Shepard sells

We doubt anyone will be surprised to learn that Mass Effect 3 has shot straight to the top of the UK charts. The Bioware developed space opera outsold all of the previous four number ones – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, UFC Undisputed 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and SSXcombined. The threequel also outsold its previous two debuts combined.

Elsewhere, Street Fighter X Tekken fought its way into third, while SSX held onto the second spot.

1. Mass Effect 3
2. SSX
3. Street Fighter x Tekken
4. FIFA 12
5. Mario Party 9
6. The Sims 3: Showtime
7. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics
8. Modern Warfare 3
9. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
10. Zumba Fitness