FIFA 11 Scores Last Gasp Winner

04/Jan/2011

‘FIFA 11’ (-39%) shoots down ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ (-45%) in the last week of the year, denying Activision-Blizzard a 7th week at No1. However, six weeks at No1 is still the most for any game in 2010.


It was a different story in 2009 for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ which stayed at No1 for the 8 weeks from launch until the end of the year, while ‘Black Ops’ has been usurped twice, by ‘Gran Turismo 5’ in W47 and now ‘FIFA 11’.  There is no change in the next 3 places as ‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’ (-26%), ‘Just Dance 2’ (-33%) and ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’ (-34%) are all non-movers at No’s 3, 4 and 5 respectively.  It is the first time two or more Kinect titles have broken into the Top 10 as ‘Kinect Sports’ (-13%) moves up 2 places to No6, joined in the Top 10 by ‘Dance Central’ (+21%) which bounces up 9 places from No19 to No10.  Previous chart toppers ‘Gran Turismo 5’ (-40%), ‘The Sims 3’ (-21%) and ‘Fallout: New Vegas’ (-27%) all end the year in the Top 10 at No’s 7, 8 and 9 respectively.

There are five Kinect games in the Top 40 this week, the most since Kinect’s launch (when there were eight).  It is a good week for Microsoft’s new technology with sales from these five charting Kinect games almost as much as the total from the eight that charted at launch week.


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