‘Assassin’s Creed’ becomes the first Ubisoft All Formats No1 since ‘Advanced Warfighter 2’ in March 2007, toppling Activision’s ‘Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ (-33%) which is demoted to No2.
‘Assassin’s Creed’ was released on both Xbox 360 and PS3 with Microsoft’s format claiming 67% of sales and becoming the second fastest selling new IP on an individual format behind ‘The Getaway’ on PS2 (launched December 2002), as well as the 3rd fastest selling Xbox 360 game within a weekly sales period, behind ‘Halo 3’ and ‘COD 4’. With 5 more weeks to go until the Christmas Chart, EA’s ‘The Simpsons Game’ remains among the top sellers, holding on to No3 with only a 9% drop in sales, while THQ’s ‘WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008’ gets knocked down 2 places to No4. Nintendo occupy the next two spots in the All Formats Chart as new entry ‘Super Mario Galaxy’ beats Zelda to become the fastest selling Wii game, debuting at No5 ahead of ‘Dr Kawaskima’s Brain Training’ which is a non-mover at No6 despite a healthy 62% rise in sales. The ever-present ‘FIFA 08’ slips 2 places to No7, while Disney’s Singstar title ‘High School Musical: Sing It!’ (+170%) breaks into the All Formats Top 10, up 5 places to No8 as the Wii version joins the PS2 version new last week. Another climber is Lucasarts’ ‘Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga’, up from No17 to No11 with Wii and DS versions new this week. There were a large number of new releases out this week, but only one other makes the All Formats Top 40 – the highly anticipated ‘Crysis’ on PC, new at No14. Several games break into the All Formats Top 30 for the first time – ‘Deal or No Deal’ from Mindscape/Koch makes the most of strong DS hardware sales at No19 in its second week of release, while ‘Wii Play’ is back in at No21 and ‘Mario Party 8’ re-enters at No26.