Eidos becomes the 4th different publisher so far this year to reach No1 in the All Formats Chart (after EA, Capcom and Vivendi) with ‘Battlestations: Midway’ flying straight to the top (and No1 in the Xbox 360 Full Price Chart).
It’s the first All Formats No1 for the British publisher since ‘Hitman: Blood Money’ in May 2006 and shoots Capcom’s ‘Lost Planet: Extreme Condition’ down from No1 to No6. The computer says that ‘Little Britain: The Video Game’ from Mastertronic is this week’s highest climber, up from No14 to No2, missing out on No1 by only 1,000 units, but in a rare occurrence, gives UK publishers the top 2 places in the All Formats Chart. ‘FIFA 07’ keeps its eye on the ball, holding on to No3, while Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 6’ slips from No4 to No2, but there is only a difference of 50 sales between Little Britain at No2 and PES 6 at No4. Two new entries break into the Top 20 – THQ’s multi-format ‘Avatar: The Legend of Aang’ based on the Nickelodeon anime cartoon, debuts at No13 and the critically acclaimed PS2 ‘Okami’ from Capcom is at No17 (No1 in the PS2 Full Price Chart ahead of Avatar). There is now only a trickle of Wii games in the All Formats Top 40 as ‘Wario Ware Smooth Moves’ slides from No5 to No21, Wii Play drops from No7 to No27 and ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ falls from No13 to No26. However Nintendo enjoys resurgent sales of DS games with ‘Nintendogs: Lab & Friends’ and ‘Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends’ both re-entering the chart at Nos 28 and 30 respectively.