UK game charts: October 1-7

Fifa 07 retains the top spot for second week; Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy climbs back up; Tiger Woods and Kingdom Hearts II hold steady.

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As the football season starts to hot up and England come under pressure in their Euro 2008 qualification campaign, it's no real surprise that FIFA 07 has managed to kick around at the number one slot in the UK All-Formats chart for a second week in a row. EA Sports' flagship soccer game's sales totalled more than the next seven games combined.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, Kingdom Hearts II, and Company of Heroes all dug their heels in and stayed firmly put at last week's positions (third, fifth, and seventh, respectively), whereas Dr Kawashima's Brain Training moved upwards again to eighth in its marathon 18th week in the charts.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy proved that the force is still strong by moving back up a couple of spots to number two after dropping to number four last week.

Codemasters' LMA Manager 2007 suffered a 42 percent dip in sales and is down to ninth place, and will likely be red-carded out of the top 10 in next week's chart.

Disappointingly, there were no new entries in this week's top 10 and in fact only one new entry in the entire top 40--Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence slithered in to the tail end of the chart at 34.

The highest climber of the week was Nintendo's 42-All-Time Classics for the DS, which rose to 17 from 36. However, Nintendo's DS Browser, which was released on Friday, hasn't made it to the chart yet.

Next week will see a slew of new releases, including a top contender for the number one slot, Ridge Racers 2. Other notable launches include Scarface, Championship Manager 2007, and Gothic 3.

Discussion

56 comments
CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

XBots keep deluding yourself when it was said by Elspa that 86% of fifa '07 sales were on PS2.

morororo
morororo

I love how Americans harp on about our charts like there is something very wrong with British people. This chart has a bit of diversity, not just 10 sports games. The highest selling game last year was suprise suprise, Madden! Go look at the US charts and like 70% of the charts are sports titles. Fifa 07 isnt actually that bad, not as good as Pro Evo 5 but not bad at all. Pro Evo 6 will outsell because people in the UK are finally starting to realize it's a superiour game.

Mover_Inner
Mover_Inner

I wouldn't say the whole british population has a bad taste in games and music shadow you mug it's just these little kids who are brain washed from tv......

bobreturns
bobreturns

brain training still holding strong

maxibhoy
maxibhoy

I swear to god, if PES doesn't kick FIFA's ass off top spot when it's first released, there is something terribly wrong with the United Kingdom.

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

lol at the yanks who are gutted because they don't see DS games plague our chart unlike yours. That top 10 list isn't too bad. You cannot call us brits for liking Fifa's when rubbish like Madden tops the charts in the US, Fifa is a very popular franchise and kids (and adults alike) enjoy the authenticity and looks of the game, not the playability (although i think that Fifa's have gotten better over the years), it'll be the same story for Pro Evo 6 when thats out next week. Cars in the top 10 chart though? wtf. Nice to see PGR3 at number 10, that is a truly excellent game.

Sigurd_King
Sigurd_King

Please keep in mind that not everyone in the UK knows about quality of a game, and most like football. Ergo, huge sales for football games. Yay!

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm not very surprised

iceuk
iceuk

Fifa.. again.. -sigh- Yeah, I agree most UK people have real bad taste - it's insane that I am surrounded by 'people' who'd have a mental breakdown if they missed a TV episode of Eastenders or some **** on Big Brother.. it's the same with games. The sheep-like crowds follow others blindly into consuming this stuff. Especially with the chavs, word spreads like fire...

