UK Sales Chart – Week ending June 14th

It would probably be a shock if Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots wasn’t at the top spot in this week chart. No surprises here then, as the most highly anticipated PS3 exclusive so far enters the sales chart at Number 1, becoming the 2nd fastest selling PS3 game after GTAIV.

1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots (Konami Digital)
2. Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Traveller’s Tales)
3. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
4. Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
5. Race Driver: GRID (Codemasters)
6. Sports Island (Hudson)
7. Sid Meier’s Civilisation Revolution (Firaxis)
8. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Neversoft)
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
11. Ninja Gaiden II (Team Ninja)
12. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
13. UEFA Euro 2008 Austria-Switzerland (EA Canada)
14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami Digital)
15. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Dimps)
16. Iron Man: The Official Video game (A2M)
17. Don King Presents: Prizefighter (Venom Games)
18. Cooking Mama 2 (Cooking Mama Limited)
19. Haze (Free Radical Design)
20. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)

There are three new entries to this week’s chart, plus a re-entry in the form of Wii Fit. Stocks of Nintendo’s balancing act have been replenished in UK stores and it seems that people can’t get enough exercise. Perhaps they’ve been inspired by videos like this one.

2K Games have released Prizefighter, their contender for EA’s boxing crown and they’ve also introduced Sid Meier’s Civilisation series to consoles with Revolution. Both games have seen a respectable number of sales in their first week, but it remains to be seen whether their moneymaking potential will increase or decrease in weeks to come.

Haze also continues its unstoppable descent out of the charts…

NOTE – Some of you may have noticed the conspicuous absence of some expected titles in this week’s chart. This is because DarkZero has made the decision to no longer include budget games within our Top 20 UK Sales Chart. We feel this gives a clearer picture of which games are currently popular and what people are choosing to spend their money on. Rest assured that Wii Play and Brain Training etc. are still selling well, and will do for weeks to come.

If you disagree with this decision and would like to see budget games return to the sales chart, or if you would like to suggest any other changes to this weekly feature then please make yourself heard in the comments section below…