Ever-increasing stock of the Wii in the UK has seen hardware bundle Wii Play
jump to the top of the individual formats charts this week, with sales increasing by 87 percent. Although sales of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
have fallen by 46 percent, the increased availability of the console has seen a new influx of Wii titles in the top 40.
Despite mixed reviews, first party Nintendo title Donkey Kong: Jet Race
(aka Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
) has risen 16 places from its debut last week to enter the top 10 at number eight. Take-Two’s Carnival Funfair Games
moves up eight places to number 10, while Mario Strikers Charged Football
re-enters at number 19, and Super Paper Mario
reappears at number twenty-nine.
In the combined format charts Burnout Paradise
has remained at the top spot, despite overall sales falling by 13 percent. Xbox 360 sales have fallen more sharply though, at 16 percent to nine percent, with the PlayStation 3 version now accounting for 49 percent of all sales of the title.
Overall there are sixteen Wii titles in the top 40, followed by ten Nintendo DS games, six on the Xbox 360, six on the PlayStation 3, two on the PC and zero for the PlayStation 2 and PSP. The only genuine new entry of the week, though, is Xbox 360 exclusive Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
at number 24.
|4||1||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games||Sega||Wii|
|5||5||Dr Kawashima's Brain Training||Nintendo||DS|
|6||7||More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima||Nintendo||DS|
|7||6||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Activision||360|
|8||24||Donkey Kong: Jet Race||Nintendo||Wii|
|9||8||New Super Mario Bros.||Nintendo||DS|
|10||18||Carnival Funfair Games||Take-Two||Wii|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2008. ELSPA