Empire: Total War Strikes Back


Sega snatch No1 from Sony’s ‘Killzone 2’ as ‘Empire: Total War’ becomes the first PC exclusive All Formats No1 since ‘Football Manager 2008’ (also published by Sega) back in October 2007.

The latest instalment in the highly rated ‘Total War’ series is the fastest selling, recording almost twice as much in its launch week as either top seller ‘Rome: Total War’ or ‘Medieval II: Total War’ and is the only one to reach No1 in the All Formats Chart. Sales of Sony’s ‘Killzone 2’ are down 58%, dropping to only 1,600 units behind Sega’s chart topper. Nintendo are also not far behind as ‘Wii Fit’ enjoys a 31% surge in sales, pushing it up one place to No3. Ubisoft has to settle for No4 with ‘Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X’ debuting at No2 in the PS3 and Xbox 360 charts behind ‘Killzone 2’ and ‘Halo Wars’. ‘Halo Wars’ slips 3 places to No5 (-54%), while ‘Professor Layton’ continues to sell well despite dropping one place to No6 (+12%). Previous holders of the All Formats No1 occupy the next three spots as Capcom’s ‘Street Fighter IV’ (-59%) slides from No3 to No7, ‘FIFA 09’ (-7%) is down one place to No8 and ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ (-7%) also drops one place to No9. The All Formats Top 10 is rounded off by D3P’s ‘Ben 10: Alien Force’ with the only other Top 40 new entry ‘Mario Power Tennis’, released on Wii with ‘new play control’ (play classic Gamecube games with the Wii remote / nunchuck), appearing at No23.

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