The first UK Games Charts are in of the year, with Electronic Arts' FIFA 09
kicking off the new year as it spent Christmas - at Number 1.
Despite a 41% drop in sales, it bumps Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: World at War
from the top spot. CoD: World at War
sits at Number 2 with a 50% drop in sales. Before the charts start to sound all gloomy with sales dropping off we might as well just tell you - it's January, sales on everything are down. Everything bar Nintendo's 100 Classic Book Collection
, which we'll get to in a bit.
A 50% drop in sales might seem dramatic, but what's left is still enough to keep EA's Need for Speed: Undercover
well at bay, with the racer sitting 5,000 sales behind World at War
at Number 3.
All in all, Activision sees the new year in well, with Guitar Hero: World Tour
up from Number 7 to Number 4. Quantum of Solace
also hangs in there, dropping one place to lurk just inside the Top 10 at Number 9.
SEGA's Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
fares well, up from Number 9 to Number 5 over a year after its release. It has dislodged Wii Play
to get there, putting Nintendo's peripheral seller at Number 6. The title replaces Mario Kart Wii
as Nintendo's current best seller, with the kart racer down four places (and 60%) to Number 8. That makes it one place behind Ubisoft's Far Cry 2
, which has burned its way (procedurally, no doubt) back into the Top 10. It's up four places from Number 11 to Number 7.
Sonic gets a second look-in on the Charts at the murky depths of the Top 10. SEGA's Sonic Unleashed
holds steady at Number 10.
Then, as the one title that sees a jump in sales, we have 100 Classic Book Collection making its first Top 40 appearance at Number 27.
A point of interest for keen Chart watchers - this week marks the début of budget Wii and DS Charts. Interesting that the PS3 got a budget Chart before the Wii did...
Next week... nothing whatsoever is coming out. It's January!
You can see the Top 10 in full below. The previous week's position is in brackets.
(2) - 1
- FIFA 09
- EA Sports
(1) - 2
- Call Of Duty: World At War
(3) - 3
- Need For Speed: Undercover
- EA Games
(7) - 4
- Guitar Hero: World Tour
(9) - 5
- Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games
(5) - 6
- Wii Play
- Far Cry 2
(4) - 8
- Mario Kart Wii
(8) - 9
- Quantum Of Solace
(10) - 10
- Sonic Unleashed