UK game charts: December 31-January 6

FIFA 07 starts the new year on top as Electronic Arts offerings finish the week's sales race in first, second, and third.

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With no significant new titles released for the week of December 31 to January 6, the sales charts experienced a simple reshuffling as the holiday buying frenzy turned into a January spending slump.

As a result, EA dominated the top of the UK all-formats chart once again with a total of six titles in the top 40, including the top three. FIFA 07 held on to its No. 1 spot, tailed by Need for Speed Carbon in second, and The Sims 2: Pets at three.

Titles on the rise this week included Canis Canem Edit (Bully in the US), which moved up three places to No. 5; Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, up six to eight; Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party, up 16 to 23; and Rayman Raving Rabbids, up five to 27.

On the other side of the coin, titles dropping down the charts included WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, down five slots to No. 11; Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (Brain Age in the US), down three to 12; Tomb Raider: Legend, down eight to 21; and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Party Edition, down 10 to 33.

New releases that could show up on next week's charts include the highly anticipated (and heavily marketed) Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for the Xbox 360, and other titles including WarioWare: Smooth Moves for the Wii, World Pool Championship 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2, and Children of Mana for the Nintendo DS.

Discussion

23 comments
morororo
morororo

Actually, I'm looking at the wrong chart. Thought this was this weeks, where we do have a decent line up of games. But still, you're a dolt.

morororo
morororo

kavadias1981 As usual the UK game charts show how dull the average British gamer is. The funny thing is rubbish games sell so well here! And you show how retarded you are. Nice work! This is the best chart line up in months. Go back to playing Madden, you dolt.

lzorro
lzorro

Wow the oldest game there? NSMB

tjharwin
tjharwin

Why did the UK have to be dominated by Sony's Playstation 2? Of course that then lead on to people thinking the PSP was almighty, when it's rival (The DS) was actually the better console. I think the tables are slightly starting to turn. Many people at my school are starting to like the idea of the Wii, and I seriously doubt that 1/2 kids will own a PS3.

Mover_Inner
Mover_Inner

It's a matter of opinion Kavadias you mug.

Mover_Inner
Mover_Inner

People over here didn't get to caught by the hype over GOW than they did in the USA.I mean you guys thought it was the best thing since slice bread.Anywho the PS2 is all over the charts,nice to see Bully still up there,great game.

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

To kavadias, most of those games are good.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

As usual the UK game charts show how dull the average British gamer is. The funny thing is rubbish games sell so well here!

mephixto
mephixto

GOW it's only popular in USA because the xbox it's only popular in USA too. The rest of the world is owned by sony and nintendo. Xbox fans are living in a bubble LOL!

klusps
klusps

I though GoW is very popular and sold a lot. Why is it all the way down there?

chapin_23
chapin_23

yea we need FiFa 2008 for PS3 soon, its going to be crazy

ronaldinho10
ronaldinho10

when will there be a fifa game for the ps3

John926
John926

The Sims 2 : Pets? Why would you buy that? Don't you chellovecks have pets already?

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

cars should be extremely proud of itself. i think this is the second week in a row that it still has outsold gears of war

genes888
genes888

football crazy Poms! too bad ya'll got smashed in the Ashes! if they won that, then Cricket 2007 would probs top the list. Wow, Mario has once again proven the test of time! Mario rocks

CLeRKSfan4life
CLeRKSfan4life

"fifa 07 way ahead of GoW? Wow, the UK really has a very strange taste in games" Yeah that's coz the UK is made up of Chavs and Football hooligans!! :lol:

SR71halo
SR71halo

fifa 07 way ahead of GoW? Wow, the UK really has a very strange taste in games :?

taino1128
taino1128

I can't believe New Super Mario Bros. is on this list when it came out back in May

Doolum
Doolum

The ball gives way to the wheels