UK Chart Highlights | PlayStation 3 Outsold by Nintendo

By Adam Riley 11.04.2007 7

UK Chart Highlights XCXII
...Nintendo Wii Outsells PlayStation 3 1.5:1

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

Wii beats PlayStation 3...

This is the third week in which the PlayStation 3 has featured on the UK chart and after the launch boom, Sony's system has fallen below the low-stocked Wii already. Week one for the PS3 was reportedly 165,000 units, whereas the following week it dropped to by about 82% to around 29,700 and now it has fallen by nearly half again, with it now residing at about 17,000. On the other hand, with Nintendo pumping five times as many Wii units into retail this Easter, the system has shot ahead, beating the PS3 by thirty-two percent (and yet it is still supply constrained, whilst there is lots of PS3 stock around)!

PS3 games fade as Xbox 360 and Wii rebound!

Following the heavy drop the PS3's two main games had last week, it is no surprise that they have now fell heavily in the third week as interest dies down quickly. Therefore, Resistance now resides at No.10 (from No.2) and MotorStorm is at No.12 (from No.3). As for other PS3 games in the Full Price Top 40, the No.4 PS3 game F1 Championship collapses, slipping from No.16 to No.39 in a week full of high climbers and re-entries. Command & Conquer holds No.1 for the second week, despite falling 43% in sales, whilst Ubisoft sees the turtles craze burn as bright as it did when Konami first held the license, as TMNT leaps four to No.2, within 592 unit sales of No.1! Medal of Honour Vanguard moves up six thanks to the strength of the highly promoted PS2 version, rather than the Wii effort, Guitar Hero II is back in at No.5 due to massive hype surrounding the 360 edition that hit last Friday, UEFA Champions League holds at No.7, as does Tiger Woods 07 at No.8, whilst Need for Speed: Carbon is boosted up four to No.9.

The Sims 2: Pets is spurred on by the release of yet another PC add-on package, rising from No.24 to No.11 (60% rise in sales), Sonic and the Secret Rings (the highest Wii game of the week) bounces back from No.34 to No.14 after suffering at the hands of its far inferior brother that launched alongside the PS3 and Crackdown on 360 sticks at No.15. On the up this week is New Super Mario Bros. again, jumping seven to No.16, with Lego Star Wars II hot on its heels, up ten to No.17. Spectrobes is also back up five to No.21, showing the new Buena Vista product has longevity, most likely helped by weekly Wi-Fi downloads! Rayman Raving Rabbids benefits from the Wii version shooting up to No.7 on its respective chart, but also from the appearance of the game finally in the DS and GBA Top 20s

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Not surprising. Sony really shot themselves in the foot with that incredible price.

Good work raz. Smilie

I wonder if Hotel Dusk will have any impact of the charts next week?

I am suprised 42All Time Classics isn't even the DS top 20, Nintendo UK are advertising it like fuck.

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Thanks Jacob Smilie Sony's line-up of games isn't that interesting either, to be honest. Sure, there's 24 games out there, but they're either ports or uninspired efforts that clearly aren't enticing gamers that own a PS2.

As for 42 All-Time Classics, it's been so popular all around Europe I believe it's hard to find in most places. Like Big Brain Academy it seems to be a long-term seller due to word-of-mouth and advertising.

With any luck the large ad campaign coming for Hotel Dusk will help it...all depends on whether retailers order enough stock.

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

Hasn't the price gone down to


360 sold 11,000 in the same week, apparently. So it was:

Wii - 25,000
PS3 - 17,000
360 - 11,000

With DS beating the hell out of everything else Smilie

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

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