The Charts: Assassin's Creed - Kicked Ass or Ass Kicked?

Sales take a new year hit

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The Charts: Assassin's Creed - Kicked Ass or Ass Kicked?
It's official, 2008 is here ? so says Chart-Track and the UK All Formats chart. Every game in the All Formats Top 40 loses sales this week, with Ubisoft's Assassin?s Creed taking the worst hit, losing 70% and the Number 1 spot.

Electronic Arts' FIFA 08 moves in to fill the vacuum at Number 1, occupying the same position as it did at this point last year.

Activision's Call of Duty 4 also climbs up a spot to Number 2, with EA's The Simpsons Game following suit and climbing a place to Number 3.

Number 4 is where Assassin's Creed's sales drop has landed it. Other movers and shakers in the Top 10 are SEGA's The Golden Compass and THQ's WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008. They switch places, with Smackdown Vs Raw climbing the Charts cage from Number 10 to Number 7 and The Golden Compass (or Northern Lights, as a certain SPOnGer - who dislikes Americans changing book titles for movies - belligerently insist on calling it) doing the opposite.

Otherwise, the Top 10 is static. You can see it below, then head over to SPOnG's Charts Page for the Top 40 in full.

Next week... well, don't expect anything dramatic, with the only new release lined up being Buzz! The Schools Quiz for the PS2.

(2) 1 FIFA 08 EA Sport
(3) 2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision
(4) 3 The Simpsons Game EA Games
(1) 4 Assassin's Creed Ubisoft
(5) 5 Need For Speed: Prostreet EA Games
(6) 6 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami
(10) 7 The Golden Compass SEGA
(8) 8 More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima Nintendo
(9) 9 Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock Activision
(7) 10 WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 THQ

(Actually, the more probable reason is that there are already seven movies with the title Northern Lights. So, stop being such a snob. Sensible Ed.)

Comments

SuperSaiyan4 8 Jan 2008 11:05
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If Assassins Creed was to be reduced to say 20 I am sure it would easily hit no.1 again, I guess this counts for any of those titles really, if they offer it cheaper people will buy it. I already had the game before and it was superb.

Isnt Heroes of might and magic supposed to be out next friday? Or has that been delayed again??
Spinface 8 Jan 2008 17:16
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
Isnt Heroes of might and magic supposed to be out next friday? Or has that been delayed again??


It has. The new date just came in - February 8th.
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