FIFA Street Holds Off Resident Evil


‘FIFA Street’ (-44%) holds on to top spot in the Entertainment Software Top 40 this week, helping publisher EA score nine All Format No1s so far this year across 5 different titles.

It is an improvement on this time last year, when they managed five weeks at No1 across 4 different titles. Capcom breaks up EA’s monopoly of the Top 4, debuting at No2 with ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’ – 60% of sales were on XB360 and 40% on PS3 (3 years ago RE5 launched with 55% on XB360 and 45% on PS3). EA has to settle for the next 3 positions with previous chart toppers ‘Mass Effect 3’ (-55%) down one place to No3, ‘FIFA 12’ (+8%) a non-mover at No4 and ‘SSX’ (-31%) slipping 2 places to No5. ‘Modern Warfare 3’ (+12%) is still battling it out in the Top 10, climbing 4 places to No6, while Nintendo’s new 3DS title ‘Kid Icarus: Uprising’ swoops in at No7, re-igniting a franchise dormant for over 20 years. It’s Nintendo’s only Top 10 title this week as ‘Mario Party 9’ (-39%) drops out of the Top 10, down from No5 to No13.

Price promotion lifts ‘Battlefield 3’ (+31%) and ‘F1 2011’ (+19%) back into the Top 10 at No’s 8 and 9 respectively, while Sega’s ‘Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games’ (-23%) falls 4 places to No10. There are only 2 other Top 40 newcomers this week – ‘Shogun 2: Total War – Fall of the Samurai’ at No17 and ‘Ninja Gaiden 3’ at No19.

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