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Fable III topples Fallout and MOH from UK chart

By Alec Meer

Mon 01 Nov 2010 9:34am GMT / 5:34am EDT / 2:34am PDT

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Microsoft's latest Fable game has shot straight to the head of the UK software charts, knocking last week's champ Fallout: New Vegas down to third place.

In its third week on sale, EA's Medal of Honor has slumped to sixth place, overtaken by Ubisoft's Wii title Just Dance 2 and a new entry in the shape of LucasArts' Force Unleashed sequel.

The only other new entry comes from the latest in THQ's long-running WWE wrestling series, although EA's belated release of console adaptations of PC hit The Sims 3 arguably constitutes a new arrival in ninth place.

While EA may be lamenting the performance of Medal of Honor, its latest FIFA continues to perform well - rising back up to second place.

But despite enormous critical acclaim, the EA-distributed Rock Band 3 entered the charts at just 26th position.

The full top forty follows below.

Last Week This Week Title
1 New entry Fable III
2 3 FIFA 11
3 1 Fallout: New Vegas
4 5 Just Dance 2
5 New entry Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
2 6 Medal of Honor
7 New entry WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011
8 4 Professor Layton and the Lost Future
9 New entry (re-entry) The Sims 3
10 9 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
11 6 Wii Party
12 7 Wii Sports Resort
13 28 New Super Mario Bros. Wii
14 8 F1 2010
15 New entry The Sims 3: Late Night
16 27 Forza Motorsport 3
17 17 Red Dead: Redemption
18 20 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
19 11 Halo: Reach
20 16 Wii Fit Plus
21 14 Just Dance
22 10 Dead Rising 2
23 15 New Super Mario Bros.
24 13 Toy Story 3
25 24 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
26 New entry Rock Band 3
27 21 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
28 12 Vanquish
29 19 Mafia II
30 33 Mario Kart Wii
31 30 Super Mario Galaxy 2
32 Re-entry UFC 2010: Undisputed
33 26 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
34 31 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
35 18 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
36 29 Sports Champions
37 New entry The X-Factor
38 32 Art Academy
39 25 DJ Hero 2
40 22 Mass Effect 2

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Terence Gage Freelance writer

1,289 126 0.1
To be fair, I doubt EA is lamenting the performance of Medal of Honor - it's done very well really, and the UK charts are very volatile at the moment, with most games staying at or near the top for very short periods.

Elsewhere, it's a shame to see a new games Vanquish and Enslaved dropping down the chart comparatively quickly. It also seems a little ironic that DJ Hero 2 and Rock Band 3 might just be the best music games ever, and yet their impact on the chart is negligible.

Posted:5 years ago


Lewis Brown Snr Sourcer/Recruiter, Electronic Arts

217 88 0.4
I have to say that I havent bought any of them yet as I simply cant decide....defiantely 2 many out in a 2 week period...I played Vanquish at the Eurogamer Expo and have to say it played really well... so its a shame it didnt do that well I cant say it seemed that well supported on the advertising front. I will buy Fall out first as you get so much play time for your cash.....

Posted:5 years ago


Josef Brett Animator

296 0 0.0
I'm pleased for Fable 3. It's a bit slow to start, but is getting really fun now.

Shame about Rock Band 3 and Vanquish. Hopefully word of mouth will give them a boost - both great games.

Posted:5 years ago


Private Industry

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There are just too many games now, still need to get Castlevania, Vanquish and RB3, but those will have to wait until later and not this month anymore since there is still AC Brotherhood on the to get list and still New Vegas to finish and just finished Enslaved. Maybe December depending if GT5 is released or not and January and February does not look any less packed with Killzone 3, Portal 2 and Mass Effect 2 for PS3 just to name a few. The releases could be spaced out a bit better so people can actually afford all the good games and have time to play them. Especially like Enslaved, Vanquishe and Castlevania having the release this time of the year is not a very wise decision especially for the first two that are new IP`s with no following fan base.

Posted:5 years ago


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