EA Sports' FIFA 10 had the biggest all-platform number one launch in the UK since Grand Theft Auto IV last week, besting the record-setting FIFA 09 by 48 percent in terms of unit sales.
The tracking firm said that for the week ended October 3, FIFA 10 enjoyed the biggest launch ever for of a FIFA soccer game. Its release was the second-biggest all-platform launch ever in the UK, following Rockstar's GTA IV. FIFA 10 beat out the launch of GTA: San Andreas, although Chart-Track noted that GTA: SA launched only on PlayStation 2, while FIFA 10 launched on Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, and PC.
Last year, publisher Electronic Arts said FIFA 09 sold 1.2 million units at European retail in its opening week. It was the fastest-selling FIFA game until now.
Chart-Track said that sales of FIFA 10 were distributed with 48 percent on Xbox 360, 46 percent on PS3, and 6 percent on remaining platforms. The firm added, "The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are now respectively the fifth- and sixth-fastest selling single format releases."
On the all-platforms chart, which ranks games by sales of all versions of a given title, Nintendo's Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (known as Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box in the U.S.) came in second, while last week's number one, Halo 3: ODST, saw sales drop 75 percent, as it dropped to number three for the week.
UK All-Platforms Top 10
1. FIFA 10 (EA)
2. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo)
3. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft)
4. Need For Speed: Shift (EA
5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
6. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision)
7. MySims Agents (EA)
8. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (Codemasters)
9. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
10. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos)
UK Individual Platforms Top 10
On Chart-Track's individual platform rankings, the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 10 led the charts. Five different versions of FIFA 10 occupied the individual platforms top 10.
Gran Turismo PSP debuted at number 13, while Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for PS3 debuted at 23.
1. FIFA 10 (EA, Xbox 360)
2. FIFA 10 (EA, PS3)
3. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (Nintendo, DS)
4. Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
5. Need for Speed: Shift (EA, PS3)
6. Need for Speed: Shift (EA, Xbox 360)
7. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii)
8. FIFA 10 (EA, PS2)
9. FIFA 10 (EA, Wii)
10. FIFA 10 (EA, PSP)