Assassin’s Creed III sells a lot, debuts at top of UK chart

Christmas comes early for Ubisoft as Assassin's Creed III dives straight in at number one in the latest UK software chart from Chart Track. Even better news for Ubisoft is that by selling lots and lots of copies, Assassin’s Creed III has become the publisher’s biggest ever launch title, selling twice as much as Assassin's Creed II.

In addition to Assassin’s Creed III, there are three other new entries in the top 5 - WWE 13 (3), Football Manager 2013 (4), and Need for Speed: Most Wanted (5). Another notable new entry is the Vita exclusive Assassin's Creed Liberation, which appears at number 14, making it the third highest chart debut for a Vita game (behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football).

Here’s the Top 20 UK software chart in full:

1. Assassin’s Creed III

2. FIFA 13

3. WWE 13

4. Football Manager 2013

5. Need for Speed Most Wanted

6. Medal of Honor: Warfighter

7. Forza Horizon

8. Skylanders Giants

9. Just Dance 4

10. Dishonored

11. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

12. Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park

13. Resident Evil 6

14. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation

15. Pokemon Black Version 2

16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

17. F1 2012

18. Doom 3: BFG Edition

19. Borderlands 2

20. Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes


UK charts


  • winner2 - November 5, 2012 4:14 p.m.

    Can't wait to get home for thanksgiving and play it. Seriously considering going back and replaying dishonored though, just so much fun trying to do nonlethal.
  • yaswanth - November 5, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    2 of my favorite games are there on top 20 list :-) Assassins creed III , Skyrim
  • garnsr - November 5, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    Even Brits like killing Redcoats. Or do they try not to kill their countrymen as they play? I wonder what it's like having your country be the bad guys in a game, Americans are always the good guys, if there are multiple nationalities.
  • bass88 - November 5, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    "Assassin's Creed III - slaughter your ancestors. What?!? It's not like the factors and economics behind the War of Independence were blurred and complex and that we have conveniently glossed over because God forbid we ask players to re-examine history" - Rejected advertising slogan
  • matthew-rehlinger - November 14, 2012 5:07 a.m.

    They actually do analyze both sides and ask some pretty complex questions of gamers. No joke.
  • bass88 - November 15, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    I found that out yesterday after watching Yahtzee's review. Oops. Thanks anyways.
  • ObliqueZombie - November 5, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    As an American, I don't think twice about killing other American's (such as MOST games, especially sand box) if I have a reason, so I doubt they have any problems doing the same. They're from a different country, not much else lol
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 5, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    Aaaaand Medal of Honor is still in the top 10 despite its review average being in the toilet. EA will surely learn from this, right?
  • bass88 - November 5, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    It's in the 50-60% range. Hardly in the toilet. More like sticking on the side of the bowl.
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 5, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    Agreed. It just sucks that gamers are unwilling to look up review scores before buying a game. With some games, I'd say it's okay to not check them (if you're a big fan of the series), but MOH is not as important as it once was and last years reboot hardly inspired confidence. Just crazy that people can't wait an extra week to play the military shooter that they actually want.
  • bass88 - November 5, 2012 5:08 a.m.

    Wow. I just read your last post. Your acquaintances are extremely lucky. Perhaps you should try this website yourself.
  • Redeater - November 5, 2012 3:43 a.m.

    It's quite irritating that this game has gotten such high ratings yet is buggier than Skyrim. I have had bugs beyond counting and from the looks of the Gamefaq boards many others are having the exact same glitches. Just when I found myself starting to love the game I would get a glitch like the constant notifications. Or, and my personal favorite, the human Achilles centipede.
  • Redeater - November 5, 2012 3:48 a.m.

    There was also the one where my ship did a forward somersault. While some of these seem funny I haven't even mentioned the quest breaking ones. I find it ridiculous that a AAA game from one of the most successful franchises in this generation was allowed to be released in this state. If Bioshock suffers the same problems I will be very upset.
  • Z-man427 - November 5, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    I must be lucky. The only bugs I've encountered are guns floating in the air after killing whomever was carrying them. I've always been able to forgive bugs in AC as being a part of the Animus or whatever, but if they were gamebreaking like you've encountered, I doubt I could look the other way.
  • bass88 - November 5, 2012 4:51 a.m.

    "Big budget game bombs on launch. Industry suffers a setback. Poor reviews criticising repetitive nature, bugs and slaphazard to blame." There's your reason.
  • Balaska - November 5, 2012 3:14 a.m.

    Glad to see Dishonored still in the charts.

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