This week there are 4 big new releases and they are all to be found within the Top 10 of the Entertainment Software Top 40. EA’s ‘FIFA 10’ remains on top for a third week despite another severe drop in sales of –54%. However, with week 1 sales being so high the title has now sailed comfortably through the 1m units mark in 3 weeks (Chart-Track total UK market estimates) – a full 3 weeks before ‘FIFA 09’.
Sony’s PS3 exclusive ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ garnered rave reviews and debuts at No2 on this chart and of course is comfortably No1 on the PS3 Full Price Chart. The title was developed by long-standing Playstation coding house Naughty Dog, of Crash Bandicoot fame.
‘Uncharted 2’ is the sequel to 2007’s ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’ on PS3 which peaked at No22 on the All Formats Top 40 and got to No1 on the PS3 chart in its second week of release (week 50, 2007). Codemasters’ ‘Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’ drops from No3 to No2 (-51%) and Nintendo’s ‘Wii Sports Resort’ climbs one place to No4 (+17%). The three other new releases this week are: at No5 Sega’s ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games’ (Wii/DS), at No7 EA’s ‘Brütal Legend’ (360/PS3) and at No10 Bethesda’s ‘Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition’, which includes all 5 download packs (PS3/360/PC). The first 4 download packs were released this year at retail on 360 and PC, but not on PS3, which helps explain why the PS3 version is the lead format with 56% of sales.