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Weekly Analysis – PES 2010 sells 560,000 as Wii sales increase

PES 2010, Forza Motorsport 3 and Borderlands see strong launches, while Wii hardware continues to increase in the weekly chart for 18th - 24th October 2009

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kenjix3277d ago

Trying to overlook the PS3 sales makes me feel you don't deserve the hits till you start posting with less spin, so here's the article gamers no need to click link

PES 2010, Forza Motorsport 3 and Borderlands see strong launches, while Wii hardware continues to increase in the weekly chart for 18th - 24th October 2009

Brett Walton
29th October 2009

Konami recently announced that they were shipping 3 million copies of PES 2010 for launch and while sales were strong at over half a million units in the first two days, 3 million units is going to take a long time to sell-through! The title is down 10% on last year’s PS3 / 360 launch, in stark contrast to the 27% year on year increases seen with FIFA 10 during the first four weeks on sale - largely down to the much stronger reviews for FIFA this year.

Forza Motorsport 3 saw a limited launch in Japan and Europe / other regions this week, with nearly 250,000 units sold - up over 70% on Forza 2. With the game releasing in the Americas this week and expected to do a further 250,000 – 300,000 then Forza 3 will become one of the biggest Xbox360 launches of the year so far.

Moving on to hardware, all formats were up slightly on last week with the exception of PS3 and PSP. PS3 hardware decreased following the strong Uncharted 2 release last week (which provided a temporary bump) while PSP continued to drop away following the PSP Go launch four weeks ago.

Borderlands saw a very strong opening this week – over 350,000 copies sold on Xbox360 and PS3 alone (likely over half a million once PC / Steam sales are added). Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games saw sales increase significantly this week – up over 70% on last weeks figures and already over half a million copies sold. Uncharted 2 saw a massive 60% drop this week, but still sold nearly 350,000 units to take total sales to nearly 1.2m in just two weeks.

Next week is another extremely busy week for new releases. Tekken 6, Bayonetta (Japan), Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Forza Motorsport 3 (America), Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and DJ Hero lead the way.

As always, the full data will be posted on VGChartz in the next few hours so be sure to check the charts out:

FrankWest3277d ago

PES is a great football game, so it's good to see it selling. But Konami's getting lazy, how come they don't fix the damned keepers once and for all

MisterPickles23277d ago

I don't know if that's encouraging or discouraging :-S

Duke_Silver3276d ago

I still need to play a PES game