UK Video Game Chart: Cataclysm Challenges FIFA

Black Ops still #1.

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UK Video Game Chart: Cataclysm Challenges FIFA
Auntie didn't like it, but the UK caught World of Warcraft fever again last week as the Cataclysm expansion pack launched to a nation of recovering addicts. Unfortunately for the BBC, it seems such MMO dependance isn't as strong as initially suspected - the add-on couldn't quite top the UK Video Game Chart, settling for #3 underneath Black Ops and FIFA 11.

{1} - 1 - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Activision
{2} - 2 - FIFA 11 - EA
{NE} - 3 - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - Blizzard
{3} - 4 - Assassinís Creed: Brotherhood - Ubisoft
{4} - 5 - Gran Turismo 5 - Sony
{5} - 6 - Just Dance 2 - Ubisoft
{7} - 7 - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - EA
{NE} - 8 - Donkey Kong Country Returns - Nintendo
{10} - 9 - Professor Layton and the Lost Future - Nintendo
{9} - 10 - Wii Fit Plus - Nintendo

(Last week's position in fancy squiggly brackets - lo-tech is the best-tech)

Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country Returns was the only other new entry into the Top 10 this week, cannon-barrelling its way to #8. We're almost certain the banana initiative helped, there. As for the rest of the chart, it's business as usual from last week - Call of Duty's still #1, FIFA and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit are non-movers and everything in-between is shuffled around a position to make room for Cataclysm.

Now that almost every single game that wants to get released in 2010 is finally released, the race is on for Christmas #1. Call of Duty clinched it last year - could 2010 be Activision's year once more?

Comments

RM 14 Dec 2010 18:06
1/3
Does this include the online sales directly to Battle.net? :)
TZ 14 Dec 2010 18:37
2/3
probly not...
Steve 14 Dec 2010 22:18
3/3
Its an outdated chart really, imo, future sales will be more Digital than otherwise, as vendors such as Steam and Direct2Drive, become the 'norm' even microsoft is catching up with their own entry with 'games for windows live' in future i think shops are where you go to buy console games, PC games will be more than likely, online only.
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