Wow some British Gamers have no taste and just buy the rubbish that is advertised the most, Okami should be doing alot better really.
Battlestations: Midway flies straight in at number one, while Little Britain beats the football games into second. "Yeah, I know."
Eidos is celebrating the success of World War II strategy game Battlestations: Midway, as it has landed atop the UK all-formats chart based on sales for the week of February 4-10. It was followed closely by a resurgent Little Britain The Video Game--a series of minigames based on the popular UK television comedy series--which went up from 14th to number two.
Perennial football favourites FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 simply refused to go away and took third and fourth respectively, while arcade classics bundle Sega Mega Drive Collection fell a place to fifth.
Capcom's Xbox 360 action game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition was the biggest faller in the top 10, dropping to sixth from last week's number one spot, while Need for Speed Carbon, The Sims 2: Pets, New Super Mario Bros., and Cars filled out the rest of the top 10.
Other notable new entries included THQ's Avatar: The Legend of Aang at 13 and the critically acclaimed Okami, which made its debut at 17.
Among the games to look out for in UK stores this week (and likely to dent the chart next week) are Supreme Commander (PC), ArmA: Armed Assault (PC) from 505 Game Street, God Hand (PlayStation 2), and Nintendo's Excite Truck (Wii).
Chart uk_sales for date 2007-02-13 03:27:55
Mkeegs79 Where is the Wii? Oh..that's right! There is only crap on the Wii. The only steller game being a sequel to Zelda. Typical. No wii sports IS AMAZING HAVE YOU PLAYED THE WII???
Okami at 17!!! That is outrageous! Little Britain is an offensive game that is a complete waste of time, money and effort. Okami is a glorious game that has been crafted with care and dedication and it shows the moment you put the disc into the PS2. Little Britain is a poor excuse of a game, a terrible cash-in and awful.
Where is the Wii? Oh..that's right! There is only crap on the Wii. The only steller game being a sequel to Zelda. Typical.
I am from the UK and just hate the fact that great games such as Okami (only getting 17) and that get basically shunned because of crap like Little Britain. The show is decent at best but this does not deserve to be a video game and that it is in No 2 just goes to show that some people here are gullible and believe that if the show is great, the game should be too. Also, a majority of the game's copies sold were probably for kids anyway and of course, fans of the series. Yes, Cars has been out since June and that it is still up there because the fact it is on like every bloody system out at the moment (bar the PS3) and wouldn't be surprised if a PS3 version came out for it. Just going to say you can keep your FIFA, NFS, Pro Evo and the rest of the garbage in the Top Ten (except for New Super Mario Bros and SMDC), as I rather play a underappreciated classic than a popular sports game or played-out franchises.
TTDog wrote ''If they added the "ALL FORMATS" bit it might stop the mass of sad Sony fanboys claiming that PS2 rules the world.'' Mate the majority of the mulitformat games in the charts are selling strong primarily due to the number of PS2 owners- fact. If the chart was broken down into PS2, Xbox, 360 and Wii the PS2 would still win overall. Okami's just been released and with FFXII & God of War 2 to follow expect software sales of the new gen to lag behind. And btw the PS3 pre-orders have just broken the record at Woolworths (major highstreet retailer) with more to follow I'm sure.
The reason Lost planet fell was probably down to the fact that the majority of 360 owners over here would of bought it by now and there isnt enough new 360 owners to keep it up there and i expect it to be out of the charts in the next couple of weeks. The reason games like cars and that stay in the charts is because its multi format but also they dont get a huge surge of sales like a gears or lost planet so you have parents picking it up for the kids every week where as pretty much every 360 owner picked up gears and lost planet in the first week or so of being released and since then pretty much just have to rely on new 360 owners for game sales.
Gears isn't in the charts because I doubt they will sell any more copies in the UK. There aren't a huge number of 360 owners in the UK so everyone who has a 360 likely already has Gears.
In all honesty I think the Uk charts are improving (aside from Little Britain) but I think it shows that we have two types of gamers Vetrans: who know what their own about (some even in this forum) and very, very casual gamers who'll just pick up something because it refers to them in some way regardless of how good it is. Still, Where the hell is Gears of War?
