There were many surprises in the UK charts this week--that FIFA 07 was at number one for a third week running wasn't one of them. The EA Sports game was able to beat the opposition, and despite a sales dip of 52 percent, was still ahead on the field of the UK All-formats chart.
Scarface: The World Is Yours shoved its way in to the number two spot, making it the highest new entry in this week's charts. Consequently, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy moved back down again to number three. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 took two steps back to five, and Cars swerved to a rest also down two spots at eight.
Last week saw few new entrants, but there is a healthy round of debuts this week. There was one other new entry in the top 10--Championship Manager 2007 at number nine--and three others in the top 40. Open Season came in at 17 and Microsoft Flight Simulator at 19. Garfield 2 managed to just claw into the charts at number 40.
A few titles stayed exactly where they were, including Just Cause at four, Project Gotham Racing 3 at 10, and The Da Vinci Code at 36.
Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training is on the move again, heading up one place from last week to seven. The good doctor has plenty to be smiling about, on his 19th week in the UK charts. It was one of only two titles moving upward this week, the other being the irrepressibly successful Sims 2.
Next week will see, among others, the release of highly anticipated titles including Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent, The Sims 2: Pets, Football Manager 2007, and Battlefield 2142.