September Charts analysis

FIFA 11 was on sale for jsut 48 hours of September yet still managed to be the biggest selling video game of the month in the UK.

738,839 copies of the football title were shifted over the two days, generating over 26 million, making it FIFA’s most successful opening weekend yet.

But it wasn’t all about FIFA last month. Microsoft’s Halo: Reach was snapping at EA’s heels, despite only being a single-format release.

The hit FPS sold 300,000 copies in its first weekend, and was comfortably the biggest selling Xbox 360 game of the month.

MCV reported during the summer that there has been a massive shift from the casual sector back towards the traditional games market, and the September chart backs that up.

In the Top 50 there are 35 games that can be described as ‘core’ and the Top Five games are all more traditional titles, including F1 2010 (No.3), Dead Rising 2 (No.4) and Mafia 2 (No.5)

In fact, the highest charting casual products are Sony’s Sports Champions in ninth position and Ubisoft’s evergreen Just Dance at No.10.

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