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?