GfK ChartTrack reports that EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa has entered the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart at No.1, ending a four week run for Ubisoft.
Despite its lofty position, 2010 World Cup can barely hold a candle to the huge launch week figures of FIFA 10, recording just 14.6 per cent of that game's launch week total. The PS3 version accounted for 48 per cent of sales, Xbox 360 47 per cent and PSP/Wii made up the remainder.
Capcom's suped-up re-release, Super Street Fighter IV, has to settle for second place, despite its close to budget price point.
Ubisoft's Just Dance slides to No.3, but a sales dip of only five per cent sees it jump above Splinter Cell: Conviction which drops to No.4 - a 37 per cent decline despite the release of the PC version.
GTA: Episodes from Liberty City is at No.5, Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resort each recorded a sales increase and placed at No.6 and No.7 respectively. Bad Company 2 drops two places despite a seven per cent sales increase, Modern Warfare 2 managed a 42 per cent week on week sales bump, and the God of War Collection closes out the Top 10.
The only other new entry of note is SEGA's Iron Man 2. The movie tie-in begins life at No.20.
Friday's big new release is Sin and Punishment 2: Successor of the Skies. The Wii exclusive action sequel will attract a certain type of hardcore gamer, but whether or not it has the appeal to launch an assault on the Top 10 remains to be seen.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 17, 2010
1. 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA
2. SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV
3. JUST DANCE
4. TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: CONVICTION
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY
6. WII FIT PLUS
7. WII SPORTS RESORT
8. BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2
9. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2
10. GOD OF WAR COLLECTION
11. JUST CAUSE 2
12. MONSTER HUNTER TRI
13. JAMES CAMERON'S AVATAR: THE GAME
14. POKEMON HEARTGOLD
15. FINAL FANTASY XIII
16. FIFA 10
17. POKEMON SOULSILVER
18. GOD OF WAR III
19. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII
20. IRON MAN 2