SSX reaches peak of UK sales chart

EA's snowboarding revival game SSX has positioned itself at the summit of the UK all-formats sales chart in its debut week.

The acclaimed Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title has become the first SSX title ever to debut at number one in the official GfK-ChartTrack rankings, more than doubling the first-week sales of the previous top performer SSX 3 back in 2003.

A five-year wait for the new SSX helped the winter sports extravaganza to pip its EA stablemate FIFA 12 to top spot, though the ever-popular football game also had an impressive week, climbing two places back up to second.

Third place went to another debutant, Nintendo's Mario Party 9 for Wii, while PlayStation Vita hit Uncharted: Golden Abyss placed fourth, having topped the charts last week.

Other top-selling titles included the likes of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, UFC Undisputed 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Next week will see a number of big new games hitting shelves, including crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken and Nintendo 3DS stealth adventure Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.

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Release Date: 05/03/2012