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THQ secures timely UK no. 1 with UFC Undisputed 3

By Dan Pearson

Mon 20 Feb 2012 9:24am GMT / 4:24am EST / 1:24am PST

Wrestling franchise makes waves as Amalur drops from 1 to 12

THQ has taken the number one spot in the UK all format software chart, providing a glimmer of hope for the troubled publisher after a testing period.

It's the first top slot for the company since the launch of Homefront last year, despite not selling as well in its opening week as its predecessor, which only managed second place.

Undisputed is the only new entry in the week's top 40, but there has been plenty of movement with existing titles. Kingdoms of Amalur, which was last week's number one, has slipped out of the top ten to 12, after dropping 63 per cent of its sales. FIFA 12 is back to second from fifth, whilst Modern Warfare 3 is in third.

Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games sees the combined benefit of a 3DS release and a Wii discount, jumping from 10th to fourth in the chart.

All data is courtesy of GFK Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 UFC Undisputed 3
5 2 FIFA 12
7 3 Modern Warfare 3
10 4 Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
6 5 Battlefield 3
2 6 Final Fantasy XIII-2
14 7 Skylanders
3 8 The Darkness 2
9 9 The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
12 10 Just Dance 3
8 11 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
1 12 Kingdoms of Amalur
4 13 MGS HD Collection
13 14 Zumba Fitness
Re-entry 15 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
16 16 Rage
15 17 Saints Row: The Third
Re-entry 18 LEGO PIrates of the Caribbean
Re-entry 19 Super Mario 3D Land
17 20 Need For Speed: The Run

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"hope for the torubled publisher" - small edit required

Posted:4 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

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A big drop for Reckoning there - hopefully it'll get enough sales overall for a sequel to be commissioned. I intend to pick it up, but probably if/when there's a release drought in the summer, and assuming I manage to clear down my backlog a little. I'm trying to buy fewer games in order to aid this intention.

Posted:4 years ago

My Top 10 of 2012 will be

- Mass Effect 3
- Max Payne 3
- Bioshock Infinite
- Diablo 3
- Guild Wars 2
- Last of Us
- Journey
- Civ V: Kings et al
- Tomb Raider
- X:Com (firaxis version)

everything else will have to wait! :)

Posted:4 years ago


Thomas Finlay Studying Computer Arts, University of Abertay Dundee

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The tag-line for this article is incorrect. UFC Undisputed isn't a "Wrestling franchise" it's an MMA franchise.

Posted:4 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

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My top 10 most wanted of 2012 are (probably):

- Journey
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us (I think this'll be a 2013 release though)
- BioShock Infinite
- Dishonoured
- The Witcher II
- Starhawk
- God of War IV (it's gonna happen)
- Dragon's Dogma
- and... Trine 2 (bloody EU PSN!)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Terence Gage on 20th February 2012 1:30pm

Posted:4 years ago


Lewis Middleton Studying Game Design and Production Management, University of Abertay Dundee

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Why is Modern Warfare 3 and Skylanders both 7th place this week?

Posted:4 years ago


Private VIdeo Games

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I like the game it's cool, the server issues are a real pain though, it disconnects none-stop.

Posted:4 years ago


Benjamin Royce Games Testing recruiter, Lionbridge

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@Graeme had exactly the same problem with the last one as well hopefully they get it fixed quickly

Posted:4 years ago


Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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Im really hoping THQ can fix there financial troubles. I really like both Darksiders and Saints Row franchises. Hope this is a small glimmer of hope they can turn the company around.

Posted:4 years ago


Private VIdeo Games

103 14 0.1
I like Saints Row and I even like last year's 40k game and the 40k IP is awesome too. I hope they manage to sort themselves out and stick around.

Posted:4 years ago


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