GrimBee
GrimBee

"brightshadow525 No offense to and UK people but.... they have really bad tastes according to this...." LOL none taken (from me anyways). People in the UK have awful, chavtastic tastes. FIFA 07 is one example.. ALL the gamers in the UK mostly bought ANOTHER Fifa update? Wasn't it the world cup just a few months before?? People in the UK also have terrible music tastes too... good musicians (mostly) and songwriters (sometimes) but the chart is as thus ... muse... then.. wait for it... mcfly.. I mean, thats like FIFA 07 and MGS3 Subsistence being right next to eachother in the chart.. except, you wouldnt have Solid Snake in it, you would have some annoying bunch of teens who can barely sing, and only are liked because they are sold that way (lol). Charts aren't fair, because a fact of life is that the majority of people love HYPE, and buy in on the latest thing.. Brain Age is great, but not awesome. And remember this isnt a chart of greatness, its a chart showing the amount of chavs who purchase the game multiple times just to say "oi! i got this game like to time innit like". Same as the music chart would have a bunch of emos buying the SAME kinds of albums. Seeming to make the titles the norm.. but generally, normal people buy things as and when they like. But the majority of these charts are built purely from the degenerates, low-lifed scum which populates the earth.. we know them sometimes are "trendies"... lol.. im kidding of course ;)

GrimBee
GrimBee

ps2 is king thus far. BUT... PS2 is supreme king of the consoles.. why? because it offers good graphics, and the same kinds of games for less. Sony should of taken a leaf out of their own book for the ps3. all people who say "360 sucks" and stuff better stop, because that chart just might show something different next year. Where the cheaper console get's the games in on the charts. just like handheld charts before it... The 360 has two titles in the top ten, just under an extremely successful DS game.. for the 360 to really provide this kind of presence in this chart has to be something, considering PGR3 has been out like a year now. Imagine what the chart will be like after christmas!! I think wii, and ds and ps2 games will dominate. With the 360 maybe getting one or two titles in.. like sonic.. and gears of war maybe.. who knows!

Irve
Irve

....................... Unlike the US charts this chart counts all formats under the same title .. otherwise it would show Fifa ps2 as 1 , Fifa on DS at 2 , fifa on 360 at 3 , fifa on Gc at 4 , fifa on Xbox at 5 , fifa on PSP at 6 , Fifa on Pc at 7 , Fifa on Mobile at 8. Fifa on GBA at 9 and Fifa on Mac at 10 ... I wonder how well Pro Evo will do this year against FIFA ? i think people are starting to be won over to the "better" version of the beautiful game. ...................... Now if only Konami weren't such tight wads and would actually buy some more licenses so we could play with real teams !!

Nintendus
Nintendus

Little kids beg their parents to buy Cars, and over here in the US they have everything of Cars! smart move Disney.

fordies
fordies

Where does gamespot say they use the format that sold the most because for all we know they may just pick at random or use there own data like which one format is tracked the most for that game or something like that to decide which goes in the chart.

haloj
haloj

HXCDEW: Difficult for you to comprehend it would seem. My statement was based on data from the ELSPA where they list the 360 as dominating the charts. This is not the first time GameSpot have posted incorrect chart data as can be seen in the link below where the PS2 version of Lego Star Wars is in the chart twice. When I checked GameSpots stated source "Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA Ltd for 10/1/06 to 10/7/06" it was actually Lego Star Wars for the 360 which was at number one that week and not the PS2 version. http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6157852.html?q=uk%20game%20charts

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

haloj, the chart lists games that have sold the most copies. Those games are "multiplatforms" and despite being available across various platforms, they've sold the most on PS2. How hard is that to comprehend?

larsypoop
larsypoop

The 360s still catching on, seriously. PS2 has been out for what, 5 years, and the 360 not even 1. The 360 already has 2 games in top 10, and not even 1 million 360s have been sold in the UK yet. If you see the game sales compared to the amount of consoles sold in that region as a percentage, then the 360 isn't doing so badly.

musey84
musey84

"PS2's undying success + 360's mediocre success in the UK so far clearly suggests gamers are waiting for the arrival of PS3." I admire their patience!

