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Konami Breaks 360 Records In UK Charts

Konami Breaks 360 Records In UK Charts

October 31, 2006 | By David Jenkins

October 31, 2006 | By David Jenkins
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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 (aka Bully) 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.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormatsWeeks
1NEPro Evolution Soccer 6KonamiPS2/360/PC1
22FIFA 07EAAll Formats5
33The Sims 2 PetsEA PS2/GC/PC2
41Football Manager 2007SegaPC2
5NECanis Canem EditRockstarPS21
65Splinter Cell: Double AgentUbisoftPS2/Xb/GC/3602
74Scarface: The World Is YoursVivendiPS2/Xb/PC3
89Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07EAPS2/Xb/360/PC/PSP6
96Lego Star Wars II: The Original TrilogyActivisionAll Formats8
108CarsTHQPS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP16
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA Ltd


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