Assassin's Creed slays chart rivals

Console and Vita releases debut on UK software chart

What a week to be an assassin. Not only has Ubisoft's Assassin Creed III taken the number one spot and officially become the publisher's biggest launch title ever, but even PlayStation Vita exclusive Assassin's Creed III Liberation has entered at 14.

Assassin's Creed III outsold last year's Assassin's Creed: Revelations by 117,000 units, with 59 per cent of sales on Xbox 360 and 41 per cent on PlayStation 3. It's the second biggest launch of the year on the UK software charts, just behind FIFA 13. Assassin's Creed III Liberation is Vita's third largest launch.

And the excitement wasn't just confined to stabbier franchises, it was all change in the top ten too. WWE'13 debuted on the chart at 3, closely followed by Football Manager 2013 at 4 and Need For Speed Most Wanted at 5. Last week's top game Medal Of Honor: Warfighter was pushed all the way back to 6.

Ukie Games Charts provided courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New entry1Assassin's Creed III
22FIFA 13
New entry3WWE'13
New entry4Football Manager 2013
New entry5Need For Speed Most Wanted
16Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
37Forza Horizon
48Skylanders Giants
69Just Dance 4
711Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask
812Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
1013Resident Evil 6
New entry14Assassin's Creed III Liberation
1215Pokemon Black Version 2
1316The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1517F1 2012
918Doom 3: BFG Edition
1119Borderlands 2
1920LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

Latest comments (1)

Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D5 years ago
I'm not surprised - they must have spent a sum equivalent to the budget of some countries on marketing.
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