Forza 2 Leaves Pirates in the Dust On UK Charts

After one week atop the UK charts, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End‘s has fallen behind Forza Motorsport 2. Not only has Forza 2 taken a surprise lead, but it has set a new speed record as the third fastest selling title ever for the Xbox 360 finishing right behind Gears of War and Pro Evolution Soccer 6. It also takes fourth place as the fastest selling title on all formats this year.

Tomb Raider: Anniversary holds onto second place by a scant 1,000 units sold while Pirates falls back to third. Spiderman 3 has fallen back further to fourth place. Once again Nintendo titles dominate the charts with Wii Play being the only title to increase its sales, up 14% over last week. Wii Play moves up to fifth place.

forza2.jpgLeisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd
Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 23, 2007

1: FORZA MOTORSPORT 2
2: TOMB RAIDER: ANNIVERSARY
3: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
4: SPIDER-MAN 3
5: WII PLAY
6: MARIO STRIKERS CHARGED FOOTBALL
7: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6
8: DR KAWASHIMA’S BRAIN TRAINING
9: COOKING MAMA
10: SHADOWRUN
11: THE SIMS 2: H&M STUFF
12: COMMAND & CONQUER 3: TIBERIUM WARS
13: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07
14: FIFA 07
15: SONIC AND THE SECRET RINGS
16: NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON
17: GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES
18: THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION
19: THE SIMS 2
20: THE SIMS 2: PETS

Despite bad reviews Shadowrun has moved up one rank to tenth place from it’s debut. The Sims series grabs another rank in the top twenty with the debut of The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff expansion pack at eleven. Halo 2 for Vista misses the mark on the top 40 all formats and only holds fifth place on the PC format charts.
According to Pro-G, new releases next week are Colin McRae: DIRT for Xbox 360 and PC, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer across all formats, Defcon, and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on Wii.

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