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New UK Charts Show Continued Nintendo Dominance

UK chart provider Chart-Track has unveiled a new set of charts splitting multi-platform releases by SKU - but in this week's chart, aside from Transformers, Nintendo Wii and DS titles from Wii Play through Brain Training still dominat
Regular UK retail chart provider Chart-Track has unveiled a new set of charts illustrating the unit sales of individual format versions of the same game. Previously, UK charts have always included all format versions of the same game in a single chart position, with multiformat releases subsequently dominating the charts, when compared to single format exclusives. The new charts, which Gamasutra will be primarily utilizing going forward, use the same single-SKU system as in the U.S. and Japanese charts, and when framed this way, they reveal an even greater dominance of Nintendo titles than ever before. Although Transformers: The Game is still the number one selling title in the standard all-formats charts, only one format version of the game makes the individual top ten, with the PlayStation 2 version at number five. All the other games are exclusively for either the Wii or Nintendo DS, with all but two of these being published by Nintendo of Europe themselves. Wii Play was the best selling individual game of the week, followed by Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (aka Brain Age) and Pokemon Diamond. (Chart-Track has also begun a new top ten organized by revenue, and here Pokemon Diamond tops the chart, followed by Trauma Center: Second Opinion, Transformers: The Game (PS2), Pokemon Pearl and Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training.)
1Wii PlayNintendoWii
2Dr Kawashima's Brain TrainingNintendoDS
3Pokemon DiamondNintendoDS
4More Brain Training from Dr KawashimaNintendoDS
5Transformers: The GameActivisionPS2
6Pokemon PearlNintendoDS
7New Super Mario Bros.NintendoDS
8Trauma Center: Second OpinionNintendoWii
9Cooking Mama505 GamesDS
10Mario Party 8NintendoWii
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA Ltd

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