The launch of the PS3 version helps EA’s ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08’ move up 2 places to claim No1 in the All Formats Chart, with last week’s No1, ‘Medal of Honor: Airborne’, also published by EA, down 5 places to No6 with a drop of 47% in sales.
The last time a Tiger Woods game reached No1 in the All Formats Chart was ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004’ 4 years ago. EA gains the first and second spots in the All Formats Chart thanks to the debut of Nintendo DS and Wii exclusive ‘MySims’ at No2 with 58% of sales on Wii and 42% on DS. Nintendo’s own first-party Wii game ‘Super Paper Mario’ climbs one place to No3, while Midway’s ‘Stranglehold’ suffers in the run up to the launch of Halo 3 on Wednesday, dropping 2 places to No4. Codemasters break into the All Formats Top 10 with ‘Colin McRae: Dirt’ up from No11 to No8. The next highest new entry after EA’s ‘MySims’ is Vivendi’s critically acclaimed PC strategy game ‘World in Conflict’ which debuts at No15, while Sony’s ‘Singstar Rock Ballads’ comes on stage at No25, one place ahead of Sega’s DS title ‘Sonic Rush Adventure’ which enters the All Formats Top 40 for the first time at No26 in its second week of release. The only other new entry is another Sony title, ‘Warhawk’ for PS3, which swoops in at No38 (No6 in the PS3 Chart).