UK game charts: June 4-10

Football fever causes EA's 2006 FIFA World Cup to rise to the top, while three new entries make an appearance in the top 10.

EA's 2006 FIFA World Cup may have been dislodged from the top of the UK game charts last week, but the start of its real-life namesake has seen its return to number one. It knocked Hitman: Blood Money down to two, while another Eidos game, Tomb Raider: Legend, held the number three position.

The other big news this week is the three new games to enter the top 10. The highest was Moto GP 06 at number four, with Dr Kawashima's Brain Training and Sensible Soccer 2006 following at six and seven, respectively. Half-Life 2 maintained eighth place after entering the charts last week in the same position, although the listing doesn't include copies that have been sold on the Internet via Valve Software's Steam download service.

Three other games remained in the top 10 this week, although they all fell down the charts. Pro Evolution Soccer 5 occupies the number five slot with its Platinum rerelease, while Animal Crossing: Wild World and X-Men: The Official Game round off the list at numbers nine and 10, respectively.

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26 comments
FFObsessed
FFObsessed

"Not a single PSP game on there. I'm not surprised at all, since PSP is doing bad everywhere." You do realise that the PSP is killing the DS in hardware sales in the UK? Or are you just one of those idiots who thinks you know the facts when you dont? PSP out sells the DS 2:1 consistently in UK.

siberdib
siberdib

I expect NSMB to go in high and Animal Crossing/Brain training to rise once the DS Lite is released....

Xavi3n
Xavi3n

"I like Animal Crossing but man they love it in the UK its been on the list forever. NO Mario?" This is because NSMB isn't released in the UK for another 15 days, im sure that will shoot right up there, plus the DS lite releasing in the UK on the 23rd June may just push up DS sales considerably. But until the world cup is over, football games are gonna reign supreme :(

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

Go DS... punching full-sized home consoles in the goolies...

faizali86
faizali86

xmen sucked btw is sensible soccer really good? or is it just getting all the money because of the world cup?

weesheng
weesheng

Do note that games such as FIfa / Xmen are cross platform, although they specified it being PS2. Its actually for all consoles.

dexter111344
dexter111344

UK charts suck! Japan's are the best!!!!

rbarahona
rbarahona

Soccer and the PS2 are the best combination for the UK charts. It's good to read that people in the UK are playing those NDS games like Brain Age and Animal Crossing. However for the next month I really don't think that we will see a change in the charts.

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

I like Animal Crossing but man they love it in the UK its been on the list forever. NO Mario?

Kingofunrealuk
Kingofunrealuk

Shows that terrible Fifa world cup games still sell well. Pah.

nextgenisps3
nextgenisps3

PS2 still sells very well!! Soccer(foot ball) rocks!!!

themyth01
themyth01

not surprised there's soccer fever going around, Brazil won woohoo.

boythunder2002
boythunder2002

It shows how the world loves the World Cup when you got three football games in there including the World Cup 2006 at #1

decebal
decebal

360 really needs some games.

GaughanZero
GaughanZero

Hang in there Animal Crossing. So yeah...useral sites. Football games and movie game.

agent15
agent15

Yeh football is the UK's official religion.

dustyfarts123
dustyfarts123

3 of the 10 games are soccar games..... booooooooo

rocklegacy2
rocklegacy2

An improvement over last week that's for sure.

gcuber123
gcuber123

Not a single PSP game on there. I'm not surprised at all, since PSP is doing bad everywhere.

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

Half life, Tomb Raider, FIFA and Hitman are all topnotch.

gillri
gillri

not too bad two xbox 360 games in top ten, thats not bad for casual UK ers