Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd
Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 48, 2006
1: FIFA 07
2: NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON
3: CALL OF DUTY 3
4: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6
5: THE SIMS 2: PETS
6: GEARS OF WAR
7: LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY
8: WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007
10: TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS
11: BRATZ: FOREVER DIAMONDZ
12: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
13: GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES
14: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07
15: NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.
16: NINTENDOGS: DALMATIAN & FRIENDS
17: FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007
18: HAPPY FEET
19: CANIS CANEM EDIT
20: POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: BLUE RESCUE
Despite the bookmakers putting Need for Speed Carbon as the frontrunner for the Christmas No.1, it's FIFA 07 (4/1 for Xmas No.1) that holds onto the top spot this week. Carbon follows at No.2 and moving up to No.3 is Activision's Call of Duty 3 - sales up 57%. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 climbs one place to No.4 thanks to the PSP release.
On the whole it's been a great week for the top ten, with all but Gears of War seeing a sales boost over last week. Gears drops three places to No.6 with sales down by 16%.
The only new entry to make the Top 40 is Rainbow Six: Vegas from Ubisoft, which debuts at No.10. High climbers include Happy Feet, which has no doubt been boosted by movie promotion, now at No.18, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Party Edition from Eidos at No.25.
Next week expect the Wii's launch to shake up the chart, with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess expected to perform well. Wii Play, by virtue of the bundled remote, is also likely to chart well. Rayman Ravin Rabbids should benefit from its multi-format release, and expect a sales boost for plenty of other multi-format titles thanks to the release of a Wii version.