UK Game Charts: November 27 to December 2

FIFA 07 remains top of the league as the holiday shopping rush begins.

EA has kept its tight grip on the top of the UK all-format chart, with FIFA 07 remaining at number one for the second week in a row. Need for Speed Carbon, the bookmakers' favourite tip for the top this Christmas, stays in FIFA's slipstream at number two, while The Sims 2: Pets continues to sell well, despite dropping down one place to five this week.

The rest of the top 10 is a hodgepodge of titles. Activision's Call of Duty 3 rises from seven to three, while Pro Evolution Soccer 6 moves up the table one place to four, thanks to the recent release of the PlayStation Portable version. Gears of War slides to six after two weeks in the top five, while Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy forces its way back up to seven. THQ holds firm at eight and nine with WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 and Cars respectively, while Ubisoft's Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas is this week's highest new entry, sneaking in at 10.

The week's biggest mover is Happy Feet, which has rocketed into the top 40 at 18 after the recent release of its cinematic inspiration. Also soaring into the top 40 after failing to make the chart the previous week is Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Party Edition, entering at 25. The other big mover of the week is Football Manager 2007, which surges 13 places to 17 after both PSP and Xbox 360 versions hit the shops.

However, it was not such good news for Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends. The game plummeted 13 places down to 26, the biggest drop of the week. It seems the Dalmatians are far more popular, with that edition of the game staying in the top 20.

As with last week, a number of high-profile releases, including Viva Piñata, haven't made it into the top section of the all-format chart. Yoshi's Island DS, Sonic Rivals, and Flushed Away also failed to make an impression on the week's top 40.

Next week could see a number of Wii games riding high in the charts, with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Red Steel, and Wii Play among the most high profile. Rayman Raving Rabbids will also be let loose across a slew of different platforms, including the Wii, PlayStation 2, PC, and Game Boy Advance. But it remains to be seen whether any of them will be able to loosen the stranglehold EA has on the charts.

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JaspalJattBFME
JaspalJattBFME

football for the world, i was annoyed by some people who say uk gamers suck and all, well fifa 07 is top so wo. its the worlds most renounced sport and all the americans did was copy rugby an call it football. So why slag off football imms ure you would get beaten up if you made fun of football and england fc over here

eric2mrng
eric2mrng

being a british im surprised fifa is above pro evo.. need for speed is everywhere tho, ill be buying mine soon on friday with the wii.

Scammeleon
Scammeleon

Why is cars still there?! Why won't it go away? Why?

chapin_23
chapin_23

I live in NY and i love football(soccer) Fifa 07 is a must

Zumafire
Zumafire

IN America Madden always sells a ton... Honestly since NFL 2k was killed I have not touched a Football game.. I hate Madden. Slow an klunky. The player models with their big heads..boo!!! I see that Happy feet is climbing up the charts....ummm..... lol.... You UK peeps are a friuty bunch...lol I kid you all.. Go Fifa!

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Hold on, I don't like Football and I'm English, but it is the national sport. I personally love playing Gears of War and RS Vegas. Comments from ignorant inbreeds such as igorkharina and xtremeg4m3r don't help matters. Saying "UK gamers have no taste in good games" Gwyneth Paltrow was talking about people like you, well actually thats not true, she was talking about rich Americans with careers but hey the principle applies here. We invented taste you vulgar pigs, now F' off and shove a copy of Madden up you're A' !!! (PLEASE NOTE, THIS MESSAGE IS ONLY AIMED AT THOSE WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED ILL MANNERS TOWARDS THE UK CONSUMER'S CHOICES OF PURCHASE)

azizalbaker
azizalbaker

fifa on top?! that sux!! its supposed to be gears not some crapy soccer game

wenbin09
wenbin09

Most of my fav games inside

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

I only see 3 that I don't like much there cars, lego and the sims the rest belong there and are all good games.

DominusSabathan
DominusSabathan

oh my good fifa and carbon in the first 2 places , that sucks

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

does anyone else feel as though at least 5 or 6 of those games shouldn't be on this list...why are people buying them?

tundraman
tundraman

Ya! go call of duty 3 and rainbow six!

rezapoc
rezapoc

Alot of British gamers have taste, but parents and people looking for one size fits all christmas presents go for stuff like fifa and need for speed as they are the most heavily advertised and safe bets for children. I always try to sample different types of games such as wario ware and We love katamari and have never been dissapointed as I have had no expectations as to what I can expect. I hope the wii has games like these in spades, just thought! KATAMARI Wii, imagine how good that would be!

awarriorofgamin
awarriorofgamin

jesus every person on gears of war multiplayer seems to be british or spanish its insane no offense to those to peoples but why do they play it so much

Xrm150
Xrm150

Soccer.... wait im sorry....football maybe the worlds most popular sport but it sure sucks to play on a console.

