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.