Biggest UK PC game launch week ever for 'Championship Manager 4'


The All Software (All Formats) Top 40 sees Eidos’ PC ‘Championship Manager 4’ become the biggest ever PC release (double that of the last record-breaker on PC, ‘Championship Manager: Season 01/02) and No1 by a large margin.

The title has also become the third biggest product in the all time best ever sellers list (within a 7 day period), selling around 125,000 units through Chart-Track’s panel of retailers. To put this in perspective, the Top 2 are both huge PS2 titles - ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’ and ‘The Getaway’. Ubisoft rise 11 places to No2 with PS2/XB/PC ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ (PS2 is new this week) and Capcom debut at No3 with PS2 ‘Devil May Cry 2’. Eidos’s PC/PSX ‘Championship Manager Quiz’ re-enters at No4 due to some promotional activity and Nintendo debut at No5 with GBA ‘Zelda 3 – Link To The Past’. Nintendo’s GC ‘Metroid Prime’ drops from No1 to No6 and EA’s PS2/PC ‘The Sims’ drops from No2 to No7. Konami re-enter at No8 with PS2/XB/PC ‘Metal Gear Solid 2 – Substance’ thanks to the new PS2 and PC versions launched this week. Novalogic debut at No9 with PC ‘Delta Force: Black Hawk Down’ and Ubisoft drop from No3 to No10 with PS2/XB/PC/GC/GBA ‘Rayman 3’. Also debuting this week is Lucasarts XB/PC ‘Indiana Jones & The Emperor’s Tomb’ (No13), Sega/Infogrames’ GBA ‘Sonic Advance 2’ (No16), Codemasters’ PS2/XB/PC ‘Toca Race Driver’, re-entry at No17 (new on XB & PC), Vivendi’s PS2/XB/PC ‘Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis’ (No20) and Microsoft’s XB ‘Dead Or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball’ (No23).

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