UK Chart: Football Manager 2011 takes top spot

Football Manager 2011

Football Manager 2011 is champion of the UK Charts, entering in top spot in its debut week.  Football Manager 2011 is only the second PC exclusive game to claim the top spot this year, with the other being Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty which reached number one in August. The success of Football Manager 2011 also provides SEGA with their second chart topper this year, with the other being Aliens vs. Predator.

You can see the Football Manager 2011 reveal announcement and read about some of the games new features here in the Train2Game blog.

Activision’s new James Bond games both failed to enter the top ten. The GoldenEye 007 remake for Nintendo Wii entered in 13th spot, while Blood Stone 007 only managed 18th place. However, with Call of Duty: Black Ops launching this week, it’s likely that Activision aren’t going to be too concerned about the Bond games not making the top ten.

Fable III was number one last week, but has dropped down to third spot in its second week on sale. Previous chart topper FIFA 11 proves that football games are extremely popular by holding on to second place, behind Football Manger 2011 in first.

Just Dance 2 is a non-mover in fourth spot, while Professor Layton and the Lost Future climbs three places to fifth. It’s the Nintendo DS title’s second highest position in the chart, since initially arriving in fourth place two weeks ago. New Super Mario Brothers Wii also moves up the charts, rising seven places to sixth thanks to the release of the 25th Anniversary Red Nintendo Wii Bundle.

Fallout: New Vegas looks like it may be running out of luck, having dropped from third to seventh, while Medal of Honor also moves down the charts falling two places from sixth to eighth.  Stores could end up full with second hand copies of Medal of Honor this week, as HMV are offering Call of Duty: Black Ops for £7.99 if EA’s game is traded in.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II drops from fifth to ninth in its second week on sale, while The Sims 3 rounds off the top ten. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 and PES 2011 both leave the top ten, falling to 11th and 14th respectively.

You can check out the Train2Game review of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 here.

The full UKIE GfK Chart-Track Top Ten for the week ending November 6th is as follows:

1. Football Manager 2011 (SEGA)
2. FIFA 11 (EA)
3. Fable III (Microsoft)
4. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
5. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo)
6. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Nintendo)
7. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda)
8. Medal of Honor (EA)
9. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (LucasArts)
10. The Sims 3 (EA)

So Train2Game, have you played Football Manager 2011? If so is it deserving of its Number 1 spot? Call of Duty: Black Ops is released tomorrow, so that’s going to be Number 1 next week right? And do you think we’ll see many Kinect games in next weeks top ten?

You can leave your thoughts on Football Manager 11, or any other game in the UK Charts, here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

Two James Bond trailers – GoldenEye 007 & Blood Stone 007

Blood Stone 007

GoldenEye 007 comes out on the Nintendo Wii this week, so naturally a launch trailer for the N64 remake has been released.  The GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo Wii trailer appears to show what all fans of the 1997 original want to see – classic James Bond GoldenEye 007 action!

Of course, the 2010 remake of the 1997 GoldenEye 007 doesn’t only look prettier, but the game has also been tweaked to bring the story and settings up to date. GoldenEye 007 features Daniel Craig instead of Pierce Brosan while the gadgets have also been updated from the 1990s. Now instead of using a watch to scan documents in  GoldenEye 007, Bond will use a mobile phone.

The GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo Wii features fist fighting, shooting, Bond girls, and of course footage of that all important multiplayer. Enjoy! You can also see a previous trailer for GoldenEye 007 here.

GoldenEye 007 is released for Nintendo Wii this Friday.

There are actually two James Bond games released this week, with the Bizarre Creations developed Blood Stone 007 also set for release this week – but not on the Nintendo Wii. The team has released a developer diary in which they say Blood Stone 007 will be classic Bond and truly authentic to the movies.

The Bizarre developers say they’ve tried to include all of the things that make the James Bond movies – driving, shooting, fighting, witty one liners – and apply them all into Blood Stone 007. We also get told about some of the classic Bond locations we can expect to visit in Blood Stone 007. You can see the Blood Stone 007 ‘Classic Bond’ developer diary below.

Yes, that is Joss Stone playing the Blood Stone 007 Bond Girl. Daniel Craig also features as Bond as in GoldenEye 007. Blood Stone 007 is released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on Friday and like GoldenEye 007, it’s published by Activision.

So Train2Game, do you want to get your hands on either GoldenEye 007 or Blood Stone 007? Would you be drawn to the GoldenEye 007 remake over an entirely new Bond Game? And do you think they’ll be successful?

You can leave your thoughts about Golden Eye 007 and Blood Stone 007 here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum.