Final Fantasy XIII-2 tops UK games chart

After six weeks at the top, FIFA 12 gets knocked down to four, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 is the first new release to go to number one in 2012.


It has been all change in the UK games chart this week, with three new releases going straight into the top five. Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 leapt straight to the top of the all-formats chart, ending FIFA 12's six-week reign at number one. The game already has dated DLC, with the Lightning and Master Sergeant Amodar coliseum battle due to be released this week, with more episodic content coming soon. For those who don't know their Moogles from their Chocobos, be sure to check out GameSpot's guide to the long-running series.

A story-based DLC for Lightning will be coming later this year.
A story-based DLC for Lightning will be coming later this year.

Also new to the top five is Konami's Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which entered the chart at number two this week. Featuring remastered versions of PlayStation 2 titles Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the HD collection also includes Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker from the PSP.

SoulCalibur V is also new to the chart this week, entering at number five. Despite positive review scores and an appearance from assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, it failed to meet SoulCalibur IV's number one debut back in August 2008, which knocked Wii Fit off the top spot.

And although FIFA 12 has fallen from the top spot, it appears that football fever hasn't completely died out, with Football Manager 2012 holding the top spot of the PC chart for the 12th week in a row.

UK All-Formats Chart for Week Ending 4 February 2012:
1. Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Square Enix Europe
2. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection - Konami
3. Battlefield 3 - Electronic Arts
4. FIFA 12 - Electronic Arts
5. SoulCalibur V - Namco Bandai Games
6. Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Ubisoft
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Activision Blizzard
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda Softworks
9. Just Dance 3 - Ubisoft
10.Saints Row: The Third - THQ

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