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FIFA Enjoys First UK Christmas Number One

As has seemed inevitable for some weeks now, Electronic Arts' FIFA 07 has become the number one selling video game in the UK over the Christmas period, with the company's Need For Speed title proving slightly less popular than usual this yea
As has seemed inevitable for some weeks now, FIFA 07 has become the number one selling video game in the UK over the Christmas period. Although the top spot has invariably always gone to an Electronic Arts title, this is the first time in the current generation when the FIFA soccer series has remained at the top, with the latest Need For Speed title proving slightly less popular than usual this year. Although there were no new entries in the top ten there was some notable movement, with THQ’s WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 moving up four places to number three and Microsoft’s Gears of War up one place to number seven. Lower down, family movie tie-ins Happy Feet, Lego Star Wars II and Cars also all enjoyed a small boost in sales. The only new entries in the top forty were also movie licenses, with Dreamworks’ Flushed Away debuting at number twenty-six, DVD release tie-in Superman Returns at number thirty-six and Eragon at number thirty-seven. The highest ranked Wii game of the week was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess at number twelve, with Brain Training (aka Brain Age) the highest Nintendo DS exclusive at number eleven. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories was the highest ranked PSP exclusive at number thirteen, with Football Manager 2007 at number nineteen the best selling PC exclusive of the week.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatsWeeks
11FIFA 07EAPS2/Xb/GC/360/PC/GBA/DS/PSP12
22Need for Speed CarbonEAAll Formats7
37WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007THQPS2/360/PSP8
43Pro Evolution Soccer 6KonamiPS2/360/PC6
54Call of Duty 3ActivisionPS2/Xb/360/Wii6
66The Sims 2 PetsEA PS2/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP9
78Gears of WarMicrosoft3605
811Happy FeetMidwayPS2/Wii/PC/GBA/DS4
910Lego Star Wars II: The Original TrilogyActivisionPS2/Xb/GC/360/PC/GBA/DS/PSP15
1012CarsTHQAll Formats23
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA Ltd

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