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28/Jan/2008

Burnout Paradise heats up 2008

EA’s ‘Burnout Paradise’ jump-starts 2008 with the largest week 4 All Formats No1 since ‘Gran Turismo 2’ 8 years ago. The first big new release of the year puts an end to Mario & Sonic’s week at the top, pushing Sega’s Wii game down to No2 (+7%) and Activision’s successful ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ (+5%) down from No2 to No3.
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21/Jan/2008

Mario and Sonic are Comeback Kings

‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games’ stages a Herculean comeback, jumping back into the All Formats Top 40 at No1 with renewed stock handing Sega’s Wii title its third All Formats gold medal.
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14/Jan/2008

CoD is back on the menu at No. 1

Just like last year, week 1 was owned by EA and the latest version of FIFA. But week 2 sees Activision back on top for the first time since clinching the Xmas No1 in week 51, 2007 – ‘Call of Duty 4’ laying down covering fire to claim a 3rd week at No1 since launch (-21%) and declining far less than the rest of the Top 10.
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07/Jan/2008

FIFA kicks off the New Year

EA may have been beaten by Activision (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) for the All Formats Christmas No1 and by Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed) for the last All Formats No1 of the year, but 2008 starts much like 2007: with FIFA on top.
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