UK game chart: February 11-17

Battlestations: Midway plummets as the franchises take control once more; Supreme Commander debuts well.

Even as it began to leave the post-Christmas lull behind, last week's UK all-format games chart was still heavily under the influence of franchises that have dominated for some months. FIFA 07 returned to the top of the chart, followed by fellow EA title Need for Speed Carbon and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (Winning Eleven: 2007 in the US) in second and third.

Supreme Commander was one of only two titles to breathe some life into the top 10, making its debut at four a fairly respectable achievement for a PC-only title. Budget release Little Britain slipped down to five, while Avatar: The Legend of Aang was the only other game enjoying its first week among the elite, rising from last week's chart entry at 13.

The Sims 2: Pets, last week's number one Battlestations: Midway, Sega Mega Drive Collection (Sega Genesis Collection in the US), and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition rounded out the last four places in the top 10.

This week's releases include some big hitters that will no doubt impact next week's chart. On Friday, Final Fantasy XII finally lands in the UK, open-ended action title Crackdown hits the shelves, and the PSP version of The Warriors is set to beat its way into the shops.

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97 comments
stage_2
stage_2

Heh, i bet past years's Fifa and older NFS go for like 1$

dbzboy1510
dbzboy1510

wtf pro 6 should be first respectively and okami second. fifa has been a failure for the past years and somehow people still buy it. i use to be a fifa fan but after i discovered pes i said down with fake football and to real mans game and am suprised nfs carbon is up there this time cus it was a failure also y shud i race in the dark that was a stupid idea

Steve2911
Steve2911

I hate living in the UK. Crap like Fifa and NFS are there but no REAL games! **** UK! And Little Britain, maybe the worst game ever, is in there too.

cloud1000
cloud1000

Its cos theres an infestation of chavs that buy NFS!

PenguinGlen
PenguinGlen

I have Okami too and it's also ludricous that the game isn't up there in the UK charts. I don't know what's worse: The dreaded curse of cars on the top spot for many weeks or the curse of fifa... and I agree with masterspeed4 that most chavs have helped fifa gain top spot. :(

samad5
samad5

anton10000 Am I the only one who bought Okami? No your not I've got a copy. Problem is that there's limited marketing of the game and its a single format game only despite the strength of the PS2.

zarkia
zarkia

wow - this is truly shocking. i would not want to play any of those games.

masterspeed4
masterspeed4

Fifa...the only reason it is top is cuz there is to many CHAV IN ENGLAND!!! EVERY SEND ME A MESSEGE IF YOU WANT CHAVS YOBS AND OTHER A$$HOLES OUT OF OUR COUNTRIE!!!

PenguinGlen
PenguinGlen

Everytime I check out the UK charts, the same game that is known as FIFA is No.1 ! I hate football and I hate the games even more and I know that a lot of people that live in the UK live and breath on football but this is just ridiculous! What will it take to knock this off the top spot!? With no Okami even in the top 10, you can see that a large population of the UK have no real taste when it comes to REAL games (and I live in the UK btw). :P

Shingo
Shingo

Fifa is the madden of the rest of the world

jtvbetta
jtvbetta

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GTCzeero
GTCzeero

I own FIFA, but even I think it's lasted too long in the charts, where's Okami? That game deserves a great chart position.

PelekotansDream
PelekotansDream

WTF is avatar doing there? I live in the UK and never heard of it. It got like 5.6 it seems. Man, well thats what happens when we get delays in the UK and have to wait longer for the good games.

sk8erniall
sk8erniall

i am ashamed at the UK list and im from the UK. Why football all the time, it sucks! it seems that 99% of britains have a bad taste in games, and im not in it, the only game i would consider buying in that list is lost planet. Hopefully the list will look better once ff12 is out, it SHOULD change it all and SHOULD get the number 1 spot, it probably wont though, it will probably still be football.

two-hype
two-hype

i like the game it is cool

aramitz
aramitz

I wouldn't be surprised if FFXII doesn't stay at the top spot longer than a week, marketing for it has been minimal at best. Infact I wouldn't totally dismiss brain training coming back in at some point (sad though that is). Considering there was some great games out on the PS2 this week (Okami & Godhand) seeing Sims Pets & Need For Speed is really rather sad.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I still have to give lost planet a hand.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Avatar? :lol: that was pretty unexpected

