Tuesday, 8 January 2008

DS and Wii dominate Europe, EA shoots up the UK charts

The latest European and UK game charts have been released by Next-Gen.biz.

In the German and Spanish charts the DS, Wii and PS2 are all clearly dominating proceedings, with only one PC game and one PS3 game featuring in the charts while there is no sign of a 360 game in either chart.

This is clearly a good sign for Nintendo who can be seen to have a dominant position in continental Europe, while Sony will be pleased to see several PS2 games featured. However they can't be happy that only one PS3 game got into these top sellers. This is nothing compared to Microsoft who have been totally out performed for the week ending 30th December and surely they must make moves to regain a foothold in continental Europe.

The UK chart sees EA dominating proceedings with three titles featuring in the Top 5 with FIFA holding the top spot out scoring Pro Evo which is way down in 6th place. Movie tie-in The Golden Compass has moved up to 7th in the chart forcing WWE: Smackdown vs Raw to fall to 10th in the chart. Overall sales of the top 40 games in the UK have fallen week on week with Assassin's Creed seeing a 70% drop in sales.

Obviously the post-Christmas wallet tightening and general slowing of the UK economy have had a large effect in the UK downturn. Though when the big name games start being released after the January break I expect UK games sales will get back up to where they normally are.

Charts are as follows:


01. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
02. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
03. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (DS)
04. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC)
05. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
06. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
07. Need for Speed ProStreet (PS2)
08. SingStar Apres Ski (PS2)
09. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
10. FIFA 08 (PS2)


01. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (DS)
02. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
03. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PS2)
04. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
05. WWE Smackdown! Vs RAW 2008 (PS2)
06. Assassin’s Creed (PS3)
07. SingStar Latino (PS2)
08. Imagine: Being Mum (DS)
09. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
10. FIFA 08 (PS2)


01. FIFA 2008 (EA)
02. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
03. The Simpsons Game (EA)
04. Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft)
05. Need for Speed: ProStreet (EA)
06. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
07. The Golden Compass (Sega)
08. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (Nintendo)
09. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Activision)
10. WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 (THQ)

Source: Next-Gen.biz

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