UK game charts: December 17-23

Need for Speed Carbon tussles with FIFA 07 to regain the number one spot.

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Electronic Arts has had another good run at the registers for the week of December 17-23, with Need for Speed Carbon and FIFA 07 again jockeying for position on the UK all-formats chart. EA's latest racer outsold its football game to move back into the top slot for the week. Slightly further down the charts, Pro Evolution Soccer 6, Call of Duty 3, The Sims 2: Pets, and WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 all changed places within spots three to six.

There was one new entry for the week, Sega's Sonic Rivals on the PlayStation Portable at 38, and several reentries, including Ubisoft's Red Steel for the Wii at 34 and Nintendo's Big Brain Academy for the DS at 37.

The highest climber of the week was Eragon, which rose 15 places to 24, no doubt buoyed by the film's theatrical release in the UK. Conversely, the biggest loser of the week was Bratz: Forever Diamonds, which fell 10 places to 27.

As more console units hit the shops, many Wii titles were on the rise, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess--up one place to 11--and Rayman Raving Rabbids, which reentered the chart at 32.

Discussion

65 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

I expected God of War to be #1

bock_777
bock_777

Yeah alot of you are saying people in the UK are fukin stupid and the charts have crap games and Im from the UK and I totally agree with you. The charts are always Fifa and NFS and some crap movie port game, its always the same. We aint all like that, I hate that shiit GOW and COD3 should be way up there.

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

where is Thrillville? i work at an EB Games and i sell more Thrillville games than any other game currently on store shelves

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

mrjasler: Yep, just like how people in America really love shooters and how people in Japan like...RPGs and sims!

mrjasler
mrjasler

RaiKageRyu .. I did see that it says PS2 platform on the charts.. but that is actually a mistake of gamespots.. this is an All FORMATS chart.. Big difference.... If you go to other gaming sites you will see the same list and they will say All Formats.. so either gamespot is right and all the other sites are wrong or the other way around.. One thing to point out in the UK is that they love racing games.. GOW is a better game than carbon.. but it's not a racing game. People have to understand that there is great interest in racing games.. and their will always be interest.

CrispyLog
CrispyLog

Amazing, the PS2 is in more homes in the UK than any other console and yet people are still surprised when it's new games outsell games on the Wii which is rarer than rocking horse ****

fel_rossi
fel_rossi

Eu já marquei no pd... e vo ... e quero ver de quem ganha do meu corvet

okassar
okassar

People in the UK always seem to concentrate on pretty bad games,at the most,OK games. Why is Need for Speed Carbon one of their best sellers?

eric2mrng
eric2mrng

i'd take pro evo over fifa anyday.. the only reason pes6 aint on top of fifa is because of the name licensing.. dont believe gears of war is behind happy feet! thats just weird.

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

I'm surprised the #1 game isn't some flavor of soccer anymore. NFS Carbon on the 360 isn't really that good, I guess the PS2 version has some merit to it after all.

War-Tex
War-Tex

nfs carbon on the top?...there are no games for the ps2 worth playing these days.

zekere
zekere

Jeezes time for some stoneage Brittains to go next-gen

madrunner
madrunner

Pro Evolution Soccer 6 beats FIFA 07 by far.... fifa doesn't even make a scratch on pes 6.....you in USA may now it as winning eleven, but its not tottally the same...if u think of playing a football game (im not going to say soccer) u better play pes 6 or winning eleven (i think the last one is the 11th)...if u dont accept my opinion u may purchase both fifa and pes or win...ven and ull see....

vjso2
vjso2

Good for NFS. I believe their games are great, but not greater than FIFA. I have both games, and FIFA 07 in my book beats out NFS by a long shot.

Irve
Irve

well if your in the UK Teletext on BBC2 ( page 550 )shows all the individual charts so you can sumise from that if FIFA is No 1 on PS2 and NFS no 2 that a fair percetage of the sales are on other formats.... However beware because the person that writes those pages is shamefully bad ... they even game superman returns a glowing review .... it's as ilinformed as the games pages of some of the 'Lads' mags !

SwedBear
SwedBear

Re: RaiKageRyu I see what youa re talking about now (didn't notice it first) but I wonder if it is just the GameSpot system that requiers them to list a plattform for each game. Up until now the UK chart has always lumped together all format of a game when making up the chart. So for instance the NFS:Carbon scores include sales for all plattforms. I would be very surprised if they changed it just now. Do you ahve any links saying that? Because that would be interesting. I can see why this kind of summarized chart is interesting but at the same time it is making it hard for single-plattform games to make a serious attempt to beat EA's various games that come out on every possible plattform. Cool that Zelda still managed to come in at 11 although that also includes the few Cube versions they sold.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

RE:mrjasler You need to look at this chart again. Obviously you missed the fact this counts titles for thier respective platforms only. NFS:Carbon is number 1 not because it sold on all platforms but it sold better on the PS2 alone than Gears of War for the 360.

