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

31/Mar/2003

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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