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UK Sales Chart, Week Ending February 12th

There are continued signs of healthy activity in the UK games chart this week, with two new entries fighting for the number one spot. In the end, though, Knights of th...
There are continued signs of healthy activity in the UK games chart this week, with two new entries fighting for the number one spot. In the end, though, Knights of the Old Republic II beat Blizzard’s MMORPG World of WarCraft, with KOTOR's sequel selling significantly more in its first week than its predecessor - due to the simultaneous release of the PC and Xbox versions. Despite missing out on the number one spot, World of WarCraft has still done exceptionally well, with the best first-week sales of any online title in the UK. Britain’s traditionally skeptical attitude towards the PC and online titles makes this less of an accolade than it could have been, but if the game continues to sell well in the coming weeks, it could mark a milestone in the changing tastes of gamers in the UK. A love for Sonic the Hedgehog seems unlikely ever to alter though, with PS2 sales of Sonic Mega Collection Plus increasing by 42 percent this week – an impressive achievement for a port of a GameCube retro compilation, especially considering the strength of the opposition this week.
TW LW Title Publisher Formats Weeks
1 NE Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Activision Xb/PC 1
2 NE World of WarCraft Vivendi PC 1
3 1 Sonic Mega Collection Plus Sega PS2/Xb 2
4 2 Need for Speed: Underground 2 EA All 13
5 3 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar PS2 16
6 18 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie THQ All 2
7 10 UEFA Champions League 2004-2005 EA PS2/Xb/GC/PC 2
8 4 The Simpsons: Hit & Run Vivendi PS2/Xb/GC/PC 68
9 5 The Incredibles THQ All 14
10 6 FIFA Football 2005 EA All 19
Official UK Leisure Software Charts (c) ELSPA compiled by Chart-Track

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