UK game charts: January 7-13
It's all change at the top as FIFA's reign finally draws to a close.
Electronic Arts' stretch at the top of the UK all-formats chart is over for the time being, as Capcom's new third-person shooter Lost Planet: Extreme Condition has jumped straight in at number one. It was followed by the Nintendo Wii-exclusive WarioWare: Smooth Moves at number two.
FIFA 07, the best-selling game of 2006 and the first number one of 2007, has dropped to number three, followed by fellow football game Pro Evolution Soccer 6, Need for Speed Carbon, and Rockstar's Canis Canem Edit (Bully in the US).
Lost Planet is the fifth Xbox 360-only game to reach the coveted top slot--it follows the earlier success of Dead or Alive 4, Saints Row, Dead Rising, and Gears of War. The latest chart has a total of 17 format-exclusive games.
Retailers have finally had new deliveries of popular Wii game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which helped to bring the game back up to number eight from 36--making it the biggest climber this week. Other Wii game deliveries also arrived in stores, sending Red Steel and Wii Play back into the charts, to 34 and 19, respectively.
Games that fell down the chart include Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party, which plummeted 14 to 37. Aside from the top two games, there was only one other new entry, Sega's World Snooker Championship 2007 at 17.
New releases this week include the highly anticipated expansion pack for World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, which held an official midnight launch at HMV in London's Oxford Street last night. Around 3,000 fans, some wearing costumes, turned up for the event, which was hailed by Blizzard as "overwhelming." Several customers had been queuing since the early morning.
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