Bloody Hell! It's here! The 'much coveted' Christmas Number 1 in the Gfk Chart-Track all formats UK video game charts is in. Hold on a second. Isn't coveting things around Xmas time blasphemous or somesuch. Let's start that again.
Electronic Arts' FIFA '09
soccer-kicking video game has - as we suggested it would be
while the professionals had COD: WaW
down for the top spot - gained the Xmas Number 1 position. Ha!
According to Chart-Track the footy game saw an 89% rise in sales in the past week to attain supremacy. Just the sort of 'monumental effort' required according to Ladbrokes' spokesman, Nick Weinberg.
Also, according to CT, "EA’s Need for Speed: Undercover
makes sure of holding on to the No4 position as retailer discounting helps sales climb 27%". Frankly, having played it (here's our review, "Why, in a world where Burnout Paradise
exists would anybody feel the need to make this crap, let alone buy it. 42.3%), we can't see how it got to Number 44.
Nintendo can be proud of its achievement however. When you look at the chart - below this tale - you'll see that 50% of the Top 10 comprises Nintendo games. That's versus one from Eidos; two from EA; and two from ActiBlizz (or BlizzyVision or ActiVendi or whatever the hell it's calling itself today).
We were going to bother talking about what's coming out next week... but frankly, you'll all be playing Tomb Raider Underworld
on the Xbox 360 that your aunty bought you.
(3) - 1 - FIFA '09
(1) - 2 - Call of Duty: World at War
(2) - 3 - Mario Kart Wii
(4) - 4 - Need For Speed Undercover
(5) - 5 - Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
(7) - 6 - Wii Play
(RE) - 7 - Quantum of Solace
(RE) - 8 - Professor Layton and the Curious Village
(10) - 9 - Tomb Raider Underworld
(8) - 10 - Wii Fit