UK Game Charts: October 15-21

Football Manager 2007 knocks FIFA 07 off the top spot; The Sims 2: Pets and Battlefield 2142 among other new entries.

Football Manager 2007 (Worldwide Soccer Manager 2007 in the US) has knocked FIFA 07 off the top spot in the UK All-Formats game chart--the game came straight in at number one, even though it wasn't supposed to be released this week.

There are a smorgasbord of new entries this week, all but one in the top 20: The Sims 2: Pets enters at number three, Battlefield 2142 storms in at seven, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent arrives at number five, and Destroy All Humans! 2 comes in at number 21.

UK developer Sports Interactive can give itself a pat on the back, because the company can now boast the top three fastest-selling games in the UK (based on the Chart Track panel), namely Championship Manager 4, Football Manager 2006, and Football Manager 2007.

Of course, all the new entries mean that some titles are going to head south--this week these include Scarface: The World Is Yours, down two spots to four; Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, down four places to nine; and Kingdom Hearts II, which sinks a whole 10 slots to 16.

Titles moving upward are few and far between this week--the only rising star in the top 20 is Ubisoft's Open Season, crawling up two spaces to 15. One other upwardly mobile game--The Sims 2: Glamour Stuff--is up two to 26. Cars is still spinning its wheels as the week's only non-mover at number eight.

This week will see the release of Rockstar Games' Canis Canem Edit, better known as Bully in the US. Other games due out include another football title--Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (known as Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 in the US). FIFA 07 is also being released on the Xbox 360, which might give it another bump up the charts. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be released this week, along with The Sims 2: Pets for the Nintendo DS.

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bobreturns
bobreturns

TorugotoShinsan hit the nail on the head there good point made people need to realise the UK market is different thats why people buy different games kids like cars parewnts buy it for them not everyone is a hardcore gamer that actually needs to get out and enjoy something else

_Sam_
_Sam_

I expected Battlefield 2142 to do a bit better

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

No matter how much of sports fan, Splinter Cell DA has to be HIGHER!

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

Several things the American users need to know before yelling "ZOMG CHART SUCKZ" Sports games are popular in the UK and they attract a lot of causal gamers. The market for casual gamers in the UK is huge hence the high sales for The Sims, the DS and PS2 was well as lisenced games like Cars. Lego Star Wars is awesome. Deal with it. There is a large market for games targeted towards kids and families which also explains why Cars is doing well. This is a combined chart. However if I remember correctly, the console listed is the one that got the most sales. Once again the market for sports games in the UK is huge. I can imagine the Wii selling out very quicklyt purely due to Wii Sports. There aren't a great deal of games on the 360 that appear to casuals. Couple that with the fact that we're still paying on average the equivalent of $550-600 for a 360 and that will explain why it hasn't really exploded over here.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I am ashamed to be a UK gamer. What kind of disaster of a top 10 is that. Am I the only one who has a quality collection of games in this country or what. (Most recent purchase was Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence before that was Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) Fantastic games. Not the pile of garbage that sits above me.

Exodist
Exodist

What the hell, Cars is rubbish. Why do the people in the UK buy that game. I know I certainly didn't...

althegeek
althegeek

i live in the u.k and i am digusted about football games selling stupidly large amounts of copies, i have little intrest in a sport that involves 11 men running up and down a field for an hour and a half chasing a bit of plastic, let alone a game that people play of it, it's like watching paint dry. (hey, E.A, if your listening, there's a game idea, which you can cheat people out of their money every year), i just don't understand it

fantasyfacade
fantasyfacade

WTF!!! How is cars still in the top 10 and how has KH2 suddenly dropped from 6 to off the board?

rossinho
rossinho

EK-ANDY yes sport is generly the biggest genre but the second a gta game comes out the sport is put to one side and gtas first for about 2 months +

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

UK is loyal to PS2. Don't be surprised if this continues until PS3 comes out here.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

cars has been up there for like 20 weeks now...im quite impressed

daqua_99
daqua_99

Normally there are more DS games ... but now there are none ...

vackillers
vackillers

Common boys... dont let BF2142 stay here with the rubbish Ea/DICE threw out this month, dont let it stay in the top 10 for long lads..... shoulda jus called it a MMOG due to the lazyness of SP support and the whole IGA situation....

shasam712
shasam712

For everyone saying "Only one 360 game?"...*sigh* I can't believe I have to say this again. It is a multiformat chart! Meaning that if it says PS2, it also includes any other versions of that game on any other platform. So there were 5 360 games in the chart....if you add them up.

Ek-Andy
Ek-Andy

The only suprising thing about this is that Fifa 07 isnt first. Yes the UK is obsesed with football, but hey its a much more followed sport all over the world than American Football. I think the most poprular genre in the UK is sports.

bobreturns
bobreturns

this chart is taken from one place it means basically nothing

thekey
thekey

Hold up. With all the people bringing up the fact that there's no 360 games on the charts doesn't mean that there not selling in the top 20. First off second off, wait tilll FEAR, GoW, Rainbow Six vegas, and DOA extreme 2. You'll see some 360 chart toping. And another thing Splinter Cell 4, is doing better than BattleField 2142 and Tigerwoods 07. methedemon PS3's in the UK in 2006..................................',_,'

axes03
axes03

FISHERS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

DrinkDuff
DrinkDuff

TintedChimes, you are fogetting that this is the U.K....It doesn't have a large Portable gaming market.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Okay, that's strange - the release date is still November 24, 2006 for The Sims 2: Pets. EDIT: Fixed now.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Seriously, where's the portable game love?

methedemon
methedemon

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GTCzeero
GTCzeero

I can't wait for the current gen version of Splinter Cell! And, hey, don't criticise us for buying all the football games, it's just the same in America with the Madden games.

jofy
jofy

the 360 is deadborn in europe,sony still manages to be much more successful than the so called next gen from microsoft,wait until the ps3 arrive,sony rules.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

ok...do UKers just buy anything with the word "football" on the cover? seriously..

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

football is knocked out by football. how very post modern.

rossinho
rossinho

whoa! 4 ea games. fifa football not rugby or any other sport football replaced by FOOTBALL manager tells you somethin bout us brits

Plays_4_Pants
Plays_4_Pants

in an ideal world, the 360 would have more than 1 ok game released every 3 months

ftjx
ftjx

in an ideal world this chart wouuld be dominated by the x360............

wenbin09
wenbin09

football, the greatest sport on earth does it agn!

Schillinger
Schillinger

Wow, football knocked off the top by... football! :roll:

giantfryingpan
giantfryingpan

The two extra days due to the street date breaking makes no difference. The charts end on Saturday, not Friday. Therefore, Friday new releases are always included in the charts that are released on Monday by Chart Track. Football Manager would have been #1 with or without the extra two days on sales.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

The British do enjoy their football.