Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3 were the best selling games in the UK throughout 2011 according to UKIE and GfK Chart-Track.
These three, alongside many of the other games that featured in the Top 10, show the power of a release late in the year. Skyrim, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Saints Row: The Third and Batman: Arkham City were also released in the similar time frame. LA Noire was the only big title to not release in this period and still feature.
The two "surprise" additions to the list were Zumba Fitness and Just Dance 3. But it will also be disappointing for the platform holders, with no first-party games appearing in the list. However, Uncharted 3 was the 4th best selling game when only considering PS3 sales and Gears of War 3 was the 5th best selling game when only considering Xbox 360 sales.
On the Nintendo DS, 1.Professor Layton And The Spectre's Call managed to outsell both Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, while Super Mario 3D Land was the best selling game on the Nintendo 3DS. Football Manager 2012 also managed to outsell Skyrim on the PC. Football Manager 2011 also managed to outsell Skyrim too, an incredible feat for Sports Interactive.