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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1st: TODAY’S CHARTS  PRICE CHECK  NEW RELEASES

KICK OFF... Wayne Rooney and company return in EA’s latest FIFA extravaganza

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IN THIS WEEK’S

RETAILBIZ CHARTS Our full rundown of today’s All Formats Top 40, plus individual charts for Wii, DS, PS3, 360, PC, PS2 and PSP

HIGH STREET NEWS & DATA A digest of all the biggest retail headlines, plus indie sales charts, MCV’s price check, this week’s Metacritic scores – and our Deal Of The Week

RELEASE SCHEDULE Keep up to date with all the games headed to retail this week, next week and beyond


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OFFICIALUKCHARTS WEEK ENDING SATURDAY AUGUST 29th 2009

[ENTERTAINMENT - ALL PRICES]

[1]

TOP 40ALL FORMATS

[2]

1 LAST WEEK

[3]

[4]

1

TITLE

PUBLISHER

22

21

G-FORCE

2

2

WII SPORTS RESORT

10

3

CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE

5

4

WII FIT

3

5

ASHES CRICKET 2009

NEW

-

6

IL2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY

8

7

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10

6

8

CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR

13

9

FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4

ELECTRONIC ARTS

-

10

DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY

SQUARE ENIX EUROPE

RE

4

11

WOLFENSTEIN

7

12

MARIO KART WII

11

13

CALL OF JUAREZ: BOUND IN BLOOD

9

14

LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME

26

15

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

15

16

FIFA 09

14

17

THE SIMS 3

NEW

-

18

CHAMPIONS ONLINE

20

19

FALLOUT 3: GAME ADD-ON PACK #2

19

20

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF FALLEN

PC CD-ROM LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

Highest New Entry

DEVELOPER: ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS PUBLISHER: EIDOS

THIS WEEK

NEW

[5]

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS

NINTENDO

12

22

HARRY POTTER: HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

18

23

WII PLAY

ELECTRONIC ARTS NINTENDO

NINTENDO

17

24

GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR

CODEMASTERS

34

25

DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING

505 GAMES

25

26

ASSASSIN'S CREED

24

27

PROFESSOR LAYTON: THE CURIOUS VILLAGE NINTENDO

-

28

LITTLEBIGPLANET

21

29

MARIO KART DS

-

30

KILLZONE 2

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

27

31

MYSTERY STORIES

NINTENDO

16

32

[PROTOTYPE]

ELECTRONIC ARTS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

RE

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD NINTENDO UBISOFT

SONY COMPUTER ENT. NINTENDO SONY COMPUTER ENT. GSP/AVANQUEST ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

UBISOFT

23

33

LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

36

34

SEGA SUPERSTARS TENNIS

TAKE 2

30

35

EA SPORTS ACTIVE

ELECTRONIC ARTS

ELECTRONIC ARTS

RE

36

SONIC UNLEASHED

SEGA

ELECTRONIC ARTS

33

37

POKEMON PLATINUM

ATARI

29

38

CARNIVAL: FUNFAIR GAMES

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

35

39

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

RE

-

40

HALO 3

PC CD-ROM

[FULL PRICE]

TITLE

Highest Top 40 Climber

PUBLISHER

LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

1

THE SIMS 3 DEVELOPER: THE SIMS STUDIO PUBLISHER: ELECTRONIC ARTS

LUCASARTS SEGA

NINTENDO TAKE 2 D3P MICROSOFT

[BUDGET PRICE]

TITLE

PUBLISHER

FALLOUT 3: GAME ADD-ON PACK #2 DEVELOPER: BETHESDA PUBLISHER: BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

NEW

-

2

CHAMPIONS ONLINE

ATARI

2

2

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BATTLE CHEST

3

3

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WRATH OF LICH KING

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

4

3

JEWEL QUEST MYSTERIES: THE EMERALD TEAR

2

4

WOLFENSTEIN

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

5

4

MYSTERY CASE FILES: MADAME FATE

FOCUS MULTIMEDIA

4

5

FOOTBALL MANAGER 2009

SEGA

6

5

MYSTERY CASE FILES: RAVENHEARST

FOCUS MULTIMEDIA

5

6

EMPIRE: TOTAL WAR

SEGA

7

6

HIDDEN EXPEDITION: AMAZON

FOCUS MULTIMEDIA

7

7

WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR II

THQ

3

7

ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON 3

6

8

FALLOUT 3

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

9

8

MYSTERY CASE FILES: PRIME SUSPECTS

10

9

CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

8

9

WORLD OF WARCRAFT

BLIZZARD

8

10

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

TAKE 2

13

10

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: THE BURNING CRUSADE

BLIZZARD

BLIZZARD GSP/AVANQUEST

MASTERTRONIC FOCUS MULTIMEDIA

[SOURCE] (c) ELSPA, Compiled by ChartTrack


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OFFICIALUKCHARTS WEEK ENDING SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH 2009

LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

1

PS3

[FULL PRICE]

TITLE

PUBLISHER

LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

1

DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING DEVELOPER: NINTENDO PUBLISHER: NINTENDO

[FULL PRICE] TITLE

PUBLISHER

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM DEVELOPER: ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS PUBLISHER: EIDOS

2

2

PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE CURIOUS VILLAGE

NINTENDO

9

2

CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

1

3

MARIO KART DS

NINTENDO

4

3

CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

3

4

POKEMON PLATINUM

NINTENDO

NEW

-

4

IL2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY

5

5

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.

NINTENDO

8

5

FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4

ELECTRONIC ARTS

14

6

42 ALL-TIME CLASSICS

ELECTRONIC ARTS

6

7

MYSTERY STORIES

7

8

10 8

NINTENDO

7

6

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10

GSP/AVANQUEST

5

7

CALL OF JUAREZ: BOUND IN BLOOD

SHERLOCK HOLMES: MYSTERY OF THE MUMMY

UBISOFT

11

8

KILLZONE 2

9

CLASSIC WORD GAMES

UBISOFT

3

9

ASHES CRICKET 2009

10

CLUB PENGUIN: ELITE PENGUIN FORCE

DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS

2

10

WOLFENSTEIN

PLAYSTATION 2

1

WII

[FULL PRICE]

TITLE

PUBLISHER

1

CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR DEVELOPER: REBELLION PUBLISHER: ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

2

2

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

3

3

G-FORCE

6

4

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE

4

5

5

6

7

7

GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR

9

8

INDIANA JONES AND THE STAFF OF KINGS

8

9

GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

10

10

ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

PSP LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

1

LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

505 GAMES

UBISOFT SONY COMPUTER ENT. CODEMASTERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

[FULL PRICE] TITLE

PUBLISHER

WII SPORTS RESORT DEVELOPER: NINTENDO PUBLISHER: NINTENDO

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

2

2

WII FIT

DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS

4

3

MARIO KART WII

D3P

3

4

ASHES CRICKET 2009

HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

ELECTRONIC ARTS

5

5

EA SPORTS ACTIVE

ELECTRONIC ARTS

NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER

ELECTRONIC ARTS

6

6

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10

ELECTRONIC ARTS

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

-

7

METROID PRIME TRILOGY

LUCASARTS

7

8

ANIMAL CROSSING: LET'S GO TO THE CITY

NEW

-

9

CURSED MOUNTAIN

8

10

MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES

XBOX 360

[FULL PRICE] TITLE

PUBLISHER

LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

1

DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY DEVELOPER: SQUARE ENIX PUBLISHER: SQUARE ENIX EUROPE

NINTENDO NINTENDO CODEMASTERS

NINTENDO NINTENDO KOCH MEDIA SEGA

[FULL PRICE]

TITLE

PUBLISHER

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM DEVELOPER: ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS PUBLISHER: EIDOS

1

2

MONSTER HUNTER: FREEDOM UNITE

CAPCOM

5

2

CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE

NEW

-

3

SOULCALIBUR: BROKEN DESTINY

UBISOFT

NEW

-

3

IL2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY

2

4

NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER

ELECTRONIC ARTS

6

4

FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4

3

5

FIFA 09

ELECTRONIC ARTS

7

5

TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10

6

6

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE

D3P

2

6

WOLFENSTEIN

5

7

HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

4

8

RESISTANCE: RETRIBUTION

7

9

LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME

8

10

FOOTBALL MANAGER 2009

ELECTRONIC ARTS

10

7

GRAND THEFT AUTO IV

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

4

8

CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

3

9

ASHES CRICKET 2009

SEGA

12

10

GEARS OF WAR 2

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 505 GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS ELECTRONIC ARTS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD TAKE 2 ACTIVISION BLIZZARD CODEMASTERS MICROSOFT

(c) ELSPA, Compiled by ChartTrack

LAST THIS WEEK WEEK

[SOURCE]

NINTENDO DS


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REVIEW SCORES MCV provides the most important average review scores of the last few days – all sourced from Metacritic...

