PES does the double


Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2008’ keeps EA off the top of the All Formats Top 40 for a second week, selling twice as much as ‘FIFA 08’ despite a drop of 52% in sales from its launch week.

‘FIFA 08’ is No2 in the All Formats Chart for a third consecutive week, ahead of EA’s new franchise ‘The Simpsons Game’ which debuts at No3 on 4 formats. THQ’s ‘Ratatouille’ continues to sell well, increasing sales week-on-week since launch 5 weeks ago, rising one place from No5 to No4. Retailer bundling gives Master Chief a resurgence, helping to boost sales of ‘Halo 3’ by 46% and pushing Microsoft’s highly acclaimed title 3 places up the chart from No8 to No5. It looks like ‘Football Manager 2008’s season in the top flight of the All Formats Top 10 could be over soon as it slips 3 places to No6. EA’s ‘The Sims 2: Castaway’ breaks into the All Formats Top 10 in its second week of release, aided by the launch of the PSP version, giving EA three All Formats Top 10 titles this week. Positions No8 to No10 in the All Formats Chart are all occupied by DS exclusives from Nintendo, with ‘More Brain Training’ and the original back in the Top 10 at No8 and No9 respectively, supported by a new advertising campaign featuring actors such as Patrick Stewart and Julie Walters. Time in the All Formats Top 10 for ‘The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass’ looks to be running out as it falls from No4 to No10. There are only 2 other new releases in the All Formats Top 40 – ‘Timeshift’ from Vivendi at No24 and another newly launched EA franchise ‘Hellgate: London’ at No34.

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