EA’s ‘The Sims 3’ (-48%) claims a second week at No1 even though sales have halved over the launch week.
Activision Blizzard debut at No2 with sci-fi action-adventure ‘Prototype’ from respected Canadian developer Radical Entertainment (Simpsons: Hit & Run, Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Scarface: World is Yours, Crash Tag Team/Crash of the Titans). Last week’s big new entry, THQ’s ‘Red Faction: Guerrilla’ (-31%) only drops one place to No3 and Nintendo take No4 with ‘Wii Fit’ (+18%) - since being knocked off No1 back in week 21 by a steady stream of quality new releases, Wii Fit has risen 1 place per week over the last 3 weeks, perhaps in preparation for another assault on the top spot to complete that famous record-in-waiting (needs 3 more No1’s for the all time No1 record). THQ’s ‘UFC 2009: Undisputed’ (-36%) drops 2 places to No5 and EA’s ‘EA Sports Active’ (-28%) also relinquishes 2 positions now at No6. Activision Blizzard have the highest climber with ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ (+79%) climbing 9 places to No7 thanks to price promotion. Also of note this week is new entry ‘Grand Slam Tennis’ from EA at No13 which is the first Wii MotionPlus title available and was launched with or without the Wii MotionPlus device (also released this week and features in our Accessories tracking report). Note that Nintendo’s first title to make use of this device is coming out on July 24th (Wii Sports Resort).