Capcom brings EA’s grip on the All Formats No1 spot to an end with Xbox 360 exclusive ‘Lost Planet: Extreme Condition’ debuting at No1, ahead of Nintendo’s Wii-exclusive ‘Wario Ware: Smooth Moves’ new at No2 (No1 in the Wii Chart). It’s Capcom’s first All Formats No1 since ‘Dead Rising’, which was also an Xbox 360 exclusive, 19 weeks ago.
Sales of ‘FIFA 07’ are down by 59%, the largest drop-off for any All Formats Top 40 game this week, pushing the Christmas Chart-topper down from No1 to No3. ‘Lost Planet: Extreme Condition’ is the 5th Xbox 360 exclusive game to reach the All Formats No1 position, following ‘Dead or Alive 4’, ‘Saints Row’, ‘Dead Rising’ and ‘Gears of War’. There are now 17 format-exclusives in the All Formats Top 40 this week. After weeks of low stock, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ re-enters the Top 10, up from No36 to No8, boosted also by renewed sales of Wii hardware (up by 85% on last week). The only other new release to make the All Formats Top 40 is Sega’s ‘World Snooker Championship 2007’ at No17, while there are re-entries for ‘Wii Play’ at No19 and ‘Red Steel’ at No34 thanks in part to renewed Wii hardware stock.