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Mass Effect 3 leading US and UK software sales in 2012

Nintendo reveals chart top 20s for the US, UK, Japan, France, Germany and Spain

The Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 was the top-selling game in the US and the UK during the first three months of the year.

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That's according to Chart-Track and NPD data revealed by Nintendo this week during a financial briefing for investors.

In the US, BioWare's title charted ahead of Just Dance 3 for Wii, Modern Warfare 3 for 360, NBA 2K12 for 360 and Modern Warfare 3 for PS3.

In the UK, FIFA 12 for 360 took second place, ahead of Just Dance 3 for Wii, FIFA Street for 360 and Battlefield 3 for 360.

One Piece Pirate Warriors for PS3 was the top-selling title in Japan during the first 16 weeks of 2012, according to retail monitor Media Create. Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Monster Hunter 3 and Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z saisei-Hen (don't ask us) rounded off the top five.

Chart top 20s for the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Spain and France can be seen in the screens attached to this article.

Nintendo also told investors that that PS3 is the top-selling console in Europe so far this year, while Xbox 360 is No.1 in the US and 3DS is the frontrunner in Japan.

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