Pro Evolution Soccer 5 puts the boot in


Last week’s All Formats champion ‘FIFA 06’ (PS2/XB/PC/GC/DS/GBA/PSP) is relegated to third place this week, overtaken by 2 new football games. Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 5’ (PS2/XB) claims No1 in the All Format Chart and in doing so the PS2 version snatches FIFA 06’s crown as the new fastest selling football game within a 7 day sales period and 5th fastest selling game ever in the UK.

Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2006’ (PC) sells twice as many as last year’s version, scoring No2 in the All Formats Chart. ‘Football Manager 2006’ outsells ‘The Sims 2’ in its first week to become the 2nd fastest selling PC game behind Sport Interactive’s very own ‘Championship Manager 4’ way back in week 13, 2003. There are a total of 7 new releases from 7 different publishers to enter the All Formats Top 10. Rockstar/Take 2 battle their way in at No4 with ‘The Warriors’ (PS2/XB) followed by Nintendo’s ‘Pokemon Emerald’ (GBA) at No5 and Vivendi’s critically acclaimed ‘F.E.A.R’ at No6. New releases ‘Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi’ from Atari (PS2) and ‘Quake 4’ (PC) from Activision capture the last two Top 10 places, coming in at No9 and No10 respectively. EA’s ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06’ (PS2/PSPXB/PC) drops 5 places from No2 to No7 (down 47% in sales) while Activision’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’, although up 21% in sales has to make way for the new big guns, falling 4 places from No4 to No8. EA’s ‘Black & White 2’ (PC) crashes out of the Top 10 down from No6 to No22 while last week’s strong performer from Sega ‘Spartan: Total Warrior’ (PS2/XB/GC) slips out of the Top 10, down from No3 to No11. In a good week for Konami, movie tie-in ‘Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit’ (PS2/XB) climbs 3 places from No15 to No12 (up 76% in sales). There are 2 more new entries to make the All Formats Top 40: Midway’s ‘L.A. Rush’ (PS2/XB) beats the traffic to land at No17, while EA’s ‘SSX On Tour’ (PS2/XB/GC/NG) gets a chilly reception at No20. THQ’s ‘Bratz Rock Angelz’ (GBA/PS2/PC) makes an appearance at No29 in its second week of release.

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