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RETAIL CHARTS [ANALYSIS]


by James Batchelor FIVE YEARS OF waiting have paid off as Gran Turismo 5 took the top spot of the All


Formats Chart in its first week. It is the sixth biggest launch week for a PS3 game.


Not only did the long-awaited racer from SONY dethrone Call of Duty: Black Ops, it also outperformed the launch week sales of its predecessor GT4by six per cent.


The latest ACTIVISION best- selling FPS saw a 42 per cent drop in sales and slips to No.2 much earlier than last year’s Modern Warfare 2did, which held onto No.1 until January. But expect it to remain a Top 10 mainstay until the end of the year and beyond.


FIFA 11saw the biggest sales increase out of the top five games, with a 76 per cent boost keeping it in fourth place.


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The highest new entry was the standalone retail version of Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, which debuted in 14th place.


UBISOFT also managed to get a new release into the Top 40, with Michael Jackson: The Experienceon Wii, DS and PSP placing at No.32 in its first week. XBox 360 and PS3 versions are due next year.


NINTENDO holds onto nine places – more chart positions than any other firm – helped by strong TV advertising. Art Academyin particular has benefitted, rocketing up from No.27 to No.8 – a whopping 220 per cent increase in sales.


Price promotions have seen several shifts in the charts, with retail deals pushing sales of Fallout: New Vegasup by 97 per cent.


42 December 3rd 2010


Source (c) UKIECompiled by ChartTrack


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TOP 40 ALL FORMATS 1


[ENTERTAINMENT - ALL PRICES] GRAN TURISMO 5 Formats: PS3


This week


Last week


Title 2


21 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS 32 ASSASSIN’S CREED: BROTHERHOOD PS3, 360 44 FIFA 11 360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2 55 JUST DANCE 2 Wii


63 NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT 360, PC, PS3, Wii 76 WII PARTY Wii 827


ART ACADEMY DS 3


97 WII SPORTS RESORT Wii 10 13 11 8 12 9 13 11 14


NEW 5


15 20 16 18 17 10 18 14 19 21 20 31 21 26 22 19 23 22 24 12 25 16 26 23 27 17 28 15 29 28 30 25 31 24 32


New Entry Re-Entry


33 30 34 29 35 32 36 36 37 34 38


39 35 40 38


FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS 360, PS3, PC


PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE LOST FUTURE DS KINECT SPORTS 360 WII FIT PLUS Wii


RED DEAD REDEMPTION: UNDEAD NIGHTMARE 360, PS3


HARRY POTTER: THE DEATHLY HALOWS PART 1 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC SONIC COLOURS Wii, DS


NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII Wii


WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2011 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2 LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PC MARIO KART WII Wii


TOY STORY 3 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP FOOTBALL MANAGER 2011 PC NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. DS THE SIMS 3 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC MEDAL OF HONOR 360, PS3, PC JUST DANCE Wii


F1 2010 360, PS3, PC


STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED II 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PSP, PS2 DANCE CENTRAL 360 FABLE III 360


NEW


MICHAEL JACKSON: THE EXPERIENCE Wii, DS, PSP THE X FACTOR 360, PS3, Wii GOLDENEYE 007 Wii HALO: REACH 360


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GUITAR HERO: WARRIORS OF ROCK 360, PS3, Wii SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 Wii VANQUISH 360, PS3, PC


RED DEAD REDEMPTION 360, PS3 007: BLOOD STONE 360, PS3, PC, DS


Developer: Polyphony Digital Publisher: Sony Publisher


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Ubisoft EA


Nintendo Nintendo Nintendo Bethesda Nintendo Microsoft Nintendo Rockstar EA


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Nintendo THQ


Warner Bros Nintendo Disney Sega


Nintendo EA EA


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Codemasters Activision Konami


Microsoft Microsoft Ubisoft


Deep Silver Activision Microsoft Activision Nintendo Sega


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