FIFA 12 tops opening gaming chart of the year

EA Sports' leading football sim claims third consecutive gaming chart top spot

FIFA 12 has recorded a third consecutive week atop the UK All Format Gaming Chart taking the year's first top spot ahead of Battlefield 3 and COD

EA Sports’ record breaking football title FIFA 12 has retained the top spot of the All Format UK gaming chart, while FPS titans Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continue to battle it out for podium positions.

Securing a third consecutive week atop the UK All Format Gaming Chart FIFA 12 has capitalised on the lack of new entries and a run of high-profile real world matches to land the first top 40 success of 2012.

Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 took second and third places respectively, a reversal of last week’s chart, leaving EA in domination of the top two positions.

While Just Dance 3 held its ground in fourth place, Bethesda’s RPG epic Skyrim had a better week, climbing back up the league from eighth position to fifth. Rounding out positions six, seven and eight were Zumba Fitness, Need for Speed: The Run and Saints Row: The Third whilst Rage and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations completed the top ten.

Further down the ranks, ID Software’s post-apocalyptic shooter Rage finally pushed into the top ten, climbing from 12th position to 9th, and knocking Forza Motorsport 4 down to eleven.

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Via: GFK