Five of the top ten selling games in the UK this week are soccer titles, with the latest iterations of the UKís favorite franchises all performing well. Topping both the individual unit and multiformat sales charts, sales for Konamiís Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
are only slightly down on the previous year.
Usually a critical favorite, this yearís iteration has had more mixed reviews than usual - with the PlayStation 3 version in particular coming in for some criticism for an uneven frame rate.
It is not clear what effect this may have had on sales, with the PlayStation 2 version accounting for 42 percent of all sales of the title (down from 73 percent at the same time last year). The Xbox 360 version saw 30 percent of overall sales, the PlayStation 3 26 percent and the PC version, which did not chart in the top forty, 2 percent.
Despite the competition, FIFA 08
is still at number two in the multiformat charts, with combined sales of all versions of the title actually up by 14 percent. Sega and Sports Interactiveís Football Manager 2008
on PC saw sales drop by 38 percent, though, while The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
sales dipped by 11 percent and The Orange Box
fell by 40 percent.
Wii exclusive Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
made its debut in the UK charts at number seven, amid reports that Nintendo of Europe has undershipped the game, with many stores receiving smaller allocations of stock. Also appearing in the top ten for the first time is Disney Interactiveís High School Musical: Makiní The Cut!
on Nintendo DS, which rises six places to number nine.
There are no other genuine new entries in the top forty, although THQís Drawn to Life
on Nintendo DS finally makes the chart at number twenty-nine, several weeks after its initial release, and the Wii version of Ratatouille re-enters at number thirty.
|1||NE||Pro Evolution Soccer 2008||Konami||PS2|
|2||NE||Pro Evolution Soccer 2008||Konami||360|
|3||NE||Pro Evolution Soccer 2008||Konami||PS3|
|4||1||Football Manager 2008||Sega||PC|
|5||2||The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass||Nintendo||DS|
|7||NE||Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Nintendo||Wii|
|9||15||High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!||Disney||DS|
|10||3||The Orange Box||EA||360|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA