Mass Effect 3 is well on the way to recouping development costs having gone straight to number one in the UK software charts in its opening week.
GfK Chart-Track stated that week one sales of the trilogy’s finale were higher than those of the first two games combined. However, it’s important to note that Mass Effect 3 is the first in the series to be released on 360, PS3 and PC on day one.
Read our glowing review of Mass Effect 3 . We’ve also got a break down of our top ten Mass Effect characters .
Two other new releases made it into the top ten, one was Capcom brilliant beat ’em up mash-up, (read our ). Despite having to go up against the Mass Effect 3 behemoth, it managed a very respectable third. The other was The Sims 3: Showtime expansion which entered in sixth (making four of the top 10 EA games).
Last week’s number one, , continued to sale well moving down just one place to second.
UK all-format top 10 software chart (by ChartTrack):
Mass Effect 3 (EA)
Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom)
FIFA 12 (EA)
Mario Party 9 (Nintendo)
The Sims 3: Showtime (EA)
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
Zumba Fitness (505 Games)