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UK Sales Chart, Week Ending October 8th

The UK games market has enjoyed another healthy injection of new releases, although the top ten has begun to take on an almost traditional pre-Christmas appearance, with ...

David Jenkins

October 11, 2005

2 Min Read

The UK games market has enjoyed another healthy injection of new releases, although the top ten has begun to take on an almost traditional pre-Christmas appearance, with Electronic Arts titles occupying the top three positions. Soccer title FIFA 06 has, unsurprisingly, remained at the number one spot but Tiger Woods 06 has continued its year-on-year improvements in the British market to enter at number two – the best ever debut for the series in the UK. On the back of equivocal reviews and surprisingly low-key marketing, PC god game Black & White 2 has entered only at number six, just above Creative Assembly’s first console action title - Spartan: Total Warrior - at number eight. Perhaps the most notable new release this week, though, is the three Nintendogs titles which are, as ever, identical in content apart from the initial range of puppies available. The Labrador Retriever version has proven to be most popular in the UK, although the game has made a relatively minor impact on the top ten thus far. The second most popular Nintendogs title was Dachshund & Friends at number thirteen, with Chihuahua & Friends at number twenty. Although exact sales figures are not available for any of the titles in the top forty, it is understood that combined sales of the title would have put the game at about number three. Other new entries in the top forty include Ubisoft’s budget price Sniper Elite at number fifteen, with the same publisher’s Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood coming in at sixteen. This is a significantly poorer result compared to the first game in the series, perhaps due to the time of year and the mere seven months since the first game's release.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

1

FIFA 06

EA

PS2/Xb

2

2

NE

Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf 06

EA

PS2/Xb/GC/PC/PSP

1

3

2

Burnout Revenge

EA

PS2/Xb

3

4

5

Conflict: Global Storm

Eidos

PS2/Xb/PC

2

5

3

Far Cry: Instincts

Ubisoft

Xbox

2

6

NE

Black & White 2

EA

PC

1

7

10

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

Midway

PS2/Xb

2

8

NE

Spartan: Total Warrior

Sega

PS2/Xb/GC

1

9

NE

Nintendogs: Lab & Friends

Nintendo

DS

1

10

4

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion

Sega

PC

2

Official UK Leisure Software Charts (c) ELSPA compiled by Chart-Track

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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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