UK game charts: December 24-30

FIFA 07 back on top for the end of 2006; holiday sales promotions help other titles to leap back up.

EA Sports' football title FIFA 07 ended the year on a high note, returning to the top of the UK all-formats chart for the week of December 24-30. It is the eighth time the game has held the top spot, the most of any title in a calendar year since the 10-week stint at the top for Medal of Honor Frontline, also an Electronic Arts title, in 2002.

The previous week's top seller, Need for Speed Carbon, dropped to number three, while Pro Evolution Soccer 6 was close on the heels of its competition, coming in second for the week.

The New Year sales have seen many games discounted in UK stores, leading to lots of resurgent titles in the charts as bargain hunters snapped up deals. These included Canis Canem Edit (Bully in the US), which jumped 12 places back up the charts to eight; Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, up 10 spots to 12; and Tomb Raider: Legend, which was also the highest climber of the week, up 26 places to 13.

Meanwhile, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess sold out for the Wii, slowing sales of the title, which dropped out of the top 40 completely from number 11 the week before. In fact, no Wii-exclusive titles were in the all-formats charts for the week. Other end-of-year sliders included Midway's Happy Feet, down 14 to 21, and Eidos' Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Party Edition, down nine to 23.

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theKSMM
theKSMM

Shame that got knocked off just because somebody didn't make/order enough copies.

ll_jun10r_ll
ll_jun10r_ll

its called soccer, footballs the man sport...next to samoan rugby

death_burnout
death_burnout

like i have said too many times beofre you have all probably got tired of it this is the bad thing about gaming in the UK...chavs, now i know people get angry at me for saying that, but its true, i have written proof that that is all they care for, football, NFS and GTA oh yeah and BLACK now this isnt the sole reason why football is at top, its because the whole nation is obsessed about it and adults buy it too, personally i dont care for football, i hate it

Sharvie
Sharvie

Why would they release the American charts on GS UK :?

okassar
okassar

First everyone's like"ooo ooo motion sensing",but now Wii's taking alot of hits,although the promises were kept.All the titles up on that list are good except the Tiger Woods,I hate that series(no insult to the pro though).

terdoo
terdoo

Uk is big on soccer so thats no sureprise....but seriusly bring the USA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA charts back please.

360wishlist
360wishlist

WHERE THE HELL ARE THE AMERICAN CHARTS ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE THEY RELEASED THE AMERICAN CHARTS!!!!!!

Buttmonkey9000
Buttmonkey9000

Yeah - expect FIFA 07 to be at #1.... It's a great game! :)

DanC1989
DanC1989

Camreeno: WE and PES are one and the same. We just get it much, much earlier ;)

death_burnout
death_burnout

like i have said too many times beofre you have all probably got tired of it this is the bad thing about gaming in the UK...chavs, now i know people get angry at me for saying that, but its true, i have written proof that that is all they care for, football, NFS and GTA oh yeah and BLACK now this isnt the sole reason why football is at top, its because the whole nation is obsessed about it and adults buy it too, personally i dont care for football, i hate it

diablobasher
diablobasher

skullcrusher_ad: They certainly are, making ignorant comments like that one. Casuals outweigh gamers 10 to 1 in the UK, and they ALL love football, so you do the math. As much as i hate this list, it does not accuratly reflect the games anyone with an ounce of brainpower is buying, certainly not Fifa, PES or Cars anyhow, NFS:Carbon and WWE should also be stricken from the roster, god knows i've passed enough copies at work, makes me want to vomit. At least Gears and Canis Canem Edit (Bully) are somewhat worth playing. Brain age is very fun though. And the sims.... Well.... I hate the sims.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

how does wrestling beat gears of war?...that makes me sad

RoslindaleOne
RoslindaleOne

to washimul don't forget ps2 has been out for 5 + years nows. The 360 1 year. I think it's impressive that 360 games are up there competing with ps2.

Rwr4539
Rwr4539

'UK Sales Week of December 30, 2007' How the hell did you guys get the sales chart from December?

quocthai
quocthai

what's up with cars, seriously, the game is constantly on the top 10 chart for a few months already

washimul
washimul

clean sweep for ps2 and SONY dont forget PSP is the 2nd best selling console in UK after DS .....ps2 is the third and x360 is the last GO SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

teknicz
teknicz

I'm glad I live in the States, where ignorance is the norm and hence, expectations are low. Soccer, indeed. /sarcasm

hair001
hair001

PS2 still rules? Well yeah its still the number 1 platform in the uk, but alll its games on the chart are on 360

manhunt1001
manhunt1001

Surprised that WWE has managed to outsell Gears of War.

fantasyfacade
fantasyfacade

lalex2 said "haha...nobody cares about the Wii on UK." That's because they aren't enough consoles yet in the UK to sell enough Wii games to get them into the charts. It's only been out a month, give it time.