Vorador47
Vorador47

i must admit, that is a pretty embarassing list of games, i mean come on, little britain, was that really needed??? and i know i will probably get shot for this, but the show was crappy childish humour that just wasn't funny. atleast to me. the sheer amount of football games is just to be expected from the UK, but i personally cant stand football. the sims, dear god will that crap ever sod off?? feels like there has been a sims game or addon in the charts for the 5 years. but on the bright side, atleast Cars has gone

smidsy85
smidsy85

Can I just say to all the people who say soccer is crap that its the most popular game in the world period. Its only America where it isnt really played and most of your games such as ice hockey, american football and baseball are hardly played at all outside the US.

earthwormjim_3D
earthwormjim_3D

abdulgamemaster wtf are are you talking about? Also, you need to learn to form sentences with all of words needed. You also need to speak coherent English.

jammakane10
jammakane10

abdulgamemaster, you just said that people have to like games you like, and are reviewed best. i cant stand GoW, and i think crackdown should of got higher than GOW. its called freedom of speech, its there money, let em buy what they want. they think GOW is crap, you cant change that. they thing driver is good, you cant change that.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

lol. no release date was listed for Pro Evolution Soccer

Cantius
Cantius

abdulgamemaster --- What did you just say?

pigshair
pigshair

abdulgamemaster seems to be generalising much there jus cause 1 guy said gears was crap is hardly comparable to the 99% tht he said people jus like different things its there own personall opinion

anton10000
anton10000

Am I the only one who bought Okami?

abdulgamemaster
abdulgamemaster

ok 99% of people in britain have bad taste that is not being horrible its true, a guy comes in to my shop and says driver parrelell lines is an amazing game while its ok it not amazing and people say gears of war is crap i am shoked this is people whith no taste shocked, it not that fifa is bad it is a good game people having got a bloody clue which better and which is not and thier is the one percent wich includes me which knows good from bad in our games. comon little britian for goodness sake and oh yeah by the way americans pronounce football soccer that does not eman they have spelt it wrong it is just the way they pronounce it and im british not american. and oh yeah developers dont even have to try for the british public create a piece of crap and its already number one i mean 99% percent of the people who play games in england

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

why has someone posted a load of bull about low IQ... just 'cos someoone likes football doesn't meen they have a low IQ, anywho IQ is just a number that says how much rubbish ya know so it's pretty pointless in itself... although i will admit it sucks that there isn't a better game at the top of the charts... next month i bet that FF12 will be at/around the topspot... europe release on friday YEAH!!!

AA7
AA7

Battlestation midway is a great game, to anyone who hasnt tried it out.....try it out.

nravasi
nravasi

"Soccer is a game for low IQ idiots!!!!" So that means that about 1/5 of the world population has low IQ.

TTDog
TTDog

"CadeFlayer: Those might be multi-platfrom titles but only the PS2 versions have big sales and that's why only the PS2 versions are in the top ten." Wrong, an ALL-FORMATS chart includes sales for all format, Fifa 07 isn't there on PS2 sales alone, nor are the other games listed as PS2, why do so many people find the ALL-FORMATS bit so hard to understand? If it were just one version they'd only list one version on the right hand side as related games.

Vampire_Turtle
Vampire_Turtle

Why are there such rubbish games on here, why is there no Gears but im glad LP made it in. OMG sad... sad... sad... why a little britain game. ;( Vampire_turtle (UK)

Anteraan
Anteraan

NFS: Carbon #2??? What a piece of garbage that is. Then again, these same people like soccer enough to throw urine and blood bombs onto opposing fans and start riots about once a week, so go figure.

saugh
saugh

And now World of Warcraft has gone. Good show I say. "Soccer is a game for low IQ idiots!!!!" Says the guy who can't pronounce the name right. Its called Football.

blacktorn
blacktorn

omfg what is the ps2 fifa 07 still doing there!?!

jtvbetta
jtvbetta

Soccer is a game for low IQ idiots!!!!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Why is it always rubbish in the UK top 10?

zsc4
zsc4

The UK chart is not that interesting like usual, in fact all charts are pretty useless.

CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

Those might be multi-platfrom titles but only the PS2 versions have big sales and that's why only the PS2 versions are in the top ten. PS2 still dominates the UK.