Wii Fit Plus jumps to top of the charts

Disappointment for other publishers as Band Hero, SingStar: Take That, and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time all fail to break the top 10.

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Although Football Manager 2010 was able to hold off Nintendo's Wii Fit plus from the number one spot, the fitness title has now climbed up one place to the top of the UK charts, as Football Manager drops down to number four.

Nintendo will be hoping for some success with Wii Fit plus, as itsrecent financials depicted a less-than-rosy outlook for the Kyoto based company. Overall Wii sales were down to only 5.75 million units from 10.1 million, and profits plummeted 52 percent from ¥144.8 billion ($1.6 billion) from April to September 2008 to ¥69.5 billion ($766 million) from April to September 2009.

However, if the game manages sales figures close to its predecessor, Nintendo should be laughing all the way to the bank. Wii Fit managed to hold on to the top spot for over 16 weeks earlier in the year, and lifetime sales for the game have hit over 22 million.

It's not all sunshine and rainbows for other publishers this week, as a number of high-profile releases have failed to break the top 10. Activision's latest child-friendly rhythm game Band Hero, failed to break even the top 40, while DJ Hero, which last week debuted at 20, drops another place to 21.

Sony may be disappointed with the performance of Insomniac’s latest title, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, which debuts at 22, though manages number three in the PlayStation 3 chart. It's more bad news for Sony as SingStar: Take That fails to hit the right notes and charts at 16. FIFA 10 climbs up a place to three, while rival PES 10 drops down to nine. Interestingly, PES 10, which traditionally fares better on a Sony console, has been knocked off the top spot in the PlayStation 3 chart by FIFA 10, falling to five. The last new entry in the all-formats category this week comes from BioWare with the critically acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins, which debuts at five.

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