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UK PS3 charts: It just won’t let go

Submitted by on Wednesday, 28 January 2009One Comment

ai1_urbanres_nocomply3By now, it has become pretty obvious that Brits love First Person Shooters. Call of Duty: World at War is a great example of that love. Since it was released, it hasn’t left the Top 10. Is it that good or has the lack of other FPS titles led to its magnificent sales numbers?

We want to believe that it was a combination of both. It’s a good game; no doubt about it. Now, we shall wait and see how the release of Killzone 2 will affect its sales. Is it time for it to let go?

Probably yes. While games like LittleBIGPlanet have the potential to become long-time sellers, CoD: WaW can be characterised as expendable as  only gamers with interest in multiplayer features are likely to return to it.

Without further a due, let’s take a look at Chart Track’s UK charts for week ending 24 January 2009…

1. Call of Duty: World at War (Activision Blizzard)

2. LittleBIGPlanet (Sony Computer Ent.)

3. Skate 2 (Electronic Arts)

4. FIFA 09 (Electronic Arts)

5. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Electronic Arts)

6. Resistance 2 (Sony Computer Ent.)

7. Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)

8. Need For Speed: Undercover (Electronic Arts)

9. Grand Theft Auto IV (Take 2)

10. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Activision Blizzard)

Except from the “regulars”, this week we see “new faces” in the Top 10. Skate 2 made a dynamic entry, climbing up to the third place. We can’t say that we didn’t see it coming, since many gamers were looking out for its release (including me). Now to see if it can keep up and continue selling copies.

Another title released by EA has also made its way to the Top 10. Pandemic’s most recent creation, LotR: Conquest is now fifth. Despite the controversial criticism it received, it is currently doing pretty good. (Check back for our infamous no-score review of the game this week).

Lastly, Need for Speed: Undercover finally left the Top 5 – about damn time -, falling to eighth place. Let us hope it leaves the Top 10 soon; ‘next week soon’ would be lovely!