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Lost Planet, WarioWare Triumph In UK Charts

The first two major new releases of the year have achieved better than expected success in the new UK weekly sales charts, with Capcom’s Lost Planet following last year’s Dead Rising with another number one debut, and similar success for _

David Jenkins

January 16, 2007

2 Min Read

The first two major new releases of the year have achieved better than expected success in the new UK weekly sales charts, with Capcom’s Lost Planet following last year’s Dead Rising with another number one debut. It is the fifth Xbox exclusive title to reach the number one spot in Britain, after Dead or Alive 4, Saints Row, Dead Rising and Gears of War. The new release of WarioWare: Smooth Moves on the Wii has also done unexpectedly well, especially given the console’s small userbase and the previously mediocre performance of other games in the series in the UK, where WarioWare Twisted! was never even released. WarioWare’s success has been aided by an 85% increase in hardware availability this week, which has also helped sales of Twilight Princess and seen Wii Play re-enter the charts at number nineteen and Red Steel at number thirty-four. The only other new entry in the top forty is Sega’s World Snooker Championship 2007 at number seventeen, which will be known as World Pool Championship 2007 upon its release in the U.S.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

NE

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

Capcom

360

1

2

NE

WarioWare: Smooth Moves

Nintendo

Wii

1

3

1

FIFA 07

EA

PS2/Xb/GC/360/PC/GBA/DS/PSP

16

4

4

Pro Evolution Soccer 6

Konami

PS2/360/PC/PSP

12

5

2

Need for Speed Carbon

EA

All Formats

11

6

5

Canis Canem Edit

Rockstar

PS2

11

7

3

The Sims 2 Pets

EA

PS2/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP

13

8

36

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Nintendo

GC/Wii

5

9

10

Gears of War

Microsoft

360

9

10

6

Call of Duty 3

Activision

PS2/Xb/360/Wii

10

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA Ltd

About the Author(s)

David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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