Assassin's Creed sneaks back to top spot


Ubisoft end 2007 on a high with ‘Assassin’s Creed’ sneaking to the top of the All Formats Chart, reaching No1 on its respective formats (PS3 and Xbox 360) and dropping only 7% in sales, while Activision’s ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ slips from No1 to No3 with a 37% decline.

‘FIFA 08’ misses out on No1 by around 1,000 sales, as EA have to make do with only 1 week at the top of the All Formats Chart in the last 11 weeks of the year. ‘The Simpsons Game’ falls one place to No4, while ‘Need for Speed: ProStreet’ holds on to No5 with both EA games falling by similar margins (24% and 23% respectively). The football games ‘FIFA 08’ and ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2008’ are the only All Formats Top 10 games to increase in sales with the retailer-promoted Xbox 360 version of PES helping Konami’s title back into the Top 10, up from No13 to No6. THQ’s ‘WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008’ drops 43% in sales but remains at No7 for a third consecutive week, while Nintendo’s Brain Training sequel falls 2 places to No8 (and the original drops out of the Top 10 to No11, for the first in the past 9 weeks). The original Dr Kawashima has been in the All Formats Top 10 for 34 weeks in 2007 (and an impressive 50 weeks in the All Formats Top 20). ‘Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock’ gives Activision 2 Top 10 All Formats games this week, up from No12 to No9. Sega’s All Formats Top 10 representative is no longer ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games’ which due to lack of stock falls out of the All Formats Top 40 after last week’s No9 placing, and is replaced with ‘The Golden Compass’, up one place to No10.

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