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Assassin's Creed 3 is the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart No. 1, becoming Ubisoft's biggest ever launch.

The game managed to outsell the publisher's previous record holder, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, by a massive 117,000 units. Assassin's Creed 3 is the second biggest launch of 2012, only being bettered by EA's FIFA 13.

FIFA 13 remains at No. 2, dropping just 2 per cent week on week, while WWE '13 enters at No. 3, Football Manager 2013 debuts at No. 4, and Need for Speed Most Wanted is new at No. 5. Despite a mildly disappointing fifth place for NFS, it did sell 17,000 more units at launch than NFS: The Run managed last year.

Elsewhere in the chart, last week's No. 1, Medal of Honor Warfighter, falls to No. 6 due to a 46 per cent drop off, and Forza Horizon fell by 50 per cent to chart at No. 7. The Top 10 is rounded off by Skylanders Giants, Just Dance 4, and Dishonored.

The only other new entry in the Top 40 is Vita title Assassin's Creed Liberation, which entered at No. 14. Despite its lowly position, the game managed the third biggest debut for a Vita game, only being bettered by Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football.

UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 44, 2012

1. ASSASSIN'S CREED 3
2. FIFA 13
3. WWE '13
4. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013
5. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
6. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER
7. FORZA HORIZON
8. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
9. JUST DANCE 4
10. DISHONORED
11. PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK
12. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK
13. RESIDENT EVIL 6
14. ASSASSIN'S CREED LIBERATION
15. POKEMON BLACK VERSION 2
16. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
17. F1 2012
18. DOOM 3: BFG EDITION
19. BORDERLANDS 2
20. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Ubisoft must be pleased with the sales of Assassin's Creed 3, but elsewhere performances were mixed. WWE '13 and Football Manager 2013 both sold less than last year's titles managed in week one, while EA might have hoped for better from NFS given its strong reviews.

Next week's chart should be dominated by Halo 4 - if the game fails to topple Assassin's Creed 3 it'll like be considered a huge disappointment by Microsoft.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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rbevanx@ tvr77

You are not suppose to have a second account btw and if you are gonna TU anything positive about Sony and yourself etc I would suggest being less obvious with your methods, and I hope VG.com read this and make you ineligible to win a game because of it.
Posted 17:05 on 06 November 2012
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altaranga

I see "Battlefield 4 Beta" is down in 6th place. :lick:
Posted 23:19 on 05 November 2012
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Clockpunk

C'mon people, buy XCom! If only because I desperately wish to see more strategy games like it in development for consoles - bring on Syndicate, UFO, and Freedom Force remakes, with aplomb!
Posted 19:15 on 05 November 2012
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rbevanx@ tvr77

The whole point of exclusives is to increase the consoles install base!

The game hasn't done that and if a new console can't get a major game during this period in the top ten then it's a flop.

Keep worshiping the console because it's not gonna crawl to success as you put it all the time.
Posted 19:01 on 05 November 2012
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dudester

Am not sure your right about fm selling less am pretty sure this doesn't include things like steam sales right? This year more then most people will gone digital download with the 2 week beta before release day.
Posted 18:39 on 05 November 2012
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tvr77

When you take into account that AC Liberation is single format only and according to sales not many people own a vita well nowhere near as many as the other consoles placing in 14th is not so bad and as PB said it would chart much higher with a larger install base.

Its been very slow but i reckon vita will crawl to success eventually, the games are finally coming and if all the negative press takes a break this holiday season could be quite fruitful
Posted 16:24 on 05 November 2012
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pblive@ MJTH

Exactly. The 3DS/DS install base is much bigger. If the Vita's install base was bigger there'd be more sales of the game and it would chart higher.
Posted 12:18 on 05 November 2012
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Ghost5@ MJTH

I bought WWE '13 this year. I buy it every year =D But I am shocked with the placement in the charts...
Posted 12:00 on 05 November 2012
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MJTH@ pblive

True, but Layton is doing better then both RE 6 and AC Liberations, in it's second week, and that's single format as well. But then again, that's really dependant on the size of the install base. Layton and RE6 probably sold units to a much smaller percentage of it's platform/s install base then AC: liberation did to the vita install base.

So relative to the vita's install base the game is doing really well. It's obvious the people like the games, Sony just needs more people on the platform.
Posted 11:55 on 05 November 2012
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rbevanx@ pblive

Oh c'mon, 14th is still rubbish.
Posted 11:43 on 05 November 2012
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pblive

Don't forget that AC Liberation is only a single format, where as RE6 is multi-format, with those formats being more widely spread and the game itself appealing to a wider audience that don't always go by game reviews.
Posted 11:41 on 05 November 2012
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MJTH

I'm surprised that not only did NFS and Forza drop so low, but that WWE 13 did so well. I wasn't aware that those games still had such a major following.

It's depressing to see AC liberation only making it to 14th. Excluding the top ten for a moment, I can understand it being beaten by RE 6 and professor Layton to some extent, but moshi monsters must be leaving sony and ubisoft sad.
Posted 11:36 on 05 November 2012

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Release Date: 19/10/2012
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