UK Sales Chart – Week ending July 5th

The top of this week’s chart has seen less action than Kate McReary, with Smash Bros, Bad Company and Lego Indy all non-movers. Sales of Nintendo’s brawling masterpiece actually fell 48% from last week, but it still did enough to hold the top spot.

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Sora Ltd.)
2. Battlefield: Bad Company (Digital Illusions)
3. Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Traveller’s Tales)
4. Beijing 2008 (Eurocom Entertainment)
5. Top Spin 3 (Pam Development)
6. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
8. The Bourne Conspiracy (High Moon Studios)
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Neversoft)
10. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
11. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
12. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Konami Digital)
13. Kung Fu Panda (Vicarious Visions)
14. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Neversoft)
15. Unreal Tournament III (Epic Games)
16. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
17. Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What To Eat? (Nintendo)
18. Race Driver: GRID (Codemasters)
19. My Health Coach: Manage Your Weight (Ubisoft Montreal)
20. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix)

A mere two new entries in this week’s Top 20. Kung Fu Panda was actually released last week but failed to sell in any significant numbers, just barely scraping into the Top 40. But this week’s release of the Kung Fu Panda movie unsurprisingly saw sales of the tie-in game jump as spoilt brats pestered their clueless parents until the exhausted elders gave in and bought the game so they could finally get some peace and quiet. It won’t come as a shock to learn that the DS version of Kung Fu Panda sold the best.

The other new entry is actually a re-entry. Unreal Tournament III appeared in the charts months ago at the point of its original release, but the advent of an Xbox 360 version has seen Epic’s multiplayer frag-fest pop it’s head out from behind cover once again.

Wimbledon-mania hit a peak with the Finals at the weekend, which no doubt helped Top Spin 3 climb into this week’s Top 5. But it seems that even the top-class tennis couldn’t dampen Olympic fever as sales of both Beijing 2008 and Mario & Sonic climbed yet higher.

Wii Fit finally managed to stay in the charts for a second week running. Have Nintendo finally sorted out their supply issues?

Strangely, Alone in the Dark has mysteriously disappeared from the Top 20. Can’t think why…