UK Sales Chart – Week ending 7th February
Nintendo seem to have the strength to hang onto the top spot, as Wii Fit stays at No.1 for the fourth consecutive week. Sales of the Balance Board dropped only 2% since last week, the lowest decline of any Top 10 game this week.
1. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
2. FIFA 09 (EA Canada)
3. Call of Duty: World at War (Treyarch)
4. Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (Big Fish Games)
5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Level 5)
6. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
7. Skate 2 (EA Black Box)
8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
9. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Vicarious Visions)
10. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
11. Need for Speed: Undercover (EA Black Box)
12. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Pandemic Studios)
13. Left 4 Dead (Valve South)
14. Tomb Raider: Underworld (Buzz Monkey)
15. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
16. Football Manager 2009 (Sports Interactive)
17. Lego Batman: The Video game (Traveller’s Tales)
18. SimAnimals (Maxis)
19. Shaun White Snowboarding (Ubisoft Montreal)
20. LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
FIFA 09 streaks up one place to No.2, pushing Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War down a place to No.3, which will be the WWII shooters lowest chart position since its launch 13 weeks ago.
Every game in the Top 10 dropped in sales since last week, and the only new entry in the Top 20 is Mystery Case Files: Millionheir, a game I’d never heard of before today. Apparently it’s a missing item game for the DS. An RRP of £30 for 30 screens to search? There may be a few gamers feeling a little short-changed this week, and wishing they’d purchased No.5 game Professor Layton instead.
This week last year the software market was up and there were 3 new games in the All Formats Top 10 and a new No1 with Capcom’s ‘Devil May Cry 4’. In 2009 the software market has not yet witnessed its first weekly sales increase, while Nintendo and Wii Fit’s dominance at the top in 2009 is in stark contrast to the 5 different games that were All Formats No1’s during the first six weeks of last year.
Thanks to some great price promotions, (meaning it can be owned for the pittance of £24.99) and perhaps also thanks to some positive critical acclaim and word-of-mouth, Left 4 Dead increased sales by 32% and made it into the Top 20 for the first time, jumping nine places to No.13. It was the fourth bestselling Xbox 360 game last week, and the bestselling 360 exclusive.
SimAnimals experienced some much-improved second week sales (up 90% on last week) and made it’s first appearance in the Top 20 at No.18.
All figures provided by Chart-Track.