UK Sales Chart – Week ending June 28th

There are a whole five new entries in this weeks Top 20 chart, with two of them entering straight in at the top. We Brits have been waiting a while for the latest entry in Nintendo’s Smash Bros. series, and it seems that absence does make the heart grow fonder, as UK gamers couldn’t wait to get their hands on Mario & co.

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

EA’s new Bad Company has entered at number 2, but was it the promise of a ‘proper’ singleplayer campaign that got it there, or just the fans certainty they’d be getting some reliable Battlefield online multiplayer?

Wii Fit has been jumping up and down the charts faster than Skippy the Kangaroo riding a pogo-stick on top of a trampoline. One week it’s selling well, the next it’s sold out! Will Nintendo ever resolve their supply issues?

Top Spin 3 has seen a jump in sales as Wimbledon really starts to kick off, and new-entry Beijing 2008 pole-vaults straight in a number 8 as people look forward to Olympic fever. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Top 20 that didn’t contain a football game. Is this indicative of fans losing interest in footy games now that Euro 2008 is over, or are they losing interest in the sport altogether?

Negative reviews of Atari’s re-imaging of the Alone in the Dark franchise (such as the one on this very site) have seen it plummet in sales from 3rd to 14th. It seems Alone may be going the way of Haze, and won’t be sticking around in the charts for much longer.

It seems people have had their fill of Cooking Guide, causing sales to drop slightly. But Ubisofts DS fitness game Health Coach has experienced a massive spike in sales, suggesting some people might have been overeating their home-cooked meals. Incidentally, Health Coach comes with a free pedometer, so if you’d like to see your other-half pace around like a nervous chicken then this is the game to buy her.