Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 1, 2014
arrowPress Releases
September 1, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


UK Charts Dominated By  World Of WarCraft
UK Charts Dominated By World Of WarCraft
January 23, 2007 | By David Jenkins

January 23, 2007 | By David Jenkins
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



Although there was only one major new release in the UK last week, the first expansion for the hugely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of WarCraft has dominated the charts.

Despite being released on a Tuesday instead of the more traditional Friday, it narrowly missed out (by under one thousand units) on beating the record for the fastest ever selling PC title in the UK, currently held by Eidos’ Championship Manager 04.

The Burning Crusade’s success has still been remarkable, though, accounting for 30 percent of all PC titles sold during the week – although this is again lower than Championship Manager 04’s record of 40 percent in April 2003. The expansion outsold the original World of WarCraft’s launch week by a factor of almost 4 to 1, a unique feat for any expansion.

Other movement in the chart has been limited, with Lost Planet and WarioWare moving down only one space – although Capcom’s Xbox 360 title outsold its rival by more than 2 to 1. As the current snooker championships continue on UK television, Sega’s official tie-in saw sales rise by 44 percent, to launch it into the top ten at number six.

As well as the original version of World of WarCraft re-entering at number twenty-eight, the top forty also contains a number of PC “super budget” titles, which have become a regular feature of the post-Christmas chart in the UK. eGames’ Galaxy of Games Red debuted as high as number twenty-four, with arcade conversion Sega Rally from GSP at number twenty-seven and Puppy Luv at number thirty-one.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatsWeeks
1NEWorld of WarCraft: The Burning CrusadeVivendiPC1
21Lost Planet: Extreme ConditionCapcom3602
32WarioWare: Smooth MovesNintendoWii2
43FIFA 07EAPS2/Xb/GC/360/PC/GBA/DS/PSP17
54Pro Evolution Soccer 6KonamiPS2/360/PC/PSP13
617World Snooker Championship 2007SegaPS2/360/PSP2
75Need for Speed CarbonEAAll Formats12
810Call of Duty 3ActivisionPS2/Xb/360/Wii11
97The Sims 2 PetsEA PS2/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP14
106Canis Canem EditRockstarPS213
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA Ltd


Related Jobs

Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[08.30.14]

Senior AI Engineer
Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[08.30.14]

Lead Tools Engineer - Infinity Ward
AtomJack
AtomJack — Seattle, Washington, United States
[08.29.14]

Level Designer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank , California, United States
[08.29.14]

Senior Engine Programmer










Comments



none
 
Comment: