Wii Fit Steps Back Up

05/Apr/2009

· Over the past 6 weeks we have had 4 different No1’s (‘Streetfighter IV’, ‘Killzone 2’, ‘Empire: Total War’ and for the last 3 weeks, ‘Resident Evil 5’). However, Nintendo’s breather after strenuous exercise is over and ‘Wii Fit’ (+1%) is back on top in the run-up to the Easter break, equalling Nintendo’s own longest serving All Formats No1 record way back in 2000 with ‘Pokemon Yellow’ and 10 weeks at the top. Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil 5’ drops to No2 (-38%) and EA climb 3 places to No3 with ‘FIFA 09’ (+3%). Midway/Ubisoft climb 7 places over the debut weekend for ‘Wheelman’ up to No4 (+41%) and Activision Blizzard also do nicely, up 2 places to No5 with Q408’s 2nd biggest game ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ (+1%). Capcom’s ‘Streetfighter IV’ slides 3 places to No6 (-11%), as do Nintendo with ‘Professor Layton and the Curious Village’ at No7 (-13%). There’s impressive longevity shown in the next 2 Top 10 titles – at No8 is Activision Blizzard’s Q407 ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ with 66 weeks on this chart (+12%) and at No9 is Sega’s Q407 ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games’ with 69 weeks on chart (+39%). Rockstar/Take 2 bring up No10 with ‘GTA: Chinatown Wars’ for DS (-6%). The only new entries this week are Warner’s ‘Wanted: Weapons of Fate’ debuting at No15 on 360/PS3/PC and Blade Interactive’s ‘WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship’ in at No39, also 360/PS3/PC.



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