UK charts: FIFA 11 launch 3rd biggest in history

FIFA 11‘s debut last week brought the thunder; the EA title took the #1 spot on the UK’s all-formats chart, slipping past recent big releases F1 2010, Dead Rising 2 and Halo: Reach without trouble.

According to data collector GFK Chart-Track, the game’s launch was the third biggest the country’s ever seen, also making it the biggest FIFA title EA’s ever released. Number one and two remain Modern Warfare 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV.

Not much excitement otherwise; the only other newcomer of the week was the Complete Edition of Assassin’s Creed II, which took #15.

Top 20 follows.

1. FIFA 11
2. F1 2010
3. Dead Rising 2
4. Halo: Reach
5. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
6. PGA Tour 11
7. Sports Champions
8. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
9. Toy Story 3
10. Civilization V
11. Mafia II
12. Just Dance
13. Red Dead Redemption
14. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
15. Assassin’s Creed II: Complete Editin
16. Wii Sports Resort
17. Super Mario Galaxy 2
18. Art Academy
19. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
20. Modern Warfare 2