For the first time in the series’ history, sales of the new Pro Evolution Soccer have been spearheaded by PS3, which accounted for 58 per cent of the game’s week one performance.
, knocking FIFA 09 from first spot after EA’s title saw a drop in sales of 54 per cent.
With the PS2 version of Konami’s title not out until November, PS3 made tremendous headway with the title. In 2007 the PS2 version was the leading week one performer, capturing 42 per cent of sales, with Xbox 360 nabbing 30 per cent and PS3 just 26 per cent. PS3 cleans up this time out though, leaving Xbox 360 with just 40 per cent of week one sales and PC just two per cent.
However, PES 2009 can’t match the debut performance of FIFA 09. Last year, sales on Xbox 360 were more or less neck-and-neck between the two games, but this year sees FIFA 09 outsell PES 2009 by a ratio of 2.66. PES 2009 also fails to match the week one sales of PES 2008.