Sports Champions Outsells Guitar Hero 6 to Stick in UK Top 5
Posted by James Newton
Slight dip for flagship title whilst others climb
Sports Champions made it to number 2 in the UK charts in its first weekend of sale, a surprising but pleasing achievement for Sony's top Move title. Now the perennial slew of high-profile releases has begun in earnest, with last week seeing F1 2010, Dead Rising 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock all released across multiple formats, with Sports Champions managing to stick it out in the top 5.
What's perhaps most impressive is that the game's sales dipped just 12 percent week-on-week: titles usually fall off a significant amount more, as proven by Halo: Reach's 80% decrease in sales. Start the Party! climbed five places to 24, outsold by Ubisoft's Racket Sports which jumped a whopping ten places up to 22.
A dip of 12% for Sports Champions, plus the increase in sales of Start the Party! and Racket Sports means there's likely to have been a similar number of Move adopters in both weeks, something that should please Sony UK MD Ray Maguire.