UK Chart Highlights | Nintendo

By Adam Riley 03.01.2007 6


UK Chart Highlights LXXXXVIII
...Nintendo's Wii Starts to Dry Up


Your weekly UK Chart Round-Up brought to you by stat-man jesusraz. Remember, the images here do not reflect actual sales!

New Year's Resolution...

Sadly shortages are becoming a more frequent occurrence in today's gaming world, as the sector is growing so fast that companies are struggling to keep up with demand not just for one market, but on a global scale. Therefore, after the mad rush for Christmas begins to subside and people wander out for the Boxing Day Sales, festive money in-hand, the choices are rather more limited than you might imagine. But just how is this issue affecting Nintendo this week? Not as much as you would think, is the answer...


EA Scores End of Year Victory with FIFA 07

With the New Year upon us, it is time to look at the final chart of 2006, for the week ending 30th December, and we see that football rules the roost as FIFA 07 climbs back to No.1 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 is up to No.2, knocking Need for Speed down two to No.3. Looking at the All Format Top 40, Canis Canem Edit launched on budget, bumping it back into the Top 10, up twelve to No.8, pushing Brain Training down a place to No.9. Amazingly, The Simpsons Hit & Run re-enters at No.24, proving to be one of the strongest ever budget performers, charting in each of the past four years! Big Brain Academy takes advantage of in-store promotions and works its way back up ten to No.27, Zoo Tycoon DS is back at No.33 and Sonic Rush falls from No.26 to No.37.

Over on the Full Price Top 40, where FIFA is king for the eighth week in 2006 (only Medal of Honour: Frontline out-paces it with ten weeks during 2002), Call of Duty 3 slips one to No.5, Gears of War is up one to No.7, GTA Vice City Stories jumps three to No.8 and Tiger Woods 07 leaps from No.18 to No.9. New Super Mario Bros. continues to be ultra resilient, moving up one to No.11, Tony Hawk's Project 8 shifts up eight to No.13, Happy Feet falls eight to No.15, Animal Crossing launches back up eleven to No.20, whilst Rayman Raving Rabbids finally picks up steam on other formats, helping it up two to No.22. PSP's Sonic Rivals climbs three to No.24, Saints Row on 360 is back in at No.25, Pok

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Guest 03.01.2007#1

Adam, did you get the charts I send you a while ago?

See link below for a solid article on supply and demand.

http://www.nintendojo.com/editorials/view_item.php?1167406343

It was always going to happen. I know people who are still waiting on theirs having ordered it in November

I would love to see how much BT, ACWW and NSMB sold in the UK and Europe, all must be at the 1m mark in Europe at least they are chart toping all of the European charts.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

Seriously, in the large Manchester city centre GAME there isn't a single Wii or GC copy of Zelda, no nintendogs, no Yoshi's Island, no Brain Training or Wii Play! Most Wii accessories are sold out as well...

Great to see! Smilie

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

MIS said:
See link below for a solid article on supply and demand.http://www.nintendojo.com/editorials/view_item.php?1167406343

Smilie

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