UK Charts: Soccer is better than soccer AND soccer

This is absolutely amazing. Two weeks ago, FIFA 10 was number one in the charts. One week ago, PES 2010 was number one in the charts. This week, Football Manager 2010 is number one in the charts. That’s right, folks — a soccer game that replaced a soccer game has been replaced … by a soccer game! I tell you, only in Britain …

As usual, sports make up a big portion of the chart, broken up by such titles as a debuting Grand Theft Auto Episodes: Liberty City and Borderlands, which has slipped to number nine in the charts but is still doing surprisingly well. PS3 exclusive EyePet is still hovering in the very low regions of the chart, which is a shame, as it looked to be both an amazing bit of tech and a potential holiday smash hit. Either way. I’m having a copy of it shipped from the UK for review, so keep reading Destructoid for the skinny on that.

It’s also worth noting that DJ Hero debuted at number 20. While it still charted, I dare say that it’s selling far less than Activision would have expected. It’s unusual to see a big Activision game debut anywhere below number five. Perhaps the “jump the shark” nature of the product really did turn people off this time, and Activision has misjudged the market’s tolerance for plastic toy instruments.

Ponder that, if you will, and hit the jump for the full UK chart.

  1. Football Manager 2010
  2. Wii Fit Plus
  3. FIFA 10
  4. Forza Motorsport 3
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
  6. GTA Episodes: Liberty City
  7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  8. Tekken 6
  9. Borderlands
  10. Wii Sports Resort
  11. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010
  12. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  13. Need for Speed: Shift
  14. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  15. Lego Batman: The Videogame
  16. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
  17. Wii Fit
  18. EyePet
  19. Super Smash Bros: Brawl
  20. DJ Hero
James Stephanie Sterling