Nintendo’s ‘Wii Fit’ goes from strength to strength at the top of the All Formats Chart with a 21% rise in sales, holding on to No1 for the first time since it was launched 9 months ago and weighing in with its sixth week at the top.
If it is to become Nintendo’s longest serving All Formats No1 it will need to better Pokemon Gold’s 7 weeks and then Pokemon Yellow’s 10 weeks at the top. Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ (sales up 3%) fends off another EA new release this week as ‘Skate 2’ debuts one place behind it at No3 (just like EA’s ‘Lord of the Rings: Conquest’ did last week). In fact EA claim the next 3 games in the All Formats Top 5 as ‘FIFA 09’ is a non-mover at No4 and ‘LOTR: Conquest’ drops two places to No5, sales down 31%. However, Nintendo have the most Top 10 games this week with 4 thanks to ‘Wii Play’, down one place to No6 and both ‘Mario Kart Wii’ and ‘Professor Layton and the Curious Village’ slipping back into the Top 10. ‘Mario Kart Wii’ jumps from No13 to No8, boosted by hardware bundling, while renewed stock of ‘Professor Layton’ propels it back into the Top 40 at No10. Nintendo can’t claim all five of the Wii/DS exclusives in this week’s All Formats Top 10 because Ubisoft’s own Wii Fitness game ‘My Fitness Coach’ is a new entry at No7. The release of the PS2 version of ‘Tomb Raider: Underworld’ puts it back in the Top 10 at No9.