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 The Witcher 2  for Xbox 360 launches at number one in UK charts

The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 launches at number one in UK charts

April 23, 2012 | By Mike Rose

April 23, 2012 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Xbox 360 launch of CD Projekt Red's popular PC RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings saw the title shoot to the top of the UK sales charts.

For the week ended April 21, and according to data from tracking firm Chart-Track, the enhanced version of the critically acclaimed game was the only new release in the top 40.

The title's success ended FIFA Street's reign of the charts. The soccer game saw sales drop by 30 percent week-over-week, and had previously taken the top spot in the charts for four weeks since its release just over a month ago.

FIFA 12 remained stationary, however, with a 25 percent drop in sales week-over-week, while Microsoft's Kinect Star Wars also held its ground at number four, with a 33 percent drop in sales.

Last week's number two, EA's Mass Effect 3, dropped three place to number five with a 40 percent decrease in sales week-over-week. EA now holds half of the top 10 chart, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and Battlefield 3 featuring in the bottom five.

Below are Chart-Track's all-platforms sales charts, which include unit sales of all versions of a given title, and the individual platform charts, which treat individual SKUs separately.

UK All-Platforms Top 10

1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition (Namco Bandai)
2. FIFA Street (EA)
3. FIFA 12 (EA)
4. Kinect Star Wars (Microsoft)
5. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
7. Battlefield 3 (EA)
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
9. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)

UK Individual Platforms Top 10

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition for Xbox 360 took the top of Chart-Track's individual formats top 10 chart, accounting for 98 percent of sales of the game last week.

The rest of the chart remained fairly stationary, with Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of FIFA Street and FIFA 12 filling a good portion of the top 10.

1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition (Namco Bandai, Xbox 360)
2. Kinect Star Wars (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
3. FIFA Street (EA, Xbox 360)
4. FIFA Street (EA, PS3)
5. Mass Effect 3 (EA, Xbox 360)
6. FIFA 12 (EA, Xbox 360)
7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA, Xbox 360)
8. FIFA 12 (EA, PS3)
9. Battlefield 3 (EA, Xbox 360)
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda, Xbox 360)

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