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28/Dec/2005

Kong is King of the Charts

Ubisoft’s multi-format movie tie-in monster ‘King Kong: Official Game of the Movie’ has smashed ‘Need for Speed: Most Wanted’ off its Christmas No1 perch with EA’s racer knocked down one place to No2.
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19/Dec/2005

EA caught speeding at Christmas - 2nd offence

EA’s ‘Need for Speed: Most Wanted’ (PS2/PSP/XB/XB360/PC/DS/GC/GBA) reaches the Christmas finish line at No1, but it was no easy ride with Ubisoft’s ‘King Kong’ (the same 8 formats as ‘Most Wanted’) making an impressive last minute challenge, with a 64% week-on-week sales hike in its film release week and climbing 2 places from No4 to No2. EA have now taken the Christmas No1 for the last 3 years with ‘Most Wanted’s predecessor ‘Need for Speed: Underground 2’ the Christmas No1 last year (both selling very similar units) and ‘Medal of Honor Rising Sun’ Christmas No1 in 2003.
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12/Dec/2005

Speed kills... the competition

The Christmas Chart is only a week away and EA has the All Formats No1 firmly in its sights for a third successive year as ‘Need for Speed: Most Wanted’ holds on at the top and ‘FIFA 06’ jumps one place from No3 to No2 (both titles are available on 8 formats: PS2, PSP, 360, XB, DS, GBA, PC and GC).
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05/Dec/2005

Xbox 360 has record breaking launch

Xbox 360 joins EA’s Need for Speed as this week’s most wanted Christmas present with 10 out of the 15 Xbox 360 launch titles appearing in the All Formats Top 40 and the Xbox 360 console becoming the fastest selling static console ever in the UK.
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