GrieverTheGreat
GrieverTheGreat

but but xbox 360 as futbol(soccer) games too uk belongs to sony

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

2 soccer games up top?? ugggg...

Fyernix
Fyernix

All sports suck, if you love Football or whatever so much, go out and actually play it. the only decent sport game is the SSX series. Bully was amazing and should have a sequel!!! Also, why arent there any decent RPGs in the charts? Kingdom Hearts 2 is amazing

lalex2
lalex2

haha...nobody cares about the Wii on UK.

vjso2
vjso2

Last time i checked, 95% of the world play football (or soccer for those who don't know). It's the world's favorite sport. If you don't like it, that's your problem. But don't go around throwing dirt on the best sport in the world.

jofy
jofy

Sony rules

CrispyLog
CrispyLog

It is called football not soccer, ask just about anyone in the world. The only reason it is not called football in Australia and America is because you have your own sports which you decided to call football too. So fair enough calling it soccer to avoid confusion, as long as you realise that it is football. Chief Kunni, how can you call football slow when American rugby stops every ten seconds so someone can throw the ball, and then someone catches it, runs and it stops again and again and it's just so pointless. As for 'all they do is kick a ball around' well let's be honest, you can say something like that for every sport: Basketball - all they do is bounce a ball Hockey - all they do is skate around etc, etc

hugo_ben
hugo_ben

And I can't stand baseball and american football, so what?

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

hmm I don't understand how soccer is so popular, I can't stand it, it's so slow. All they do is kick a ball around and run back and forth steady

clownofpoetry
clownofpoetry

Ahhh... Good to see Bully still on the charts in the UK. At least it's doing well over there.

catboxcandy
catboxcandy

haha, soccer, why don't us stupid americans call it football, it makes sense (this must sound weird coming from an american, they're usually insanely ignorant, and think their country is the best, that's the stereotype (one of them)

freitax
freitax

Soccer? call it football if you are talking about the sport that uses the FOOT to kick a BALL...roughly 90% of the world calls it football the "rest" calls it soccer...

camreeno360
camreeno360

If Pro Evo the exact same series as Winning Eleven? Because here in the states it's called that and the screens show the same game.

tibore
tibore

why do the americans get credit for using the word football, AFL (aussie rules, the best sport ever to be played, second only to cricket) and rugby (league and union) are all called football in australia. stop whinging pomms, soccer is what it shall be called

tibore
tibore

we shall call it soccer, hehe. you see, the problem with calling it football is they header it too, DERRRRR. also there is more diving going on than kicking. SOCCER PLAYERS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE GAME especially with all that diving, and the refs seem to know nothing at all. FIFA really does suck big time, especially because of the A.I. 06 was SO BAD (the keeper wouldn't even kick the ball to half way let alone over it), World cup i liked (i dont know why most people didn't), and 07 i just plain dont like. that chart doesn't make sense

kgb1234
kgb1234

If there's one thing these games dont integrate well enough, it's the diving!! Didn't they see who won the World Cup? The only reason everything is resolved by shootouts in the tournament for the big games is because diving can't be used for it! Hence why the big games always have the biggest divers! (Portugal, France, Italy)

DunDuns
DunDuns

soccers lame i would never get that game!

Manatassi
Manatassi

Thats right lets call Football soccer .. that makes perfect sense! I mean its not like you spend the whole time using your feet to controll the ball... oh wait. well thats ok because in American footbal you use your feet to pla... oh wait... hmmm. so we are suposed to call a game, that you spend the whole time using your feet with a ball, Soccer and a game that you spend most of your time carrying the ball, football? Anyone fancy calling American Football Handball? or ever better THROWER!

acu02151
acu02151

football (not soccer bah i hate that word, and as far as i'm concerned you guys play gridiron) season is not over it goes from about august through to may

peppersmith
peppersmith

Brain age is still up there, cars still up there, SIMS up there. I can explain why cars is up there due to the kiddys, and SIMS due to the chicks, but i really dont know why brain age is up there. And 2 soccer games, I thought soccer season is over? (Nautro is right, say soccer not football!)

fartys
fartys

metroidlink1030 "god how i despise fifa,it's the same game every year!" As is every other sports game on the market. Roster changes and the addition of a new control mechanic is hardly a new game, EA and 2K. So true mate, so true.......

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

Meh, soccer at #1 and #2. I added FIFA 07 for the 360 to my GameznFlix queue. Looks like a good time. I haven't played a video soccer game in a couple years and FIFA is getting some good press (although I'm sure the PES fans disagree.)