UK Game Charts: April 23-29

EA's FIFA World Cup enters at number one, knocking Tomb Raider off after three weeks.


Electronic Arts' 2006 FIFA World Cup has made its debut at number one on the ELSPA Chart-Track best-seller list. The game, which was released on the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation2, GameCube, and Nintendo DS last week, knocked Tomb Raider: Legend off the top spot after a three-week reign. The PlayStation Portable version of the game will follow on May 19.

Other than FIFA, there was not much change to the Top 10, with only one other new entry in the form of Guild War: Factions at number seven. EA's World Cup game clearly had some effect on FIFA Street 2, however, as it suffered the furthest drop in the chart from four to nine.

Continuing the football theme, Sega's Football Manager 2006 enjoyed a healthy rise from number seven to number three this week. Film tie-ins fared less successfully, with both Ice Age 2: The Meltdown and The Godfather dropping down the chart since last week.

Aside from Football Manager, the only other game to rise up the chart this week is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, gaining two places from last week's 10 to this week's eight. Nintendo's Animal Crossing is also remaining popular at number four, dropping only one place since last week. Buzz!: The BIG Quiz also managed to drop only one place but is clinging on at the bottom of the chart to the number 10 position.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff both dropped out of the Top 10 from last week.

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