Battlefield 3 - Xbox 360 version dominates UK sales

Game outperforms Medal of Honor's launch week by 2:1

The Xbox 360 versions of Battlefield 3 took the lion's share of UK sales in the game's chart-topping opening week.


The Xbox 360 versions of the regular and limited editions of the game accounted for 53 percent of total sales, according to data from Chart Track.

Here are the figures provided by the sales monitor with this morning's chart: XB360 (43), PS3 (29), XB360 (10), PC (10).

Given that two Xbox 360 sales figures were provided, the remaining eight percent of sales unaccounted for were presumably generated by one of the two PS3 versions of the game, giving the platform a 37 percent share. There's only a single retail PC version of the shooter.

Chart Track said the game begins life as the tenth biggest UK All Formats week one seller in terms of units and the ninth by revenue. It outsold Medal of Honor's 2010 first week total by 2:1.

"In fact, adding up all 17 Battlefield games week 1 sales since Battlefield 1942 in 2002 shows us that Battlefield 3 has outsold the cumulative week 1 sales of all of these combined," Chart Track added.

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