92%

Batman: Arkham Asylum Eidos, 360

85%

80%

74%

61%

IL-2 Sturmovik 505 Games, 360

Dissidia: F Fantasy Square Enix, PSP

Cursed Mountain Deep Silver, Wii

Warriors Orochi 2 Koei, PSP

*Metacritic scores correct at the time of going to press

DEAL OF THE WEEK

HIGH STREET FOOTFALL SEES SEVERE DECLINE IN AUGUST Last month the UK High Street recorded a 4.1 per cent decline in customer footfall, the largest drop in the last seven months. This was attributed to high temperatures and the popularity of the Ashes, according to Retail Week. Sunday, August 23rd was highlighted as the least popular shopping day, with footfall decreases by 11.7 per cent year-onyear. The Experian Retail Footfall index claimed the figures were “depressing”, adding that the slump “cannot be entirely attributed to the weather, although the sunshine encourages the staycation consumer to make the most of the opportunity”. DSGI SEES ‘ENCOURAGING START TO THE YEAR’ Despite posting a decline in both total Group sales and like-for-like sales, DSGi claimed its financial results for the 16 weeks ended August 22nd are “encouraging”. In its latest trading statement, the firm reported total Group sales were down by six per cent in sterling, and its like-for-like sales had also fallen by six per cent.

Is the 360 price cut enough to contend with the new PS3? 40% YES

PUBLISHER

1

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM PS3

DEVELOPER: ROCKSTEADY STUDIOS PUBLISHER: EIDOS

2

NEW

3

RE

4

2

WOLFENSTEIN 360

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

5

3

WOLFENSTEIN PS3

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

6

NEW

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM COLLECTORS 360

EIDOS

7

NEW

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM COLLECTORS PS3

EIDOS

EIDOS

WII SPORTS RESORT - WITH WII MOTION PLUS WII

8

7

WOLFENSTEIN PC

9

5

THE SIMS 3 PC

10

RE

WORLD OF WARCRAFT PC

While results are relatively evenly split, it seems the majority of users in the latest MCV online survey believe the recent Xbox 360 price cut will not be enough to compete with the new slimline PS3’s price point.

NINTENDO

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD EA ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

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47% NO

13% LET’S WAIT AND SEE

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Antigrav expands its range of licensed DS products with this new selection of Cars-themed accessories. Handheld owners can treat themselves to a new DS carry case, sporting characters from the film and designed to hold a DS Lite or DSi.

 Take part in MCV’s next poll at www.mcvuk.com Alternatively, the larger Combination Pack features a different case, game card storage cases, stylus pens, screen protectors, decal stickers, headphones and more. A similar pack is also available for PSP. Antigrav: 01932 454929

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GOD OF WAR REMAKE COMING TO PS3 SHELVES Sony has announced plans to release retooled versions of its God of War PS2 games for the PS3. The new versions of God of War 1 and 2 will boast Trophy support and HD visuals, all on a Blu-ray disc – which conveniently arrives in stores a few months before the arrival of 2010’s God of War 3.

MCV POLL

INDIE CHARTS - ALL FORMATS LAST WEEK

However, UK trading was described as “in line with expectations”, with lower sales attributed to TV re-pricing, lower B2B sales at PC World and the costs surrounding ongoing store refurbishments. “Given the challenging environment, this is an encouraging start to the year,” said the Group’s chief executive John Browett. “Our Nordic business is performing strongly, the UK transformation continues on plan with refurbished stores continuing to outperform and the Italian turnaround is starting to deliver. “We remain cautious about the economic outlook. However, we are making good progress on our ongoing Renewal and Transformation plan to deliver an unbeatable combination of value, choice and great service for our customers.”