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Maeros4, you are a moron. I know what I am saying. I live in the UK and I know pretty well how popular the PSP is over here. It may not have chart sellers, because most of the good games are coming out during fall and Q1 2007. PSP is owned by mostly casuals and tech-savvy adults here who use it for reasons other than games. PS3 is a speculation, just like every other person saying it will FAIL, well I don't see you correcting them Mr. Mayor of Tardville! PS2's undying success + 360's mediocre success in the UK so far clearly suggests gamers are waiting for the arrival of PS3. Every gamer I know wants a PS3. DS can sell 10 games to 1 PSP game, yet I NEVER see anyone with a DS, but at least come across 2-3 people everyday with a PSP, which tells me at least it's selling well as a hardware. I may not be most talented in the world, but you are most certainly not the smartest on this board.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

I didnt even know that KH 2 was out here yet!

wenbin09
wenbin09

waiting for fifa 07 on the xbox 360!!!

CamisadoBlue
CamisadoBlue

brightshadow525, It does appear we U.K Gamers have a really bad taste in games, But then you have to remember that a huge section of our market is made of Small Children with to much pocket money and no Idea what to spend it on, Mum's who don't have a clue, and football Hooligans who think the extra number added to the end of the latest FIFA title is going to make jack **** of a difference ;)

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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TryMe01
TryMe01

Nintendo's DS Browser, which was released on Friday, hasn't made it to the chart yet Honestly, is this a game?

gamefreakwill
gamefreakwill

HOW MANY TIMES IS BRAIN AGE GOING TO BE ON THE FRIGGIN GAME LIST???? COME ON, ITS A GREAT GAME BUT IT DOEST DESERVE ALL THIS ATTENTION! Also, GO COMPANY OF HEROES!

Jebril
Jebril

I guess PS2 owns the UK (6/10 titles are PS2), I'm not quite sure that it'll be the same with the PS3 I think even after the PS3 is realeased the PS2 will still dominate charts in the UK for at least another 6 months.

Maeros4
Maeros4

HXCDEW Woooh PS2 continues to dominate the UK! This proves UK gamers are loyal to Sony's machine and still not bothered about getting a 360 or DS. UK loves PS2 and PSP, I'm sure PS3 will also do great here. ------ --- WOW... your not the most clever person in the world aren't ya? i'm sorry but if your saying things then you better tell the right things. Now about the ps2 your right, about the ps3... no one knows as of now, but the psp... where do you see any in the charts? Nintendo DS is selling out the psp in hardware units and software in the uk to buddy

brightshadow525
brightshadow525

No offense to and UK people but.... they have really bad tastes according to this....

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

Just remember multi format means the game with the most formats wins, not the best game. Don't know why anybody debates about this chart, it was originally put together for the Trade, and was never meant for public consumption as it doesn't really mean anything.

EPaul
EPaul

Go ps2 the only active current-gen console

SonyPSP
SonyPSP

Emma Boyes wales, Scotland and northern Ireland are in the UK too...are their european qualifiers are of less significance?

smiley17O
smiley17O

ps2 owned the charts. good to see x360 up there

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

it feels like cars has been there for quite a while

faridmon
faridmon

WOW, 17th week marathon for Brain Age, isn't that called a success? but where the hell is NSMB? ahh i see, the chavs are still alive.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Woooh PS2 continues to dominate the UK! This proves UK gamers are loyal to Sony's machine and still not bothered about getting a 360 or DS. UK loves PS2 and PSP, I'm sure PS3 will also do great here.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

Looks like the DS is moving its way out of the top ten.... for now...... that is until FFIII and Pokemon come out

dexter111344
dexter111344

Where the hell is NSMB?!?!? I see Brain Age, though. This is just the UK, though. I want to see ALL of Europe!

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

"x360 is already dead in UK" just wait till the 360 version of fifa comes out

tigerfan17
tigerfan17

Tiger is the man! Way to stay consistent.

Tom1243
Tom1243

'Xbox 360 is dead in UK' Not Really true dude. There have been no big releases for a while.

benleslie5
benleslie5 ranger

How long will Fifa 07 be at number 1 for?

fordies
fordies

pgr 3 may be there because of the bundle. Why are there so many stupid parents buying cars for there kids my brother included because he bought it for his 4 year old son to play.