FIFA 07 becomes the first FIFA title to top the Christmas chart since FIFA Road to the World Cup 98.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd
Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 50, 2006
1: FIFA 07
2: NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON
3: WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007
4: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6
5: CALL OF DUTY 3
6: THE SIMS 2: PETS
7: GEARS OF WAR
8: HAPPY FEET
9: LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY
11: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
12: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS
13: GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES
14: PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 3
15: TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS
16: NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.
17: BRATZ: FOREVER DIAMONDZ
18: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07
19: FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007
20: CANIS CANEM EDIT
It always looked likely to be an EA game sitting that the top of the chart this Christmas, it's just that most thought it would be Need for Speed Carbon and not FIFA 07.
EA claims its fourth consecutive Christmas No.1, and its sixth in the last decade. It was a close race at the top with FIFA taking the No.1 position by only 4,500 sales. WWE Smackdown Vs RAW 2007 climbs to third, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 takes fourth spot, and Call of Duty 3 spends Christmas at No.5.
Microsoft's Gears of War climbs one place to No.7 and is the only single-format title to make the top ten this Christmas. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess falls seven places to No.12 despite its release on GameCube. Elsewhere, Midway's Happy Feet continues to climb the chart, moving up three places to No.8. It's also a good week for fellow movie tie-in Flushed Away, which breaks into the Top 40 at No. 26 after four weeks on release - the first Top 40 title for D3 Publisher.
Pro-G will be taking a Christmas break next week so we'll be back with more chart news in the New Year.