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UK PS3 charts: The Comeback

Submitted by on Wednesday, 7 January 2009No Comment

2009So here we are again, after having celebrated and eaten until our bellies started to crack. Last week we had no UK charts post due to the fact we were too busy eating turkey and opening presents.

But let’s see if the new year has affected the sales, in Chart Track’s UK charts for week ending 3 January 2009…

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

2. FIFA 09 (Electronic Arts)

3. Need For Speed: Undercover (Electronic Arts)

4. LittleBIGPlanet (Sony Computer Ent.)

5. Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft)

6. Prince of Persia (Ubisoft)

7. Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)

8. Resistance 2 (Sony Computer Ent.)

9. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Activision Blizzard)

10. Quantum of Solace (Activision Blizzard)

As you can see, CoD: WaW is back on top. No surprise – shall we say -, since the X-mas spirit is long gone; and with it, LittleBIGPlanet fell to the fourth place. In the second and third place we find two EA games. FIFA 09 is the best footie out there, so that’s ok. But NFS: Underground third? I mean, come on! When it first came out, we all thought that it would be just a matter of time before we wave it goodbye off the charts. But here we are seven weeks later, with it still selling like hot cakes. People, how many times must we say the phrase that is now considered a cliché in PS3 Attitude Towers? STOP FREAKING BUYING NFS UNDERCOVER, god dammit!

Yeah, that will teach them! Anyway, moving on. The year must have kicked in nicely for the lads at Ubisoft, since two of their games are located in this week’s Top 10. Far Cry 2 made a dynamic entry, climbing up to the fifth place. Prince of Persia (aka hidden gem) follows at sixth place. Great period for the Prince, since this is the 5th consecutive week of his stay in the Top 10.

Don’t know if you noticed, but Tomb Raider: Underworld is out of the Top 10. On behalf of PS3 Attitude (especially Danny_D), good riddings! Since that is out of my system, lets continue, shall we?

Fallout 3 is still selling quite well, while Resistance 2 isn’t. Best Multiplayer Game for the year 2008, fell to the 8th place, making us worry. We are confident enough though, that it’ll make a comeback to the top of the charts soon.

In the 9th and 10th place, we meet Guitar Hero: World Tour and Quantum of Solace. Since X-mas is considered family/friends time, the presence of Guitar Hero in the charts comes as no surprise. It’s a great multiplayer game, especially when you have your buddies playing with you.