UFC is Undisputed No1

26/May/2009

Major new releases over the last 2 months have been few and far between, but this week sees 3 big new titles at 1-2-3 across 4 different formats.


It’s taken THQ’s mixed martial arts ‘UFC 2009: Undisputed’ to finally wrestle the top spot out of Nintendo’s hands with impressive week 1 sales split 52% Xbox360 & 48% PS3 – the game is developed by Yuke’s, best known most recently for the ‘WWE Smackdown vs Raw’ series 2006-2009. Nintendo debut at No2 with ‘Pokemon Platinum’ on DS, a director’s cut of ‘Pokemon Diamond’ & ‘Pokemon Pearl’, released in July 2007. EA debut at No3 with ‘EA Sports Active’, a Wii title aimed squarely at the lifestyle/fitness segment. Nintendo’s ‘Wii Fit’ (+6%) had the last 7 consecutive weeks / 16 weeks in total at No1 and still needs 2 more No1’s to equal the all time record holder (‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ / Eidos). EA’s ‘FIFA 09’ (-8%) drops 3 places to No5, with Activision Blizzard’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ (+2%) dropping 3 places to No6. Nintendo’s ‘Wii Play’ (+95%) drops 2 places to No7, Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Wii’ drops 3 places to No8 (+13%) and Ubisoft’s own Wii lifestyle/fitness title ‘My Fitness Coach’ (+82%) climbs 5 places and back in to the Top 10 at No9. Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ drops 6 places to No10 (-0%). Also new this week is Capcom’s ‘Bionic Commando’ at No14, THQ’s ‘Big Family Games’ at No30 and Codemasters’ ‘Damnation’ at No35.


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