THQ, currently trading at $0.62 a share, has some good news for investors as UFC Undisputed 3 grappled the top spot on the UK charts this past week. According to Chart-Track, it is the first top title for the publisher since Homefront in early 2011. The good news does come with a caveat, as the previous installment in the franchise may have debuted in second place, but performed better at launch in raw sales numbers. With no other new combatants in the octagon making it into the top 40 last week, the UK top ten involved a lot of shufflin' and shifting based on retail promotions. FIFA 12 and Modern Warfare 3 move into second and third, respectively. Last week's number one, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, dropped 63 percent in sales and out of the top ten into the 12 spot.
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, boosted by a new 3DS edition and discounts on the Wii version, saw the title up 94 percent to take the ... Rice-a-Roni? What does one receive at the olympics for fourth place? Check out the UK top ten after the break.
Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending February 18:
- UFC Undisputed 3
- FIFA 12
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
- Battlefield 3
- Final Fantasy XIII-2
- Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
- The Darkness 2
- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
- Just Dance 3