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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?

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Justin Towell

The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently in charge of reviews but still find time to make daft Photoshop stories and try to explain why there need to be more arcade racing games.