EA knock themselves off the top of the All Formats Chart this week, but it’s not the critically acclaimed ‘Spore’ which grabs top spot, rather the explosive ‘Mercenaries 2: World in Flames’. ‘Mercenaries 2’ sells 60% on Xbox 360 and 33% on PS3 with the remainder on PS2 and PC.
‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09’ is the only game in the All Formats Top 10 to rise in sales, up 9% on last week, but it still has to settle for 2nd place. ‘Spore’, designed by Sims creator Will Wright is only 1,162 units behind at No3, handing EA a clean sweep of the Top 3 games. Sales of ‘Spore’ account for 53% of all full priced PC games sold this week. The rest of the All Formats Top 10 all shuffle amongst themselves with Nintendo still making its presence felt in the Top 10 despite ‘Wii Fit’ dropping one place to No4, ‘Mario Kart Wii’ slipping from No2 to No6 and ‘Wii Play’ down 2 places to No7. Take 2 continue to celebrate strong sales of ‘Carnival: Funfair Games’, down from No4 to No5, while Sega’s ‘Mario and Sonic’ is down from No6 to No8. THQ hang on in the All Formats Top 10 with ‘Big Beach Sports’ down 2 places to No9 and ‘Wall-E’ is a non-mover at No10. This week’s remaining non-EA new releases are all outside the Top 20: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 ‘Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise’ at No23, Deep Silver’s PC ‘S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky’ at No25 and Square-Enix’s Xbox 360 ‘Infinite Undiscovery’ at No28. Sales increases in the 2nd week of release see DS titles from Ubisoft and Atari break into the Top 40: ‘Imagine: Teacher’ at No31 and ‘Driving Theory Training’ at No39.