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Forums - Sales Discussion - UK Charts, week ending 9th Dec

EA’s ‘FIFA 07’ scores a second hat-trick at the top of the All Formats Chart, holding on to No1 for a third consecutive week in the face of the launch of Nintendo’s revolutionary new Wii console. With the Christmas chart only one week away, there is no change in second place as EA’s ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ (Wii version new this week) sticks at No2. Renewed sales of the PSP and Xbox 360 versions push ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 6’ up from No4 to No3, while last week’s retailer promoted game ‘Call of Duty 3’ from Activision falls back one place to No4, despite the Wii version joining the battle this week. In total 6 out of the 14 Wii titles launched this week feature in the All Formats Top 40. Nintendo’s ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ debuts at No5 with two thirds of new Wii owners buying a copy, while ‘Wii Play’ (only sold as part of a bundle with the Wii Remote) comes in at No9. Nintendo may occupy the top two positions in the Wii Top 10 with ‘Zelda’ and ‘Wii Play’, but all the other positions are held by third party publishers with Ubisoft leading the way thanks to ‘Red Steel’ at No3, ‘Rayman Raving Rabbids’ at No4, ‘Monster 4x4 World Circuit’ at No8 and ‘GT Pro Series’ at No9. All four All Formats Top 40 new entries are on Nintendo’s new console with exclusives ‘Red Steel’ at No19 and the multi-format ‘Rayman Raving Rabbits’ bounding in at No30. This week’s highest climber is Midway’s ‘Happy Feet’ (Wii version new this week), dancing its way up seven places from No18 to No11. The success of Microsoft’s promotional bolt-on bundles means ‘Project Gotham Racing 3’ climbs from No36 to No22, while ‘Xbox 360 Live Arcade Unplugged’ enters the Top 40 for the first time at No35. There are now 14 DS games in the All Formats Chart ,with ‘Yoshi’s Island DS’ at No36, almost doubling in sales in its second week and ‘Big Brain Academy’ re-entering at No39. LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher 1 1 FIFA 07 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 2 2 NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON EA CANADA EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 4 3 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT KONAMI KONAMI 3 4 CALL OF DUTY 3 TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION - 5 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 5 6 THE SIMS 2: PETS MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 8 7 WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007 YUKE'S THQ THQ 6 8 GEARS OF WAR EPIC GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT - 9 WII PLAY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 7 10 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY TRAVELLER'S TALES LUCASARTS LUCASARTS 18 11 HAPPY FEET A2M MIDWAY MIDWAY 9 12 CARS RAINBOW STUDIOS THQ THQ 12 13 DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 10 14 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS UBISOFT (MONTREAL) RED STORM UBISOFT 16 15 NINTENDOGS: DALMATIAN & FRIENDS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 14 16 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07 EA REDWOOD SHORES EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 15 17 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 13 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 - 19 RED STEEL UBISOFT UBISOFT UBISOFT 11 20 BRATZ: FOREVER DIAMONDZ BARKING LIZARDS THQ THQ 17 21 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA 36 22 PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 3 BIZARRE CREATIONS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 19 23 CANIS CANEM EDIT ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 25 24 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE: PARTY ED. CLIMAX EIDOS EIDOS 22 25 THE SIMS 2 MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 21 26 TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: DOUBLE AGENT UBISOFT (SHANGHAI) UBISOFT UBISOFT 24 27 TONY HAWK'S PROJECT 8 SHABA ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 20 28 POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: BLUE RESCUE CHUNSOFT NINTENDO NINTENDO 23 29 GUITAR HERO II HARMONIX REDOCTANE ACTIVISION - 30 RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS UBISOFT UBISOFT UBISOFT 28 31 GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 27 32 BUZZ! THE BIG QUIZ RELENTLESS STUDIOS SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT. 30 33 ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 34 34 SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS RADICAL ENTERTAINMENT SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES - 35 XBOX 360 LIVE ARCADE UNPLUGGED MICROSOFT MICROSOFT MICROSOFT - 36 YOSHI'S ISLAND DS ARTOON NINTENDO NINTENDO 29 37 THE LEGEND OF SPYRO: A NEW BEGINNING KROME STUDIOS SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES 33 38 CRICKET 07 HB STUDIOS EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS - 39 BIG BRAIN ACADEMY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO - 40 SINGSTAR LEGENDS LONDON STUDIOS SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT. So Zelda does around 30-35k in it's first week to make number 5 - 2/3 is a good attach rate!!