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UK Charts:  Football Manager  Rules,  DJ Hero  Debuts At No. 20

UK Charts: Football Manager Rules, DJ Hero Debuts At No. 20

November 2, 2009 | By Kris Graft

November 2, 2009 | By Kris Graft
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Sega's Football Manager 2010 debuted at the top of the UK's retail video game charts this week, while Activision's rhythm game DJ Hero left a shaky impression, coming in at number 20 on Chart-Track's all-platforms list for the week ended October 31.

DJ Hero is Activision's latest major entry into the music game category. The title comes bundled with a turntable controller to help simulate the real-life experience.

It's that peripheral that may be at the root of the lukewarm UK debut. The controller makes the bundle relatively expensive, as UK retailers Game and Zavvi, for example, currently list DJ Hero for 89.99, marked down from an RRP of 99.99. Currently available for Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the title is garnering strong reviews from critics, nevertheless.

Football Manager 2010 is developed by Sports Interactive for PC, and joins fellow soccer games FIFA 10 from Electronic Arts and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 from Konami in the top five on the all-platforms rankings, which lumps together sales of all versions of a given game.

Wii Fit Plus from Nintendo managed to capture the number two slot on the all-platforms list, despite having only appeared on one platform. Its predecessor, Wii Fit, still cracked the top 20 coming in at number 17.

Other new titles on the all-platforms top 10 list this week include Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, the retail disc which includes the GTA IV expansions Lost and Damned and the new Ballad of Gay Tony. Namco's Tekken 6 debuted at number eight.

UK All Platforms Chart

Football Manager 2010 (Sega)
Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
FIFA 10 (EA)
Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft)
PES 2010 (Konami)
GTA: Episodes From Liberty City (Take-Two)
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega)
Tekken 6 (Namco)
Borderlands (2K Games)
Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)

UK Individual Platforms Charts

On Chart-Track's rankings by individual versions of titles, it Football Manager 2010 for PC that led the roster, managing to outsell Wii Fit Plus. The PS3 version of Tekken 6 outsold its Xbox 360 counterpart, coming in at number 10 and 15, respectively. The top-selling version of DJ Hero was the Xbox 360 version, which came in at number 31.

Football Manager 2010 (Sega, PC)
Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii)
Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
GTA: Episodes From Liberty City (Take-Two, Xbox 360)
Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii)
FIFA 10 (EA, Xbox 360)
PES 2010 (Konami, PS3)
FIFA 10 (EA, PS3)
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega, Wii)
Tekken 6 (Namco, PS3)


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