Club Football kicks into best-seller charts on launch weekend.

Codemasters' range of team-specific Club Football games arrived to massive success this weekend, achieving number 2 in the Top 40 All-Formats Chart.

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Club Football kicks into best-seller charts on launch weekend.
The range for PlayStation 2 and Xbox launched on Friday and its chart placing reflects just three days worth of retail sales. The most successful titles in the range at the weekend were Manchester United Club Football, Arsenal Club Football, Liverpool FC Club Football, Rangers Club Football and Celtic Club Football.

"It's an incredible performance for the Club Football range making it the most successful launch of a new football title in the market," says Mike Hayes, Codemasters' Marketing Director.

"This immediate chart-placing over the first weekend proves that the innovative team-specific approach, coupled with a great game, has made Club Football the new major force in football gaming."

Adds Neil Ralley, Codemasters' Sales Director: "Retailers who really understood and supported the Club Football range concept have been hugely rewarded with a stunning performance at launch weekend.

"We are immensely appreciative for their support and further encouraged by the volume of immediate re-orders and additional commitments to promote the range through the Christmas period."

Codemasters continues to support the Club Football range through the winter, including a TV advertising campaign launching this weekend on ITV1's The Premiership and on Champions League matches.

The Club Football range is the biggest development and publishing project ever in football video games with 17 individual, football team specific video games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox across Europe.

Supporters of top English, Scottish and European clubs can realise their dreams and get on the pitch with the only official video game for their club.

At UK retail, the priority games are:
Manchester United Club Football
Liverpool FC Club Football
Arsenal Club Football
Celtic Club Football
Rangers Club Football
Leeds United Club Football
Chelsea Club Football
Aston Villa Club Football
Real Madrid Club Football.

Each game is the official video game of each club and delivers an unprecedented amount of detail, official content, and bespoke club-specific content wrapped in a seriously playable game of football.

Delivering the ultimate football action game experience for each club's fans, the range is now available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox (RRP 39.99). Further information on each game, along with the new videos and game screenshots, can be found on the website at: www.codemasters.co.uk/clubfootball