Bethesda’s Fallout 3 has made a remarkable sales debut in the UK by shooting straight to the top of the 360, PS3, PC and all-format charts in the same week.
It was the 360 version that sold the biggest share of Fallout 3 discs, representing 55 percent of the title’s total purchases, with PS3 and PC versions attributing to 28 percent and 17 percent respectively. Yet despite the 360 version taking twice as many sales as the PS3’s, and three-times as many as the PC’s, today the game sits atop all three platform charts.
The UK all-format chart has seen change at the top for three weeks in a row now, and many observers are predicting the same will happen again next week as LittleBigPlanet is set for retail. The previous two chart-topping debutants, Pro Evo 09 and Fable 2, still remain in the all-format top ten.
Pro-Evo hangs in fifth partly due to the game’s release for the PS2 this week, which itself contributed to 38 percent of the game’s total sales. Fable 2, meanwhile, has taken a more drastic drop, falling to fourth spot after a 51 percent sales sink.
FIFA 09 continues to dazzle its publishers as it climbs back up the charts into second spot despite launching a whole month ago. Its staying-power, however, is somewhat dwarfed by Nintendo’s remarkably buoyant Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii; the only two titles in the top ten from the same publisher. Wii Fit itself enjoyed a sales surge of 126 percent from last week, becoming the top-selling title across a single format in terms of both units and revenue.
1. Fallout 3
2. FIFA 09
3. Wii Fit
4. Fable 2
5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
6. Far Cry 2
7. Quantum of Solace
8. LEGO Batman
9. Mario Kart Wii
10. Saints Row 2