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UK Charts: Week Ending 18th December

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So here we all are, knocking on the door of 2011.  The giant that is Black Ops retains the top spot, even if it has enraged a fair few PS3 fans.  FIFA 11 is like a rock, glued stubbornly to second place, whilst heavy discounting sees NFS: Hot Pursuit leap up to third. 

Gran Turismo still seems to be selling well and maintains its spot in the top ten, whilst the fantastic Donkey Kong climbs up a spot.  What’s quite scary is that, despite being 6000 years old, Mario Kart Wii is once again stalking the top ten like some kind of hungry animal.  Don’t move; it can’t see you if you don’t move.

So that’s it, and I’ll take the opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas, and stay tuned to TSA because although the news may be slowing, we’ve been hard at work on some interesting articles for you all.

Source: GFK Chart-Track

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20 Comments
  1. djhsecondnature
    Since: Forever

    Over 3 million sales of Black Ops in the UK now.

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:47.
    • Dan Lee
      Common like the rest of us.
      Since: Jun 2010

      Crazy isn’t it?

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:47.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        Really is. Especially when you consider it has only been out for six weeks.

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:52.
      • dizwod
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        And also when its a terrible game ;)

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:58.
      • ARUMIR
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        They’re so over-rated too I hate charts but Prof Layton, GT5, Donkey Kong Yay! the nation ain’t entirely insane

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 23:42.
  2. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I suppose I’m among those “enraged ps3 fans”. =P
    Although enraged is a bit exaggerated..

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:49.
    • Nauraph
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Sorry for double post*

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:50.
      • Dan Lee
        Common like the rest of us.
        Since: Jun 2010

        Haha you should read my Twitter feed at times – ‘enraged’ describes it perfectly.

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:53.
  3. Nauraph
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I suppose I’m among those “enraged ps3 fans”. =P
    Although enraged is a bit exaggerated..

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:49.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I have Déjà vu

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:58.
      • dirtyhabit
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Me too, but it’s not one of denzels best films
        :-)

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:40.
  4. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    They basically halved the price of NFS, it was obvious it would leap up again.
    MoH has leaped up quite a bit too.

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 12:52.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      was going to say that.

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 22:00.
  5. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Nice to see Layton selling, LOVE these games

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:31.
  6. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    MoH has gone up a bit but tats beacuse its under £20 atm, and there are a lot of good games there and all the ones im getting for xmas are in the top 6 :D still next week can you take out the wii games, it really annoys me as they are all shite games on there

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:47.
  7. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Good to see my favs still in there. Surprised as well, MoH going ok considering the amount of copies that got traded in for CoD BlOps!

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:53.
  8. Apnomis
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Why don’t they just reduce the RRP of games? It was always accepted that eventually games will come down in price (Platinum releases etc) but lately you’re talking a matter of weeks before Zavvi are selling them for £17.95! It’s getting to the point where unless it’s a mega release (something like COD or Uncharted etc) I’m scared of buying it at launch for fear it’ll be under £20 in a couple of weeks…

    NFS Hot Pursuit is a fantastic arcade racer IMO and shows all the polish you’d expect from Criterion as well as brilliant online integration from the Autolog, I didn’t get it at launch just because I had other games to finish but did get it for around £30 which is well worth it but it still annoyed me that a week later Zavvi added it to their £18 pile.

    Why do games carry a £49.99 RRP when not even retail outlets are foolish enough to list them at that nowadays? Why isn’t the RRP reduced to £39.99, then people can get them online for £29.99 at launch – if they can afford to sell them at £18 there’s clearly enough margin in it for them…

    Then again maybe the VAT increase will spell the end of the £17.95 game…

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:40.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Because those who are willing to have the latest titles as soon as they hit are willing to pay that price point. Simple.

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:57.
  9. Rob92
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    If it was MW2 or a game akin to its calibre sitting up at number1 I’d be annoyed. Black Ops however I’ve enjoyed. So I’m ok with it. Far more balanced and fair and just feels like a better game.

    Should hopefully be getting GT5 for Christmas!

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 16:00.
  10. hennerzcfc
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    not supprised by the top 3 glad to see that gt5 is higher than any xbox exclusives

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 23:17.

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