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 Ghostbusters  Debuts At Number Four In U.K.

Ghostbusters Debuts At Number Four In U.K.

June 22, 2009 | By Kris Graft

June 22, 2009 | By Kris Graft
More: Console/PC

Sony-published Ghostbusters: The Video Game for PlayStation 3 has debuted in Chart-Track's top 10 games for the week by unit sales in the U.K., but Activision's Prototype and Electronic Arts' The Sims 3 maintained dominance.

For the week ended June 20, Ghostbusters for PS3 debuted in the number four spot on the SKU-specific charts, which lists each version of a game separately.

Currently, Ghostbusters is only available in the U.K. for Sony's PS3 -- Atari inked a deal with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, which is publishing the game in the territory. There is currently no publisher announced for the Xbox 360 or Wii versions of the game in PAL territories.

Leading the charts on a SKU-specific basis for the third week in a row was EA's The Sims 3, whose unit sales dropped 49 percent from the previous week. Following behind The Sims 3 was the Xbox 360 version of Prototype, which debuted earlier this month.

EA's Grand Slam Tennis for Wii, the Nintendo-published DS game Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and the discounted Call of Duty: World at War for Xbox 360 made top 10 returns this week after falling off the chart in weeks prior.

Falling out of the top 10 from the previous week were Nintendo's Pokemon Platinum for DS, THQ's UFC 2009: Undisputed for Xbox 360 and PS3, and Sony's PS3-exclusive Infamous.

While The Sims 3 topped the charts on a SKU-specific basis, the combined sales of the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of Prototype pushed the title to the top of the all-platform charts, which combines all versions of a particular game. Chart-Track said sales of Prototype were divided 61 percent, 36 percent, and 3 percent between the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions, respectively.

With Prototype's performance this week, it's the first time this year that Activision Blizzard has had an all-platform number one game, Chart-Track noted.

Below are the unit sales rankings for individual platforms for the week ended June 20:

11The Sims 3EAPC
22PrototypeActivision BlizzardXbox 360
33Wii FitNintendoWii
NEW4Ghostbusters: The Video GameSonyPS3
65PrototypeActivision BlizzardPS3
56EA Sports ActiveEAWii
127Grand Slam TennisEAWii
178Professor LaytonNintendoNintendo
49Red Faction: GuerrillaTHQXbox 360
1510Call of Duty: World At WarActivision BlizzardXbox 360

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2009 ELSPA Ltd

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