UK Sales Chart – Week ending 23rd May
The past couple of months haven’t seen a great number of blockbuster new releases, but this week sees three new games at the top of the charts, spread over four different platforms. Wii Fit has finally been toppled, but for how long?
1. UFC 2009 Undisputed (New Entry)
2. Pokemon Platinum (New Entry)
3. EA Sports Active (New Entry)
4. Wii Fit (1)
5. FIFA 09 (2)
6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (3)
7. Mario Kart Wii (4)
8. Call of Duty: World at War (6)
9. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (7)
10. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (8)
11. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (12)
12. Bionic Commando (New Entry)
13. The Mystery of the Mummy (New Entry)
14. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (10)
15. The Godfather II (17)
16. Resident Evil 5 (5)
17. Battlestations: Pacific (9)
18. Rhythm Paradise (11)
19. Grand Theft Auto IV (16)
20. Hannah Montana: The Movie (14)
21. Football Manager 2009 (18)
22. Killzone 2 (22)
23. Guitar Hero: World Tour (23)
24. Ben 10: Alien Force (13)
25. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (19)
26. Mario Kart DS (26)
27. Damnation (New Entry)
28. Left 4 Dead (Re-entry)
29. Monsters Vs. Aliens (24)
30. Trivial Pursuit (38)
31. Wheelman (21)
32. New Super Mario Bros. (35)
33. LittleBigPlanet ( 36)
34. Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (39)
35. Halo Wars (28)
36. The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (30)
37. Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (29)
38. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (32)
39. Nintendogs: Lab & Friends (Re-entry)
40. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (27)
It took THQ’s Mixed Martial Arts fighter, UFC 2009: Undisputed to repeatedly knee Wii Fit’s Balance Board in the face and take the top spot, with the title that fans of sweaty men beating each other senseless have been crying out for. It was the best-selling game on both Xbox 360 and PS3, with sales split 52% and 48% respectively.
It’s probably not a shock that a Pokemon game has sold quite well, with Pokemon Platinum (a director’s cut of Diamond & Pearl) launching at No.2. The original game was released nearly two years ago, and still clearly has a legion of avid fans.
EA take the No.3 placing with EA Sports Active, a fitness and lifestyle title aimed at stealing some of Wii Fit’s huge market share (stay tuned for our review soon). But will it be able to maintain the staying power of Nintendo’s bestseller? The fact that it’s half the price might help.
Despite selling 6% more than last week, Wii Fit has been pushed down to fourth place by the new arrivals. Does this spell the end for the Balance game’s No.1 streak? It still needs two more weeks at the top to equal the all-time record.
The Mystery of the Mummy is the next new entry at No.13. I haven’t heard of it either, but apparently it’s a Sherlock Holmes game on the DS, and more people bought it this week than Brain Training.
The sixth and final new entry in this busy week is Codemasters current-gen shooter Damnation, which managed to be the 27th bestselling full price game in the UK this week.
The biggest winner, and one of the few games to move up in the charts, was Trivial Pursuit which moved up eight places to No.30. The biggest loser was Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, dropping thirteen places to No.40.
Perhaps shockingly there is no appearance by Punch-Out in the Top 40…
All info provided by Chart-Track