UK game charts: May 28-June 3

Hitman: Blood Money stares down the opposition as Eidos keeps hold of the top of the UK charts.

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Hitman: Blood Money, the stealth action game from Eidos, celebrates another week at the top of the UK All Formats Sales Chart this week. There was little movement in the rest of the top 10, with The Da Vinci Code dropping to 13th place and Half-Life 2: Episode One entering the chart in eighth place.

2006 FIFA World Cup held on to second place ahead of the start of the tournament in Germany this week, but Pro Evolution Soccer 5 dropped one place to fourth. Another Eidos title, Tomb Raider: Legend, jumped up two places to third, giving the UK publisher two entries in the top three.

X-Men: The Official Game and Animal Crossing: Wild World both moved up one place, to fifth and sixth, respectively, while The Sims 2--released back in September 2004--moved back up three places to seventh.

Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis fell to ninth this week, possibly suffering because of its single-format release, and Championship Manager 2006 rounded off the top 10.

It was a slightly disappointing week for Polyphony Digital, the maker of the Gran Turismo series, with Tourist Trophy: The Real Riding Simulator making its debut in 14th place.

Discussion

31 comments
runstalker
runstalker

60-70% of Ep.1's sales occured via Steam, so a #8 UK retail spot speaks volumes. It's doing well.

sugreev2001
sugreev2001

Eidos really lucked out this month,considering they were on the verge of being bought by U2's frontman,Bono.Glad that did'nt happen.

Manatassi
Manatassi

I think the americans can read this aswell, judging from previous charts comments and the fact that we can read the US and Japanese charts NextGenAdam

theKSMM
theKSMM

Looks like PC gaming is alive and well in the U.K. though I do wish we could see the sales numbers aggregated by title rather than having each platform of a multiplatform count as a separate entry. (e.g. one Oblivion entry rather than four: XBOX 360 or PC and standard or Collector's edition)

theKSMM
theKSMM

Looks like PC gaming is alive and well in the U.K. though I do wish we could see the sales numbers aggregated by title rather than having each platform of a multiplatform count as a separate entry. (e.g. one Oblivion entry rather than four: XBOX 360 or PC and standard or Collector's edition)

dahui58
dahui58

Hitman still standing strong at the top

hasan0
hasan0

what!!! half life is on 8th place. it should under 10th place

apu41189
apu41189

Animal Crossing doing well. If it didnt with the amount of adverts for it in the uk, id be shocked to be honest. Gamespot need to fix the chart. Pro Evo, Hitman etc sales are multiplatform, not console specific

rynmls
rynmls

i'll buy hitman so it has a right to be no. 1....

NextGenAdam
NextGenAdam

Not bad for DS: Brain Age, NSMB aren't out yet... ACWW going strong (3months later). Is this readable by everyone or just us in the UK?

Renegade47
Renegade47

While I can't speak for the rest of my countries choices, at least Fifa isn't top. Table Tennis and Epsiode One should be higher, but at least they are in the top 10 at all.

Our_VA
Our_VA

wow who would thought animal crossing would be this popular in UK? I am certainly surprised (a lot) :-)

-hallo-
-hallo-

When you say that Half-Life 2: Episode 1 is on the 8th place, do you consider the on-line sales, or just the retail?

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Europeans are different from Americans. You can't expect people from over seas to have the exact same gaming habits as we do. But yeah, Half Life Ep 1 should be in 1st.

RuiZan
RuiZan

Animal crossing is selling ok! I guess New super mario bros. isn't in the charts because it isn't available in europe. ... yet (rubs hands)

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Unbelievable that The Sims 2 went up 3 spots this week, that game is definately a classic. And I'm surprised at Half-Life 2: Episode One's poor debut.

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

The Sims 2 has been out since the end of Q3 04, and it is STILL in the charts. Wow

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

Pro Evo is still up there! get in! maybe they can get some more licensed teams now. Also ep 1 should be waay higher.

Squidsy89
Squidsy89

HL2 Ep 1 should be number 1. WTF is it with the football games?? The are ****!

CheetahL
CheetahL

This is only retail sales, episode one would be higher if the steam sales were included.

chrisius007
chrisius007

Pro Evo 5 still up there, as it should be. A real game, should be top. A game you people dont know nothing about...tut tut

_iMMuNiTy_
_iMMuNiTy_

Episode One is 5 spots behind Legend? Right....

Rokin1
Rokin1

So episode one at 8th place?