Battlefield fights to maintain UK number one

DICE's shooter retains the top spot, while Uncharted 3 debuts at number two, Sonic Generations in the top 10.


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.

Drake didn't quite have the guns to overhaul Battlefield 3.
Drake didn't quite have the guns to overhaul Battlefield 3.

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

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