UK game charts: June 11-17

The World Cup continues to exert influence, with 2006 FIFA World Cup at the top of the pile again, and four other football titles featuring in the top 10.

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The UK all-formats chart has once again been dominated by football titles, as the World Cup rumbles on. The top three remained unchanged from last week, with 2006 FIFA World Cup holding off Eidos duo Hitman: Blood Money and Tomb Raider: Legend, which took second and third.

Nintendo had a good week in the chart with DS titles, as Dr Kawashima's Brain Training moved up to fourth, Animal Crossing: Wild World went up a place to eighth and Nintendogs: Dalmatians & Friends debuted in 12th place.

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 and Sensible Soccer 2006 took fifth and sixth, respectively, while Moto GP 06 dropped to seventh. Championship Manager 2006 and Football Manager 2006 finished up the top 10, giving football-related titles a massive share in the week's game sales. With the World Cup set to continue for several more weeks, it's likely that the sport will be represented heavily in the chart for some time to come.

Discussion

46 comments
noelmo
noelmo

sounds interesting

dexter111344
dexter111344

The football games will leave the list once the DS Lite is launched in the UK. I mean, even the US has succumbed to the Lite.

bobreturns
bobreturns

5 SOCCER Themed games.. lame:/ soccer isn't it a sport it is called footbal not the football americans know this is a proper sport

miiiguel
miiiguel

Anyway, it's stupid for some americans to bash football. Their team played pretty well against Italia, nice team game. They managed to supress their technical hadicap with some pretty well drawn team work, it was an intense game. And..., there are +100 american players playing in European leagues.

miiiguel
miiiguel

Soccer is not #1 sports in USA yet, just because US's TV station can't cope with 45 minutes without commercials. That's the only reason...

CHOBIE2006
CHOBIE2006

All of you Americans calling it soccer are stupid It's called football. Your fake @$$ rugby rip off American football sux! And I'm not just hateing, it truely is the worse sport ever! World cup is much better than crappy superbowl!

dmajchrzak
dmajchrzak

Interesting that G.R.A.W. for the 360 didn't pop the top 10 in the UK like it did in the US. Wow, is that a fun game online.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Well soccer will stay there for a long time... well, until the World Cup ends at least.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Gnbfd- You think his name is fanboyish? Well, look at mine. And I am NOT a fanboy by any means. I expected this. With the World Cup in full swing and soccer being so huge in the UK, it's no surprise that a soccer game to be on top of the charts.

rynmls
rynmls

its soccer again for no. 1

thekey
thekey

I guess you 360 haters out there now will be saying the sales are false because the source was taken from the chart track instead of NPD Funworld, huh.

Sonic2batt
Sonic2batt

DS Lite will continue to outsell PSP in the US now.

rbarahona
rbarahona

Great week for soccer fans and the Nintendo DS. Because the English team has advanced to the next round in the FIFA World Cup I think that the charts won't be too different next week. We shall see.

chinesehaohot
chinesehaohot

wow nice comment Gcuber123, how old are you? Are your parents still alive? Why so much hate?!

faridmon
faridmon

football is the best, come on sweden, show the whole europe how strong scandenavia is

gcuber123
gcuber123

Nice to see the PSP is flopping. I hope the PSP dies.

klez86
klez86

americans hate football cause they suck at it... usa - czech republic 0 -3 .....hahaha ....looooosers !!!

Bloodoflamb
Bloodoflamb

I am talking about real world football.

minos30
minos30

Bloodoflamb: thats because you play FIFA that game is like playing Ridge Racer and say you are an excelent driver... play real football games... now if you are talking about real world football... well you better keep to your traditional games...

_sean_05
_sean_05

soccer players do it for 90 minutes......but usually only with other dudes! D: lol

Bloodoflamb
Bloodoflamb

I will play football (soccer) with any of you people hating on it, and knock the **** out of you. That is of course assuming you can last more than 5 minutes on the pitch much less a full game.

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

Hitman and Tomb Raider are pretty popular over there.

madman_420
madman_420

Look, all you who r makin fun of soccer, try playing it for real! Then say soccer sucks... but for now dont knock it till ya try it

gnbfd
gnbfd

metroidink1030, even just by your name, your obviosly a fanboy.

metroidlink1030
metroidlink1030

And stop bashing soccer! It's the most widely-regarded sport everywhere except the US. If you American football meatheads can't figure that out, then go to Europe, Asia, Australia...anywhere. It's the #1 sport in the world.

metroidlink1030
metroidlink1030

Man, DS games are even on the charts in the UK, PSP nowhere in sight. Not really surprising more than it is astonishing that a handheld with lesser tech specs, screen size, multimedia capabilities, etc, can beat out a handheld with all of the above on a massive scale. DS is dominating everywhere except the US. Maybe this is a sign of what will happen with the Wii?

shp2400
shp2400

Animal Crossing takes a LONG time to get off the charts.

Gandj58
Gandj58

wow for tomb raider since its released in april its been top five, i wonder if its going to break a million

xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

At least its better then the Japanese game charts.

butkis689
butkis689

i expected fifa wc 06 for the 360 to at least be up there. great game IMO. only 1 game for the 360....cmon UK!

Satanmar
Satanmar

You gota love football! it's expected though Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is way better thewn any EA football game!

Qiron
Qiron

5 SOCCER Themed games.. lame:/

Qiron
Qiron

5 SOCCER Themed games.. lame:/

king-akt
king-akt

coool, theres some good games up there, but its bad news for psp, hopefully that will change........ some how. VIVA LA FOOTBALL

Kefkamania05
Kefkamania05

Thats a lot of Football games! Nice to see the DS in there as well.

TombRaider90
TombRaider90

I'm glad for Tomb Raider: Legend. This is Crystal Dynamic's first go at the franchise and it's getting some pretty positive results.

TombRaider90
TombRaider90

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Yagami-Iori
Yagami-Iori

Yet ANOTHER list where DS gets two games in the top ten and PSP... ZERO!

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I recently rented Tomb Raider. It is a brilliant game. I have Brain Training too on there. I may go buy Tomb Raider soon on PlayStation 2 or maybe on GameCube when it comes out. When New Super Mario Bros. is released that should definitely get in a #1 or #2.

Truth01
Truth01

Hitman for the ps2! What! Yeah!