The World Cup continues to exert influence, with 2006 FIFA World Cup at the top of the pile again, and four other football titles featuring in the top 10.
The UK all-formats chart has once again been dominated by football titles, as the World Cup rumbles on. The top three remained unchanged from last week, with 2006 FIFA World Cup holding off Eidos duo Hitman: Blood Money and Tomb Raider: Legend, which took second and third.
Nintendo had a good week in the chart with DS titles, as Dr Kawashima's Brain Training moved up to fourth, Animal Crossing: Wild World went up a place to eighth and Nintendogs: Dalmatians & Friends debuted in 12th place.
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 and Sensible Soccer 2006 took fifth and sixth, respectively, while Moto GP 06 dropped to seventh. Championship Manager 2006 and Football Manager 2006 finished up the top 10, giving football-related titles a massive share in the week's game sales. With the World Cup set to continue for several more weeks, it's likely that the sport will be represented heavily in the chart for some time to come.
Chart uk_sales for date 2006-06-20 05:49:10
The football games will leave the list once the DS Lite is launched in the UK. I mean, even the US has succumbed to the Lite.
5 SOCCER Themed games.. lame:/ soccer isn't it a sport it is called footbal not the football americans know this is a proper sport
Anyway, it's stupid for some americans to bash football. Their team played pretty well against Italia, nice team game. They managed to supress their technical hadicap with some pretty well drawn team work, it was an intense game. And..., there are +100 american players playing in European leagues.
Soccer is not #1 sports in USA yet, just because US's TV station can't cope with 45 minutes without commercials. That's the only reason...
All of you Americans calling it soccer are stupid It's called football. Your fake @$$ rugby rip off American football sux! And I'm not just hateing, it truely is the worse sport ever! World cup is much better than crappy superbowl!
Interesting that G.R.A.W. for the 360 didn't pop the top 10 in the UK like it did in the US. Wow, is that a fun game online.
Gnbfd- You think his name is fanboyish? Well, look at mine. And I am NOT a fanboy by any means. I expected this. With the World Cup in full swing and soccer being so huge in the UK, it's no surprise that a soccer game to be on top of the charts.
I guess you 360 haters out there now will be saying the sales are false because the source was taken from the chart track instead of NPD Funworld, huh.
Great week for soccer fans and the Nintendo DS. Because the English team has advanced to the next round in the FIFA World Cup I think that the charts won't be too different next week. We shall see.
americans hate football cause they suck at it... usa - czech republic 0 -3 .....hahaha ....looooosers !!!
Bloodoflamb: thats because you play FIFA that game is like playing Ridge Racer and say you are an excelent driver... play real football games... now if you are talking about real world football... well you better keep to your traditional games...
I will play football (soccer) with any of you people hating on it, and knock the **** out of you. That is of course assuming you can last more than 5 minutes on the pitch much less a full game.
Look, all you who r makin fun of soccer, try playing it for real! Then say soccer sucks... but for now dont knock it till ya try it
And stop bashing soccer! It's the most widely-regarded sport everywhere except the US. If you American football meatheads can't figure that out, then go to Europe, Asia, Australia...anywhere. It's the #1 sport in the world.
Man, DS games are even on the charts in the UK, PSP nowhere in sight. Not really surprising more than it is astonishing that a handheld with lesser tech specs, screen size, multimedia capabilities, etc, can beat out a handheld with all of the above on a massive scale. DS is dominating everywhere except the US. Maybe this is a sign of what will happen with the Wii?
wow for tomb raider since its released in april its been top five, i wonder if its going to break a million
i expected fifa wc 06 for the 360 to at least be up there. great game IMO. only 1 game for the 360....cmon UK!
You gota love football! it's expected though Pro Evolution Soccer 5 is way better thewn any EA football game!
coool, theres some good games up there, but its bad news for psp, hopefully that will change........ some how. VIVA LA FOOTBALL
I'm glad for Tomb Raider: Legend. This is Crystal Dynamic's first go at the franchise and it's getting some pretty positive results.
I recently rented Tomb Raider. It is a brilliant game. I have Brain Training too on there. I may go buy Tomb Raider soon on PlayStation 2 or maybe on GameCube when it comes out. When New Super Mario Bros. is released that should definitely get in a #1 or #2.