
s0l1dsnake

@ themrdrof1 I agree with you 100% in context to what you said about SE tinkering the formula, FFX was what I call the last TRUE FF game, but none the less FF13 makes the cut its an overall good game, it doesn't deliver quite as well as the previous installments but defintitly worthy of its top spot.

HaLoMaStErJT
HaLoMaStErJT

Good to see that its selling well, its a great gamenand SE deserves the credit.