Few will be surprised to see EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’09 head straight to the top of the Gfk ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week – but most will be surprised to hear that’s the first time the Tiger has debuted in the top spot.
Ten years on from the first outing for the series, this latest version enjoys the biggest launch week ever for EA’s golf series, with Xbox 360 just edging out PS3 as the format of choice claiming 33 per cent of sales compared to Sony’s 32 per cent. Wii claimed 28 per cent of the sales with the remaining 7 per cent split between PS2 and PSP.
The success marks EA’s fifth week at number one this year, and the first since Army of Two in March. And with the likes of Need for Speed: Undercover and FIFA 09 still to come, it is unlikely to be the last.
Elsewhere in the listings, Nintendo’s Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit drop to second and third places respectively, whilst strong sales of 2K Play’s Carnival: Funfair Games on DS see the compilation climb to fourth spot, ahead of Wii play at number five.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 exclusive Too Human manages to reach number eight in its first week on sale.