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

Wow, they sure love their soccer over there, huh?

igorkharin
igorkharin moderator

Yeah British people have no taste, the fact Fifa is number 1 says it all.

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

Uk gamers have no taste in good games. Why isnt r6v, geow and cod3 in the top 3.

wheater
wheater

Gears of war and call of duty 3.. im suprised they arnt higher. God damn it! football sucks! why do people buy that crap.

pp222
pp222

Fifa is overhyped crap. I get emberased of being from Europe everytime i read these charts! :(

GrimBee
GrimBee

Nintendogs will stream up over the next few weeks, just you wait. There is still a load of people who havent got this game, but want it with a ds purchase as its one of those "iconic" games for the system. Also, it is amazing that Nintendogs has lasted a full YEAR in the charts with massive success, like to see games like fifa and need for speed beat that!! ;) ALSO, im well surprised about gears of war!! Well done is all I can say, games rated 18 rarely hold out this well, which ARENT gta. I think that once the christmas season truely kicks in, you will see the ICONIC system games, games synonymous with a system, being on the chart. For example, new super mario bros, nintendogs for the ds. Fifa and other ea games for the ps2. Gears and others for the 360... etc. Its the kinds of games which come with every system bought (which also adds to the chart success... fifa is included in nearly every console platform)... PLUS, this chart is multi platform, fifa is number 1 because of all sales throuout all consoles, its on literally ALL platforms! Whereas gears of war is only on one, which ias amazing really. Aswell as Nintendogs (especially that one holding out for as long as it has). Cant wait until fifa gets old, then it will be on the 360 next year exclusively.. meaning the cross platform sales will drop, and the chart will dramatically change.. Anyways... its going to totally change over christmas, especially with the wii on the scene then!

melo_211
melo_211

Haha blue-fish..calm down dude. If you've never seen the movie Cars, then you probably don't know the entertainment value it would have to little kids lol. The movie wasn't great, but wasn't bad..and it was a true kid's movie. That's why the game is selling so much. My final comment...Gears continues to fall! xD

-thr33
-thr33

Wow i'm surprised gears of war is still in the lower-ish numbers

blue-fish
blue-fish

CARS IS STILL THERE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? OH MY GOD, WHAT THE F#(@#%!)($^(!*&$(#^@*$)(#(& IS UP WITH THOSE PEOPLE?!?!?!?!? I'm starting to think they have all gone bonkers.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

cars is uber pwning all but 8 games ever created

The_Answer_1
The_Answer_1

Football rules its that simple the people have spoken GOALLLLLLL

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

FIFA 07 And proevelution i both them both and there cool every one in its own way

Mariofan1314
Mariofan1314

I think Call Of Duty 3 and Gears Of War desirve a WAYYYY better spot on that list.

Playerpat0
Playerpat0

Lots of mediocre titles on that list. At least Gears stays in top 10... it deserves it.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

well it's hard to get more sales out of gow when every 360 owner has it.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Lots of sports games ruling the charts this week I see.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

ps2 kind of owns europe I take it, sad, just sad, there are great games out and yet the kids convinced their parents to buy mediocre games, oh well to each his own. Hopefully people will pick up decent games.

Septimus
Septimus

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Rokin1
Rokin1

It's true, a simple chart would do.

methedemon
methedemon

Gears of Wars # 6 ? I expected it to take the lead

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

[quote]HOW MANY DAMN TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY THIS GAMESPOT, WE DON'T WANT TO READ THIS LONG WALL-O-TEXT. JUST MAKE A DAMN TOP 10 CHART.[/quote] I appreciate a little commentary. If you don't want to read it, skip it.

Shingo
Shingo

*sigh*...........Cars is still there?...........How old is that movie?.................*sigh*

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

HOW MANY DAMN TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY THIS GAMESPOT, WE DON'T WANT TO READ THIS LONG WALL-O-TEXT. JUST MAKE A DAMN TOP 10 CHART.

fastpunk
fastpunk

I can't believe NFS Carbon is still holding a podium spot. It just goes to show you it isn't so bad as they say.

4ngelus
4ngelus

gears of war isn't doing as well as I expected...

4lc0h0l
4lc0h0l

way better than USA game charts. Still Pro Evo> FiFa UK i know UK gamers know that, but the majority... they are buying crap

ftjx
ftjx

GO OUTSIDE AND BUY AN XBOX360

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

No surprises, except for .