FIFA 11 Shows a Safe Pair of Hands


EA’s ‘FIFA 11’ proves to be in a league of its own, retaining the top spot quite comfortably against rival Pro Evolution Soccer, despite a 63% drop in sales.

FIFA 11's launch week amounts to 10 times that of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2011’ kicks off in second place, which is the first time a Pro Evolution Soccer title hasn’t debuted at No1 since the original game back in 2001 (it came second in Week 47, losing out to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).  Capcom’s Zombie title ‘Dead Rising 2’ (-34%) proves it has a firm grip, retaining No3 for the third week in a row, ahead of Codemasters’ ‘F1 2010’ (-64%) which slips down to No4.  Microsoft’s flagship FPS ‘Halo: Reach’ (-43%) drops down to No5, followed by two new entries: Konami’s Castlevania franchise resurrected for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’ and Namco Bandai Games’ ‘Enslaved: Odyssey to the West’ (a game very loosely based on the Monkey TV series) in at No6 and No7 respectively.  EA’s ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11’ (+6%) gets a double bogey and moves down from No6 to No8, while Ubisoft’s chart sensation ‘Just Dance’ (+32%) is back in the Top 10 at No9 (the sequel is out next week).

Nintendo’s latest in the Wii series ‘Wii Party’ debuts at No10, but just missing out on the Top 10 is Black Bean/Tradewest’s ‘WRC: FIA World Rally Championship’ new at No11.  The final new entry this week is for 2K Sports / Take 2’s ‘NBA 2K11’ slamming in at No19.

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