UK Chart Highlights | Nintendo Wii Barges Past PlayStation 3 (Again)

By Adam Riley 17.04.2007 7


UK Chart Highlights XCXIII
...Nintendo Wii Barges Past PlayStation 3 (Again)


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

No leaks this week...really?

After last week's leaked numbers that showed how bad the PlayStation 3 was doing in comparison to Nintendo's Wii, and the Xbox 360 doing even worse, this week it was assumed there would be a heavy lock-down to prevent further information being released. But a timely error has led to sales of the top-selling PS3 game being revealed and thus allowing us to extrapolate and come to the conclusion that nothing much has changed this week...with the exception of the PS3 actually sliding further. What can be told, though, is that Howard Stringer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sony, announced at the world premiere of Spider-man 3 in Japan that the PS3 has sold 800,000 units across the whole of Europe! But, moving on, how do the games line up this week? Let us find out...


PS3 struggling, Wii buoyant

The hardware sales leak last week may have caused controversy last week, but there has been another slip this week it would seem, this time in terms of software sales. In Chart Track's description, it mentions that the No.12 game, MotorStorm on PS3

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That just confused the hell out of me...

tiamat1990 said:
That just confused the hell out of me...

Me too lol, it could have been summed up better Smilie, but hey im sure it amounts to yet more great news on the Wii front. LS

tiamat1990 said:
That just confused the hell out of me...
Linkyshinks said:
tiamat1990 said:That just confused the hell out of me...
Me too lol, it could have been summed up better Smilie, but hey im sure it amounts to yet more great news on the Wii front. LS

No offense fellas but are you's 5 or something, how hard can it be to understand that, Raz does a great job summarises the shit load of charts up.

There are 3 different Top 40 Charts;
All Price (ie all games)
Full Price (games at full RRP, ie Brain Training isn't on it)
Budget Price (made up of budget games eg ; BT, Sonic Rush, GTA Liberty City Stories)

As well as going through the the DS, GBA & Wii top 20's, as well as the GameCube top 10.

Smilie

Anyways good week for Nintendo, but i hoped Hotel Dusk would of faired a bit better.


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The bit about the hardware estimates had my head in a whirl this morning! Hopefully the five-point breakdown clarifies things a little more.

Anyway, shame Hotel Dusk is so low and Phoenix Wright has dropped off the Top 20...but it's great to see the Wii software doing so well, with five games making the various Top 40s in total.

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For get the three R's, schools should teach basic logic.

Come on folks!
Semantics! Its easy Smilie

a) My Dog has 4 legs!
b) My Cat has 4 legs!
c) Therefor my cat is a dog!

err..wait a minute....

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So you think the Wii didn't out-sell the PS3 this week then? Smilie

Adam Riley [ Director :: Cubed3 ]

...how could that not make sense... it made perfect sense,


however all he did was analyse what was going on. Wii Play saw a massive stock replenishment this week. So it has to be said that people could have bought Wii Play without the Wii console (namely because they already had a Wii) I also can't see that many Wii's selling in one week simply because they seem to be out of stock everywhere.

Again with Motorstorm, word of mouth could have spread to the people who dont have that game but have a PS3 and decide to buy it.

However Raz is probably right, the Wii most likely outsold the PS3 marginally.

Also price cuts to the PS3 may be an indication as to how poor the PS3 is doing, i found a PS3 in Virgin Megastore for

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