Mass Effect 3 Launch Shatters Franchise Sales Figures

By Darryl Kaye on March 12, 2012, 1:30PM EST

Mass Effect 3 has managed to shoot straight to the top of the UK video games sales charts, destroying previous sales records for for the franchise at the same time.

While Chart-Track doesn't reveal sales figures, they did state that Mass Effect 3's launch saw more copies sold than Mass Effect 1 and 2 combined. They also revealed that 73 percent of the game's boxed sales came via the Xbox 360. It looks like the prospect of continuing saves was a big draw for those who started the franchise on the Xbox 360.

Street Fighter x Tekken also launched this week, and that appeared in second ahead of last week's top dog, SSX. The Sims 3: Showtime and Unit 13 were the other two new entrants into the charts, placing 6th and 15th respectively.

This was also the first week that Battlefield 3 has dropped outside of the Top 10, but Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are still holding on in there.

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