Success! Vita scoops first and second spots in UK all-formats sales chart

Sony's gorgeous new handheld, the PlayStation Vita, has managed to secure the top two slots in the UK all-formats software chart in its launch weekend. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is officially last week's best-selling game on any platform in the UK (excluding download sales), closely followed by FIFA Football - a game only available on Vita as multiformat FIFA 12 appears in fourth spot as a separate entry.

Above: On me 'ead, son! Uncharted and FIFA were big successes at Vita's UK launch

But if that wasn't worth pats on the back all round, there's an even more heartwarming story - Rayman Origins, boosted by its appearance on Vita, is currently at number 5 in the all-formats chart. Ubisoft said it might be a slow burner, but there's nothing slow about this rise up the charts, having languished at 36 and 32 for the two weeks prior to this. Elsewhere, Vita-exclusive Wipeout 2048 just missed out on a top 10 spot and Syndicate did reasonably well on its debut, picking up 7th position.

Granted, it wasn't a particularly great week for other major releases, as The Last Story on Wii only managed 15th spot and Binary Domain entered at a disappointing 35. But Vita titles did displace UFC Undisputed 3 from the top spot in only its second week on the charts - and that was just with two days' worth of sales compared to UFC's full second week.

Here's the Top 20 in full:

GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (week ended February 25)

   1. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Sony
   2. FIFA Football - EA
   3. UFC Undisputed 3 - THQ
   4. FIFA 12 - EA
   5. Rayman Origins - Ubisoft
   6. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games - Sega
   7. Syndicate - EA
   8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Activision
   9. Battlefield 3 - EA
  10. Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Square Enix
  11. WipEout 2048 - Sony
  12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda
  13. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure - Activison
  14. Just Dance 3 - Ubisoft
  15. The Last Story - Square Enix
  16. Zumba Fitness - 505 Games
  17. Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition - Bethesda
  18. The Darkness II - 2K Games
  19. Rage - Bethesda
  20. Saints Row: The Third - THQ

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2012 UKIE Ltd

We probably should point out that Vita itself had a great first week in Japan and subsequently plummeted down the charts, currently selling fewer units than PSP in that territory, a couple of months after launch. But that's hardware sales, not games. And besides, that trend doesn't have to happen again across the world, right?


  • GhostNappa2k10 - February 27, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    Nice to finally see people have sense, and are buying Rayman Origins!
  • sirdilznik - February 27, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    I'm glad that the Vita did well but let's not go crazy here. This was the device's launch week, of course it was going to top the charts. Hopefully it's still selling well months from now.
  • ultimatepunchrod - February 27, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    Good for the Vita. Hopefully they can keep this momentum up in the rest of the world like they didn't in Japan.
  • soggysage - February 27, 2012 7:27 a.m.

    I'm happy the Vita is doing well but I am even happier to see Rayman Origins up there at 5.
  • BladedFalcon - February 27, 2012 7:54 a.m.

    Same here! About damn time the game got some love!
  • ncurry2 - February 27, 2012 6:34 a.m.

    Just out of curiosity, what are sales figures like for the UK? Like, how much of the market does the UK contribute to?
  • Redeater - February 27, 2012 5:16 a.m.

    Blech it sure is sad to see the Darkness II being so low on the list. I sure hope it had good sales during the first week it was released. Despite being short that game was worth every penny I paid for it.
  • hellodesdemona - February 27, 2012 5 a.m.

    Good job, Sony! I know you'll do well. The gaming devices--Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and PC-- are like siblings. Sure, they fight every once in a while. Sometimes those fights can get downright nasty. But, in the end, don't we all love each other?
  • taokaka - February 27, 2012 3:59 a.m.

    wow final fantasy 12 got a sequel!!! It's good to hear the vita did well, lets just hope these sales don't slow down.
  • Cyberninja - February 27, 2012 4:10 a.m.

    yes its called revenant wings on ds
  • taokaka - February 27, 2012 4:51 a.m.

    oh yeah forgot about that which is pretty bad since I've played it *facepalm* And now the mistake has been fixed on the article so I'll look really bad.
  • Hobogonigal - February 27, 2012 2:39 p.m.

  • Cyberninja - February 27, 2012 3:38 a.m.

    exactly how many copies were sold for Uncharted because in theory it could be in first selling only hundred copies if it was a bad week for everything.
  • RandomShadow44 - February 27, 2012 3:21 a.m.

    I'm suprised the Mario and Sonic are even on the list. I guess I'm the only one that disliked the second so much that I had no intention of buying the third.

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