Nintendo were only taking a short break from No1 in the All Formats Chart. After 2 weeks of watching ‘Ashes Cricket 2009’ take top spot, ‘Wii Sports Resort’ (-12%) climbs one place back to No1, pipping Activision-Blizzard’s newcomer ‘Wolfenstein’ by 2,000 sales.
Nintendo have now claimed the No1 spot in the All Formats Chart for an impressive 15 weeks so far this year. By way of consolation, Activision-Blizzard’s resurrection of the classic ‘Wolfenstein’ franchise takes the No1 position on the PS3, 360 and PC charts. Codemasters’ ‘Ashes Cricket 2009’ is bowled out, forced to settle for No3 in the All Formats batting order after a 56% drop in sales. Activision-Blizzard now matches Nintendo with 3 titles in the All Formats Top 10 this week, boosted by price promotions on ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ (+ 36%) which jumps 2 places to No5 and ‘Prototype’ (-10%) sneaking back into the Top 10, up one place to No10. Nintendo’s old guard of ‘Wii Fit’ (-8%) and ‘Mario Kart Wii’ are proving resiliant, maintaining a strong Top 10 presence by only slipping one place to No’s 4 and 7 respectively. In its third week of price promotion, Ubisoft’s ‘Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood’ falls 2 places to No6 (-26%). Sales of ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10’ (-24%) are down by a similar margin at No8, but fellow EA Sports title and previous chart topper ‘Fight Night Round 4’ (-5%) scraps its way back into the Top 10 at No9. American football is proving less robust for EA with ‘Madden NFL 10’ (-43%) dropping to No20 after debuting last week at No8.