Far Cry 3 opens 2013 atop the UK chart

Meanwhile, no single Wii U exclusive game breaks the top 40

Ubisoft's acclaimed first-person shooter Far Cry 3 has entered 2013 at the top of the UK all format charts.


Due to discount promotion across retail, Far Cry 3 title was Britain's best seller during the final week of 2012, bringing an end to Call of Duty Black Ops 2's six-week spell atop the charts.

Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot claimed that the Far Cry 3 delay in production had significantly improved the title's quality.

"Far Cry 3 has achieved among the best playtest scores in Ubisoft's history, confirming the game's outstanding quality," he said.

CVG's Far Cry 3 review said the title was one of the best of 2012.

Elsewhere in the charts, Electronic Arts' FIFA 13 climbed to second place, while Square Enix's Hitman: Absolution slipped to fourth.

Meanwhile, Nintendo's executive circle could be looking at the chart with concern, as no single Wii U exclusive title managed to break the top 40 during the week.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats), Week 52

  1. Far Cry 3
  2. FIFA 13
  3. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
  4. Hitman: Absolution
  5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  6. Just Dance 4
  7. Halo 4
  8. Assassin's Creed 3
  9. Lego The Lord of the Rings
  10. Forza Horizon