FIFA 12, the football simulation from EA Sports, has been the top selling video game in the United Kingdom for the week, which ended on December 24, just before the crucial holiday of Christmas, when a lot of video games are sold in order to be turned into gifts.
languished in fourth place during the previous week but the football title, which benefits from improved mechanics and a new physics engine that produces both life like and hilarious results, has a history of producing good performances in the long term.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from publisher Activision Blizzard and developer Infinity Ward, has also managed to perform well and go up one position, from third to second place, most likely on the back of the announcement that the first person shooter will get downlodable content during January 2012.
Just Dance 3, the rhythm game from Ubisoft, has fallen one position to reach the last place on the podium, but continues to punch well above its weight when it comes to sales.
This week another first person shooter, Battlefield 3 from Electronic Arts and DICE, has also made a comeback, reaching fourth place coming from sixth, while Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, the open world game from Ubisoft, also gained to position, coming in at fifth from seventh.Saints Row: The Third
, from publisher THQ and developer Volition, has gone down one place, slowing down its pace to stand in sixth, while Need for Speed: The Run, the racing game from Electronic Arts and Black Box, has also pushed up to reach seventh coming from ninth.
The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim from Bethesda had a very bad week and saw its number one position turn into a lowly eight place finish while Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games from SEGA managed to capture ninth place, ahead of new released Star Wars: The Old Republic, from BioWare and EA.