BraindeadRacr
BraindeadRacr

Need for Speed: Carbon does well. EA did a good job with that game.

azizrulez
azizrulez

mrjasler you missed call of duty 3 its for the 360 as well

aramitz
aramitz

Now all the little prehormonal girls have got there pink Nintendo DS's included with 'the game with Chris Tarrant on' hopefully it'll go away and never come back. Also I hope some people in this country bought a 360 this holiday so it doesn't look like we're living in a technological stone age (chart full of PS2 games)!. What MLPA or whoever does the charts should do is have one games chart with EA and another without. Obviously the chart minus the EA titles would be the /real/ gaming chart.

NightRain
NightRain

I don't know why Carbon is so much loved in UK. It's not spectacular. There are far better games...

holenjd
holenjd

I just gotta say EA dropped the ball with CARBON. The bad frame rates on the XBOX 360 version just sucks the excitement out of the races. COME ON EA!!

mrjasler
mrjasler

I think what people here fail to realise is that GOW is only on xbox360.. if it were released on as many platforms as NFS Carbon then it probably would be number 1. That is not possible though as it wouldn't be that good if it was ported to the other platforms. People have to realise here that games like Carbon and Fifa are made to work on all platforms .. unlike GOW which is heavily dependent on the power of the 360.

ShadowBass989
ShadowBass989

Carbons ok, im more suprised to see all those games made after movies, r they really n e good??? im confused.

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

need for speed carbon sux!! i played it for 2 days and took it back Gears of War is the real deal that game will live on forever...

faridmon
faridmon

brain training outsells GeoW, dude thats awsome, behold the mighty power of Nintendo, even teh graphical power couldn't save GeoW.

Doolum
Doolum

love for the Penguins.

Lanfeix
Lanfeix

well we know why the wii didnt turn up (not in the multiplates) their where 50,000 units @ launch and it was launched on the 8th of DEC. not enought wii's were sold @ the time to get it into the top ten. I hate the European market, all we seam to get is the lame multiplates fransise and even they turn up 3 months after the usa and japan (except for Fifa, but which other nation would love a game which origanted from two villages having a riot with a pigs bladder). brain age is still up there sure it was good about a 9 months, but it still wont go away. all the good DS launches have all been put back to next year because of the wii. hey wii even got half it launch titles pushed back ... I want tramua center ;(

Pangster007
Pangster007

As someone from the UK, this chart really lets me down. (sigh)

max_stoned
max_stoned

happy feet and penguin club lol , kids are not so lame....

Kurtisadei
Kurtisadei

who the heck would buy happry feet?!?!??!

diablobasher
diablobasher

Rainbow six Vegas has been out a while now here. I don't like it, and neither does the rest of britain from the looks of things. I do not like that chart. I've seen far too many copies of NFS:Carbon while at work, it makes me sick. Oh well, at least there are a couple good games on that list. People, people, please. Get it right. There are no PS3 titles up there because there IS NO PS3 in europe. There are no Wii titles up there because they are hard to get hold of, and even then, chavs will buy enough copies of NFS:Carbon to outsell it 10-1

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Wow, did Rainbow 6 Vegas not get released in the UK yet? Don't get me wrong COD 3 is a fine game and all but once you get to play R6 your circle strafing days will be over.

datniccah187
datniccah187

Need for Speed number one in the UK. I never really got into that series. But its pretty good i guess.

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

the ps3 and wii titles aren't up there because not a lot of people have a ps3 and wii.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

They are good games but i wouldn't have NFS Carbon as the #1!

magrappy
magrappy

Most good games had sold out at this point, especilly Wii titles.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

neato....but how is brain age still on the list? lol...guess the uk cant get enough of that game or they are really....er....not smart...haha...j/k :P....and how did happy feet beat gears of war? :S

toxicmog
toxicmog

football and naff need for speed. Wow what tatse we brits have :roll:

TryMe01
TryMe01

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is still on this chart. Wow...

galerian86
galerian86

with the current gen already started,xpecially the 360 ( a year head start )... thought not gonna see ps2 games to fill 1st n 2nd... at least there are current gen`s games up there...

CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

Sony continues to rightfully own the charts while also having the highest quality games. PS2 = PURE WIN.

JeTGoDLiKe
JeTGoDLiKe

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comthitnuong
comthitnuong

gears of war should be ashamed that it was outsold by happy feet