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'FIFA 12' becomes third-biggest gaming release ever in the UK

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FIFA 12: Terry

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FIFA 12 is the third-biggest gaming release ever in the UK, it has been revealed.

The football title's launch was bigger than 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV, with only Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops seeing larger first-week sales.

FIFA 12's sales were up 18% over last year's FIFA 11, with an increase in revenue of 34%.

It also saw a shift in platform share for Xbox 360, with purchases for Microsoft's platform amounting to 54% of all sales, up 27% over last year.

Elsewhere in the all-formats chart, last week's number one Gears of War 3 moves to second place while F1 2011 is in third.

Finally, new entry ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection has debuted in seventh place.

The all-formats chart in full:

1. (-) FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts)
2. (1) Gears of War 3 (Microsoft)
3. (2) F1 2011 (Codemasters)
4. (4) Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
5. (3) Dead Island (Deep Silver)
6. (5) Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos)
7. (-) ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (Sony)
8. (6) Driver: San Francisco (Ubisoft)
9. (9) LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Interactive Studios)
10. (11) Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2011 UKIE Ltd.

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