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TOP 10 UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES PS3 SONY 2. FIFA 10

PS3 ..........................................................................EA

3. PES 2010

PS3....................................................................KONAMI

4. GRAN TURISMO 5

PS3 ......................................................................SONY

5. FIFA 10

360 ..........................................................................EA

6. COD: MODERN WARFARE 2

360 ................................................ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

7. COLIN MCRAE: DIRT 2

360 ..........................................................CODEMASTERS

8. COLIN MCRAE: DIRT 2

PS3 ..........................................................CODEMASTERS

9. HALO 3: ODST

FRONTLINE This week’s Frontline interviewee is Darren Creed of Welsh independent Creed Games… What makes your store unique? We are a smaller version of Blockbuster, as we also trade in DVD and Blu-ray rental. We have just gone online to hopefully boost turnover. We have just gone online two months ago to boost turnover. Our site can be found at creedgames.co.uk. I don’t think we are unique from any other game shop, but our staff are first class with customer satisfaction and after sales. Plus, our competitor has set prices on cashback trade-ins, whereas we can give a little more if it’s a strong selling game we’re purchasing, so we gain new customers from this. Very soon our range of retro gaming will expand, which will be something to look out for.

How do you cope with the local competition from larger retailers? The great thing is we don’t have much competition. The nearest GAME shop to us is 25 miles away. The supermarkets that are huge with games are 40 miles away, so they are no threat really. Plus, with Woolies closing back in January and WHSmith being too expensive and only having bare minimum stock on gaming,

the situation’s not too bad for us. We’re practically alone. What is the one thing you would change about games retail? If I could, I would make it so games could only be purchased from specialist stores only and we would all have to sell at practically the same prices, so we can share the same profits.

360 ..............................................................MICROSOFT

10. COD: MODERN WARFARE 2

PS3 ................................................ACTIVISION BLIZZARD Week ending September 4th Source: SHOPTO.COM

PRICE CHECK

[PRE ORDERS]

TOP 10

Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3, Eidos

Wolfenstein

G-Force

360, Activision Blizzard

DS, Disney

Wii Sports Resort

The Sims 3

Wii, Nintendo

PC, EA

IN STORE: CHELMSFORD

HALO 3: ODST 360 MICROSOFT

2. PROFESSOR LAYTON PANDORA’S BOX

DS..................................................................NINTENDO

£39.99

£39.99

£29.99

£42.99

£34.99

£39.99

£39.99

£29.99

£42.99

£37.99

£36.87

£39.87

£24.87

£38.87

N/A

£38.99

N/A

£29.39

£48.99

£34.29

£39.99

£39.99

£14.99

£39.99

£29.99

£34.95

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£24.95

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£29.95

£36.95

£29.95

£33.99

£36.99

£19.99

£36.99

£29.99

3. FIFA 10

PS3 ..........................................................................EA

4. COD: MODERN: MODERN WARFARE 2

360 ................................................ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

5. FIFA 10

360 ..........................................................................EA

6. IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY

PS3 ..............................................................505 GAMES

7. COD: MODERN WARFARE 2

PS3 ................................................ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

8. COLIN MCRAE: DIRT 2

360 ..........................................................CODEMASTERS

9. IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY

ONLINE

360 ..............................................................505 GAMES

10. UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES

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Retail prepares to rock and rally EA’s The Beatles: Rock Band finally arrives on shelves, while the legendary Colin McRae series makes its return a mere two days later. Also released is Guitar Hero 5, Blood Bowl, Need For Speed, Wet and Halo 3: ODST... TITLE

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SEPTEMBER 22nd Halo 3: ODST

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MUSTSTOCK .....................COLIN MCRAE: DIRT 2 Released: September 11 Format: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PC Publisher: Codemasters Distributor: Gem Contact: 01279 822800

Codemasters’ flagship racing series hits shelves once more with Dirt 2. The highly anticipated game invites rally fans to take on some of the world’s toughest tracks as their favourite driving legends, forming the most comprehensive racing experience available to date.

MUSTSTOCK ...........THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND Released: September 9 Format: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii Publisher: Electronic Arts Distributor: Centresoft Contact: 0121 625 3388

The most anticipated rhythm action game of the year. The Beatles: Rock Band features the iconic group’s library of timeless hits and will be enticing casual and mainstream gamers into the fold with its accessible gameplay and appealing setlist.


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