2006 FIFA World Cup keeps the top spot for another week, easily fending off competition from Hitman.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd
Entertainment Software (Full Price) Week 24, 2006
1. FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006
2. HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY
3. TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND
4. SENSIBLE SOCCER 2006
5. MOTO GP 06
6. ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD
7. CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 2006
8. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2006
9. HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE ONE
10. NINTENDOGS: DALMATIAN & FRIENDS
11. THE SIMS 2
12. RISE & FALL: CIVILIZATIONS AT WAR
13. X-MEN: THE OFFICIAL GAME
14. ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN
15. NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED
17. TOURIST TROPHY: REAL RIDING SIMULATOR
18. FIFA STREET 2
19. ROCKSTAR GAMES PRESENTS TABLE TENNIS
20. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 5
FIFA has now held the No.1 position in six of the last eight weeks. The gap at the top has increased since last week's chart, with FIFA seeing an 18% boost in sales, and sales of Hitman dropping off to the figure of 16%.
Elsewhere there's very little change to the previous week, with the only new entries coming from Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends (No.10), and Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (No.12).
This week sees the release of plenty of titles all jostling for your affection: Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires (PS2 & Xbox 360), Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (PS2, Xbox & PC), Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on PS2, LocoRoco on PSP, and World Tour Soccer 2 on PSP. Expect the latter three to place strongly.
It's not software that'll be making the most waves come Friday, though. The Nintendo DS Lite finally arrives in Europe and should help catapult several of the leading titles for the platform into the upper echelons of the chart.