Perhaps this won’t come as the biggest surprise in the world, but it’s been revealed that Modern Warfare 3 was the biggest selling game of 2011.
The annual chart, compiled by GFK Chart-Track and UKIE, shows MW3 generated £83 million in its first week on sale, with EA’s FIFA 12, which took second place, being followed on the list by Battlefield 3 in third and Zumba Fitness in fourth.
Bethesda Skyrim took fifth place in the annual chart, Ubisoft took sixth and seventh with Just Dance 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
Rounding up the top ten was L.A. Noire, Saints Row: The Third and Batman: Arkham City.
“In a year when overall consumer spending was down, the launch of so many high-quality titles showed that there was still strength in the UK’s boxed-product games market,” said new UKIE CEO Jo Twist.
“However, whilst the boxed product market still remains a key revenue stream, digital is where much future growth lies and it is therefore vital that we understand the size of this market. UKIE’s Digital Charts, launching this year, will be a step towards measuring digital revenues. I’d urge all games developers and publishers who want to get involved in creating these charts to join UKIE’s digital group.”