Square have already done stuff with MS with the poor FInal Fantasy XI, can't say I'm overly fussed with Konami as I haven't really played anything they've done since Silent Hill 2 (not as good as the original) and MGS is just a 30 hour movie interspersed with 10 minutes of game play every 2 hours. With costs for game production being what they are its multiformat now for most titles so its not like none PS3 owners are missing out, I've yet to buy a system straight off, theres always been plenty of stuff on the one I already own to keep me occupied until the next one gets anything worth bothering with.
i wouldnt buy it if they halfed it until they come out with good exclusives. I am expecting konami and square to start bailing on sony soon. konami already has a relationship with M$ as is apparent on arcade games and sony has been testing square since the hdd fiasco. without those two companies as exclusive what are they left with really besides their ultimate processing (lmao) chip?
Not sure on the Wii, the novelty may wear off, but as I can't get one at the minute as everywhere's out of stock I get a few more months to sit back and see what happens. PS3 wise they'll have to halve the price before I would even consider picking up a system thats sitting on the shelves in the US and Japan so soon after its release, hardly a good sign is it.
well...right now the ps3 does suck so i dont blame them for sticking up for an incredibly expensive system they bought with such a bleak future. they are understandably jealous about all the cool news coming out for the wii60. i used to be this guy with the turbographix16. heh, well before the interweb and people could argue all day about nothing :P
Been gaming far too long, so long I remember the Commodore 64 vs ZX Spectrum arguments at school, then the Atari ST vs Amiga 500 arguments. Maybe I'm just an idealist, I know theres more than 1 console out there, and that each has its faults, that some games will kick ass and be exclusicve to one system and that not everyone likes the same sort of thing. Sometimes it just pains me to see so many imbeciles that can't get past, "Me like Sony/Nintendo/Xbox (delete as applicable) so everything else pants"
you think fanbois stop to read things before they spout their nonsense? you must be new to videogames. welcome aboard!
If they added the "ALL FORMATS" bit it might stop the mass of sad Sony fanboys claiming that PS2 rules the world.
it doesnt bother me if they do or dont. i honestly thought it was 360 exclusive. people dont buy pc games unless they are mmos or sims anyway. kidding people sheesh.
Sonovius, they'd be hard pressed to put them all in, Cars is on 9 different systems, they do try and show all the versions on the right but they could state in the main text that its an all formats chart.
TTDog: "And gets one more, Battlestations is out on PC as well, hence the inclusion of the Battlestations Midway (PC) in featured games." oh. well gamespot's fault for not including it on platforms. at any rate its a good game I'm glad a good nonconventional (imo) rts is getting some good sales so they continue to make games like this.
"VanGriffin: Just goes to show the PS2 still rules." ALL FORMATS chart, theres not a single PS2 only game up there.
"Sonovius: battlestations is 360 only to those people who are stupid asking why gears isnt on the list. and why would you care what they are buying? gamespot certainly has its share of idiots..." And gets one more, Battlestations is out on PC as well, hence the inclusion of the Battlestations Midway (PC) in featured games.
battlestations is 360 only to those people who are stupid asking why gears isnt on the list. and why would you care what they are buying? gamespot certainly has its share of idiots... battlestations is a great game btw finally the brits have made up for the attrocities they created in the colonies. Hit me up tag is the same as username here!
"okassar: why aren' games like Gears of War and Dead Rising up there?" As the UK chart is all format, so Cars could be selling small amounts on each console (of which there are 9 different versions) the OVERALL number beats the sales of Gears on just the one machine. Too many people seem ignorant to this being ALL FORMATS, hence the long list of featured games to the right of the story.
"Capcom's Xbox 360 action title Lost Planet: Extreme Condition was the biggest faller in the top ten, dropping to sixth from last week's number one, while Need for Speed Carbon, The Sims 2: Pets, New Super Mario Bros., and Cars filled out the rest of the top 10. Other notable new entries included THQ's Avatar: The Legend of Aang at 13, and the critically acclaimed Okami, which made its debut at 17. Among the titles to look out for in UK stores this week, and likely to dent the chart next week, are Supreme Commander (PC), ArmA: Armed Assault (PC) from 505 Game Street, God Hand (PlayStation 2) and Nintendo's Excite Truck (Wii)." What the hell?!?!?!?!THOSE BRITS ARE CRAZY,I understand 360 rocks,therefore,some of its games made it to the top but why aren' games like Gears of War and Dead Rising up there?
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