Hat-trick hero ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’ marks its third week as All Formats No1 with another clean sweep at the top of the individual format charts for the 4 static consoles (PS2, GC, XB and 360).
Both ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’ and ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’, a non-mover at No2, are down by 44% on last week. There are now 3 football games in the All Formats Top 5 with 2nd week sales of ‘Championship Manager 2006’ on PS2 up 50% and a new Xbox version this week, promoting Eidos’ title to its highest ever chart position (up 7 places from No10 to No3), while the Platinum release of ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 5’ helps Konami dribble past ‘FIFA Streeet 2’, up 12 places from No16 to No4. ‘Pokemon Link!’ catches more sales in its second week of release, entering the Top 40 for the first time at No18, giving Nintendo 3 DS exclusive titles in the All Formats Top 20 (‘Animal Crossing’ at No7 and ‘Metroid Prime: Hunters’ at No11). Capcom record the only new release to make the Top 40 with ‘Monster Hunter: Freedom’ feeding PSP owners hunger for a new game, debuting at No20.