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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 Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Assassin's Creed III
2 2 FIFA 13
New entry 3 WWE'13
New entry 4 Football Manager 2013
New entry 5 Need For Speed Most Wanted
1 6 Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
3 7 Forza Horizon
4 8 Skylanders Giants
6 9 Just Dance 4
5 10 Dishonored
7 11 Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask
8 12 Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
10 13 Resident Evil 6
New entry 14 Assassin's Creed III Liberation
12 15 Pokemon Black Version 2
13 16 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
15 17 F1 2012
9 18 Doom 3: BFG Edition
11 19 Borderlands 2
19 20 LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

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Rachel Weber: Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.
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