UK Game Charts: November 19-25

Gears of War knocked off the top slot in shock tackle by FIFA 07.

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Epic Games' Gears of War may be the fastest-selling Xbox 360 game ever, and it may have ousted Halo 2 from the top slot on Xbox Live, but this week sees it knocked down the UK All-Formats game chart to number three--after only one week at the top. FIFA 07 is back in the top slot, with Need for Speed Carbon idling at number two.

The top 10 is dominated by Electronic Arts and THQ--both companies can boast three titles in the upper half of the charts. For EA, it's FIFA 07 at one, Need for Speed Carbon at two, and The Sims 2: Pets at four. THQ has WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2007 at six, Bratz: Forever Diamonds at nine, and Cars at 10.

The biggest climber of the week is Buzz: The Big Quiz, which moves up seven spaces to 28. The dubious honour of the biggest drop down the charts goes to Medieval II: Total War--it plummets 17 spaces to 32.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow has been released on DVD, boosting sales of the game, which went sailing back into the top 40 at 23.

The highest new entry this week is Activision's Guitar Hero II, which enters the chart at 16. Most of the other new releases last week didn't manage to break into the top 40, including Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, Cricket 07, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Party Edition.

Next week sees the release of even more new games, though no particularly strong contenders for the top slot. Heroes of Annihilated Empires, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II, The Fifth Disciple, and The Rise of the Witch-King will be released for the PC; The Sims 2: Pets comes out for the PlayStation Portable; and a series of animal-themed titles arrive for the DS--Horsez, Catz, and Hamsterz Life.

Discussion

98 comments
Mover_Inner
Mover_Inner

PS2 still killing it over here it seems.And im glad to see GOW of the top spot as its gotta be one of the most boring and over hyped games since Halo2. But still what the fook is Bratz and Cars doing in the top ten?? i know this country has little music taste but when it comes to games i thought it was on par, clearly i was wrong.

playa42018
playa42018

I'm assuming this is a sales chart. Thus meaning these numbers including EVERYONE, even parents buying games as presents which is why Cars/Bratz is on the list. If they made a sales chart of males 18-25, I promise you Gears of War would be on top. They certainly love their soccer over there though.

bamf03
bamf03

XboxGuyxx you are a nob. Ea must be buying their own games to keep themselves in the top ten. This is what happens in the music industry or used to happen (not sure if there's a top ten any more?) Iy was on the Cook Report some years ago when they went undercover with cameras and you could see them making deals to buy 10,000 singles so they could get the song in the top ten. I've always said for years that I think that's what EA are probably doing. Biying their own games because they think a game in the top ten will sell more copies than games in not in the top ten. They're right too, because I bet there's hundreds of thousands of casual gamers you think the best games are the ones in the top ten. Or are those just insane thoughts?

XboxGuyxx
XboxGuyxx

It's not a surprise that the UK list has 6 PS2 games, there are only 10 people in the UK that are rich enough to get a gaming system and only 1 has a Xbox 360. That's why all the smart people came to America.

assassinX01
assassinX01

hahahah. 6 ps2 titles a year after the 360's launch. That's kinda pathetic. Hopefully wii and ps3 fair better than their competition.

death_burnout
death_burnout

one word: Chavs i swear like these are the only games they play aside GTA, god thier attention span is so weak i still satnd by this, this IS your reason, its giving us a bad name what am i, a freaking ghost

Irve
Irve

macacd : ~ have you played Fifa this year ..... it's a real improvement ... almost as good as Pro Evo say 4 ( currently on Pro Evo 6 ) ... ALMOST .... it's not a half bad game this year ..... Fooball gets treated well .. unlike American Handball where EA just paid lots of money to kill the better games off rather than try to improve their shoddy product .. 2 years on and Madden still isn't as good as the NFL 2k series

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

Man they are freaks over there about soccer its worse than Americans about Football.

fordies
fordies

I think some people need to think a bit because nearly all 360 owners probably got Gears last week so the majority of sales this week have been to the few 360 owners that didnt get it last week and NEW 360 owners. Then think about the games it was going against established franchises that have big casual appeal like NFS and Fifa both being on ps2 which is the easily the dominant console here plus the fact 360 sales have not been that spectacular. If anything its an achievement to be that high up because i expected it to drop a few more places.

ftjx
ftjx

with games such as Gears of war, Rainbow six: Las Vegas and Call of duty 3 the x360 should be dominating, sadly this is not the case

death_burnout
death_burnout

one word: Chavs i swear like these are the only games they play aside GTA, god thier attention span is so weak i still satnd by this, this IS your reason, its giving us a bad name

macacd
macacd

when will people learn. STOP BUYING FIFA, its the same rehashed game every single year. Its done nothing revolutionary since 1996

