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'GoldenEye 007' beats 'Call of Duty' in UK games chart, 'Blood Stone' sinks

15-Nov-2010 • Gaming

The new 're-imagined' version of "GoldenEye 007" for the Nintendo Wii has beaten the latest "Call of Duty" title on the same platform, surprising many critics and industry-watchers alike.

"GoldenEye" on the Wii held on to its #4 ranking after its first full week on sale, pipping "Call of Duty: Black Ops" at #5 - which was just released. The result is likely due to two factors: "GoldenEye" had a full week on sale whereas "Call of Duty" was released on Tuesday, and fans of the shooter genre who own more than one console likely picked up the latter for Xbox 360 or PS3. "GoldenEye 007" is only available for the Wii.

Due to strong sales elsewhere, "GoldenEye 007" slipped from #13 to #20 on the all platform UK chart, and "Blood Stone" dropped out of the top 20, from #18 to #22.

"Blood Stone" managed to hold on to its #8 slot on the PS3 chart, but slumped from #10 to #17 on the Xbox 360 mostly due to the wave of new Kinect titles.

"Blood Stone" is now the worst charting James Bond game (UK, all platforms) since records began 10 years ago. Even "From Russia With Love", which was critically panned, managed #16 in its second week on release.

Neither the Nintendo DS versions of GoldenEye or Blood Stone registered in the handheld's Top 40 sales this week, indicating the titles are dead on arrival despite good reviews from the gaming press. Lack of publicity may be to blame for poor awareness of the DS titles.

UK Games Top Ten - By Platforms (for the week ending November 13th):

Wii
01. Just Dance 2
02. New Super Marios Bros
03. Wii Party
04. GoldenEye 007
05. Call of Duty: Black Ops
06. Mario Kart Wii
07. Super Mario Galaxy 2
08. The X Factor
09. FIFA 11
10. The Sims 3

Xbox 360
01. Call of Duty: Black Ops
02. Kinect Sports
03. FIFA 11
04. Dance Central
05. Motion Sports
06. Fable 3
07. Fallout: New Vegas
08. Halo: Reach
09: Fights Uncaged
10. Kinectimals
...
17. 007: Blood Stone

PS3
01. Call of Duty: Black Ops
02. FIFA 11
03. Fallout: New Vegas
04. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
05. Medal of Honor
06. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
07. WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011
08. 007: Blood Stone
09. F1 2010
10. Sports Champtions

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