The release of Pro Evolution Soccer 6
(aka Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
) has seen Konami finally overtake Electronic Arts' FIFA
series as the most popular soccer action game in the UK. The game experienced more than 23 percent more sales than the recent FIFA 07
, despite being sold on significantly less formats.
Despite this, sales for the PlayStation 2 version were slightly below that for Pro Evolution Soccer 5
, with the difference being made up by the Xbox 360 version. Despite controversy over excised content, compared to the PlayStation 2 game, the Xbox 360 version recorded the highest first week sales of any 360 game so far in the UK - easily beating previous record holder Dead Rising
Electronic Arts easily held on to the second position in the charts though, thanks to the delayed release of the Xbox 360 version of FIFA 07
(also criticized in reviews for containing less content than the current generation versions). The new release of the Xbox 360 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
, which has faced similar complaints, also raised the overall chart position of that title.
In spite of all the hype and controversy, Rockstar's Canis Canem Edit
) debuted only at position five. Despite the large number of new releases this week, it is the only other genuine new entry in the top ten.
Other new entries in the top forty include massively multiplayer online role-playing game Guild Wars: Nightfall
at number fifteen, quiz game Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party
at number twenty-one, karaoke game SingStar Legends
at twenty-four, Mortal Kombat Armageddon
at twenty-seven, The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
at number twenty-eight and Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
at number thirty-four.
|1||NE||Pro Evolution Soccer 6||Konami||PS2/360/PC||1|
|2||2||FIFA 07||EA||All Formats||5|
|3||3||The Sims 2 Pets||EA|| PS2/GC/PC||2|
|4||1||Football Manager 2007||Sega||PC||2|
|5||NE||Canis Canem Edit||Rockstar||PS2||1|
|6||5||Splinter Cell: Double Agent||Ubisoft||PS2/Xb/GC/360||2|
|7||4||Scarface: The World Is Yours||Vivendi||PS2/Xb/PC||3|
|8||9||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07||EA||PS2/Xb/360/PC/PSP||6|
|9||6||Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy||Activision||All Formats||8|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA