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THQ secures timely UK no. 1 with UFC Undisputed 3

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New entry1UFC Undisputed 3
52FIFA 12
73Modern Warfare 3
104Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
65Battlefield 3
26Final Fantasy XIII-2
147Skylanders
38The Darkness 2
99The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
1210Just Dance 3
811Assassin's Creed: Revelations
112Kingdoms of Amalur
413MGS HD Collection
1314Zumba Fitness
Re-entry15LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
1616Rage
1517Saints Row: The Third
Re-entry18LEGO PIrates of the Caribbean
Re-entry19Super Mario 3D Land
1720Need For Speed: The Run

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"hope for the torubled publisher" - small edit required
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 4 years ago
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.
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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! :)
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Thomas Finlay Studying Computer Arts, University of Abertay Dundee4 years ago
The tag-line for this article is incorrect. UFC Undisputed isn't a "Wrestling franchise" it's an MMA franchise.
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 4 years ago
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

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Lewis Middleton Studying Game Design and Production Management, University of Abertay Dundee4 years ago
Why is Modern Warfare 3 and Skylanders both 7th place this week?
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Private VIdeo Games 4 years ago
I like the game it's cool, the server issues are a real pain though, it disconnects none-stop.
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Benjamin Royce Games Testing recruiter, Lionbridge4 years ago
@Graeme had exactly the same problem with the last one as well hopefully they get it fixed quickly
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 4 years ago
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.
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Private VIdeo Games 4 years ago
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.
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