UK Sales Chart – Week Ending 11th October

EA’s blockbuster FIFA series managed to stay at the top of the league this week, and despite a drop in sales of 47%, the world’s most popular football game held off strong competition from the only new entry in this week’s chart, Lego Batman.

1. FIFA 09 (EA Canada)
2. Lego Batman: The Video game (Traveller’s Tales)
3. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
4. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (LucasArts)
5. Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway (Gearbox Software)
6. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (EA Salt Lake)
8. Family Trainer (Namco)
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Neversoft)
10. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
11. Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
12. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
13. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Sora Ltd.)
14. Samba De Amigo (Gearbox Software)
15. Halo 3 (Bungie)
16. Pure (Black Rock Studios)
17. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
18. Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Traveller’s Tales)
19. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (Pandemic Studios)
20. Spore (Maxis)

The plastic Caped-Crusader is publisher Warner Bros. biggest ever video game launch, released across all seven major formats. The diminutive Dark Knight sold 22% of sales on Xbox 360, 22% on budget PS2, 20% on Wii, 17% on PS3, 12% on DS, 6% on PSP and 1% on PC.

Despite the strong sales at the top of the chart, Wii Fit managed increase sales by 47% and climbs a place after last weeks dip in stock. Namco-Bandai/Atari’s Wii Fit knock-off ‘Family Trainer’ is riding on the back of Nintendo’s success and has jumped six places to break into the top 10.

However, this weeks biggest climber is Grand Theft Auto IV, which has moved up eight places to re-enter the top 10 as well. The joint biggest fallers are Pure and Mercenaries 2, both which plummeted nine places since last week.

Indy sales have dropped with the advent of the newest hero on the (Lego) Block, but Dr. Jones is still clinging to the Top 20. LucasArts new ‘ground-breaking’ shooter, Fracture, launched this week, but failed to make it into the top 20. Will it see better sales in its second week?