UK Sales Chart – Week ending 17th January


Nintendo’s Wii Fit looks in great shape as an 18% jump in sales pushes it up three places to take the Number 1 spot. It trades places with FIFA 09 which is relegated down to No.4 thanks to a 35% drop in sales.

1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. Call of Duty: World at War (Treyarch)
3. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Pandemic Studios)
4. FIFA 09 (EA Canada)
5. Need for Speed: Undercover (EA Black Box)
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
7. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Vicarious Visions)
8. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
9. Fallout 3 (Bethesda)
10. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
11. Lego Batman: The Video game (Traveller’s Tales)
12. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
13. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
14. Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
15. Quantum of Solace (Treyarch)
16. Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft Montreal)
17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami Digital)
18. Football Manager 2009 (Sports Interactive)
19. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo)
20. LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

This is the fifth time that Wii Fit has reached the top of the Charts, a position it has so far never managed to hold onto for more than a week. The last time Wii Fit claimed the No.1 spot was at the start of August last year.

Wii Fit is only 1,262 unit sales ahead of Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War, which holds onto the No.2 spot despite an 18% drop in sales. Although FIFA is no longer top, EA certainly aren’t out of the running, as they publish the only new entry in this week’s Top 20, Lord of the Rings: Conquest at No.3.

It’s a close-run thing between the top three, with just 2,500 sales separating Wii Fit from Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Stay tuned to find out DarkZero’s thoughts on whether Gandalf & co. deserve such a prestigious sales position. Another EA game, Need for Speed: Undercover, slips from No.3 to No.5 with a 52% slump in sales.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games held onto the No.6 spot with a mere 29% drop in sales, whilst Guitar Hero: World Tour drop two places to No.7 with a 34% decrease in sales.

The always-popular Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training managed to move up a place from No.9 to No.8 with a relatively small 17% sales drop. Other than Wii Fit there is only one title in the Top 20 to experience an increase in sales this week, Grand Theft Auto IV’s 26% jump in sales moves Rockstar’s blockbuster up thirteen places to No. 13.

Sackboy pops his cute little head into view as LittleBigPlanet quietly sneaks into the Top 20. Whilst Shaun White Snowboarding slips the other way, and disappears from the Top 20 altogether.