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

not surprised ... gow is just another shooter ... nothing new.

trigun123
trigun123

i love that the bratz game is at 9 when gamespot didnt even bother to review it, i hate when crappy games sell lol

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

cars again? i bet the WII version is goin to be numero uno when its released

VengenceZero
VengenceZero

Gears of war might seem soooo amazing to us, but everywhere else soccer is king. Just like Madden rules the chart when it comes out fifa or some other soccer game rules over there.

holmesforlife
holmesforlife

Thats stupid Gears of war is soooooo much better than the fifa games.

BrideInDream
BrideInDream

how come Winning Eleven is not in the top :(

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

not everyone likes shooters. how do you kick a ball or race cars in gears?

melo_211
melo_211

Wow, ousted from first already eh. I guess this makes sense, soccer (or football) is the most popular sport over there in the UK, why wouldn't FIFA sell more? But there are some questionable titles up there..Like Bratz and Cars..but don't forget the number of children there are in the population I guess.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Isn't FIFA 07 being released for the 360 as well? If so it looks like ProEvo 6 takes the crown so far. If not, talk about giving the competition a free pass.

Odin-TDK
Odin-TDK

SO far, most of these comments were insulting the UK gamers (even calling them stupid...), simply because they CHOSE to buy whatever the hell they like to ? are you people THIS ignorant ? Or is it the fact that Sony is STILL dominating the EU market? is that what annoys the hell out of you people? or rather (fanboys), at the best, you people need to grow and learn how everyone gets an opinion,hmm no, they're even FREE to buy WHATEVER they like with their money!!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well cars is still up there...n woo wait...bratz??!!

acesion
acesion

Europeans have bad tastes in gaming, but then again somehow EA still manages to sell the same game every year to americans, so I guess there are idiots all around the world.

matt_110
matt_110

That's crazy. I knew FIFA 07 rocked. That's why I bought it. Of course it was going to outsell pro-evo. And did it ever. Haha take that.

death_burnout
death_burnout

one word: Chavs i swear like these are the only games they play aside GTA, god thier attention span is so weak

LexLas
LexLas

Well we know where all the hard soccer fans are ....

pp222
pp222

It's in time like these im emberased of being European. :(

Colsworl
Colsworl

Kayrod29: How are you suprised? Fifa 07 is like Madden in the states. And the 360 isn't hugely populer there; its selling but not as much as the states.

gamesfreak4ever
gamesfreak4ever

well all i know that gears of war is still sold out at many stores and not alot people own 360s

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

People would rather play EA games then a great game like Gears of War from Epic? UK come on dudes. non nintendo games cept for bratz .......

DarkRx
DarkRx

that was a surprise..

as9332
as9332

its pretty obvious that fifa for PS2 is number one considering how there are more than 10x as many ps2's out compared to 360

DrinkDuff
DrinkDuff

bratz: forever diamondz?! Come on....

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Soccer... heheh. The US just doesnt go heavy into it do we? -But we do love blood baths.

racerx737
racerx737

What can we say? The Britons have different taste from we Americans, yeah *cough* Bratz? wtf?

juanfraino
juanfraino

Bratz: Forever Diamondz.... GOTY j00!

caganamata
caganamata

Gears of War should be in 1º place but you kwo good taste isns`t for everyone

Naok1
Naok1

how can pro evo sell less than lame fifa07...omg stupid lame kids

SmittyIsTheBest
SmittyIsTheBest

The obvious reason is that kids are young and very impressionable these days, all the games producers have to do is say "Our game rocks!" and kids'll buy it, regardless of how good the game is. That pretty much explains Cars, Bratz and probably half of Fifa's sales. Although Fifa has been around a while so there might be a few fans of the series. However I personally didn't buy any games this week so don't blame me for this mess.

maxinshoes
maxinshoes

Im sorry DominusSabathan but I do take it offesnively. I'll have you know that EA are considered mediocre over here too. And we are sick of your typical american views of the Uk.

DominusSabathan
DominusSabathan

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Battleer
Battleer

Go Lego Starwars!!!!!!!!!!!!

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

UK likes football (which is played all over the world), Americans like their football that only they play. What matters is, GeoW is not #1 and PS2 continues to thrive!

lordseer
lordseer

The attachment rate for Gears must still be huge for it to outsell any popular game on the ps2 because of installation base.