Harry Potter casts spell over U.K. Charts
- Posted July 20th, 2009 at 11:34 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 23 Comments
The videogame adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has rocketed to the top of the U.K. Charts, trumping fellow movie-tie-in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in the process.
Sales of the latest installment in the wizard franchise rose 5 percent, presumably on the back of the accompanying movie release last week. With Transformers snapping at Potter’s feet at number two, EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 falls to three, having seen a 20 percent drop in sales.
Interestingly, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare makes an appearance in the charts at number 9, though World at War has dropped out of the top ten completely. See below for the full roundup, and click here to see our review of Half-Blood Prince.
1) Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince – EA
2) Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen – Activision
3) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 – EA
4) Wii Fit – Nintendo
5) Fight Night Round 4 – EA
6) Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood – Ubisoft
7) The Sims 3 – PC
8) Virtua Tennis 2009 – Sega
9) Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Activision
10) EA Sports Active – EA
- 6:46am EDT - July 20th, 2009
Seriously I thought the movie was a let down compared to the others, not to mention i learnt my lesson of movie based games a long time ago
- 6:56am EDT - July 20th, 2009
id like to see a breakdown of HP sales over the consoles, i bet 85% of sales are on Wii and DS. lol
- 7:40am EDT - July 20th, 2009
totally stupid they didn't keep the motion detection on this one, it was the strong point of OotP
- 7:57am EDT - July 20th, 2009
Call of Duty 4 going strong i see
- 7:59am EDT - July 20th, 2009
@4 yeah, can't even imagine how COD:MW2 will do in the UK charts
- 8:20am EDT - July 20th, 2009
call of duty 4 rulz
- 8:22am EDT - July 20th, 2009
was not a bad game...
had some good spell gameplay
fun to just sit back and mess around with
- 8:26am EDT - July 20th, 2009
ARghh!! why would someone spend loads of money on a PS3 and then buy mediocre movie games? its so sad :(
- 8:31am EDT - July 20th, 2009
This is very disturbing.
- 8:35am EDT - July 20th, 2009
@5 Modern Warfare 2 will make charts crush
- 9:27am EDT - July 20th, 2009
COD4 still in top 10? Wow, what an acheivement.
- 9:37am EDT - July 20th, 2009
lol @ europe
- 10:11am EDT - July 20th, 2009
how is HP 1st? i played the demo expecting a hilariously bad game and it turned out to be a fustratingly silly game. this is disturbing.
- 12:06pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
@10- MW2 won't crush in the UK. Activision is charging 90 USD for the game in the UK. People are furios about it.
Sniperwithacause | Sniperwithacause
- 12:38pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
@8 Because it is their money. can buy what they want. IMO ALL COD GAMES ARE MEDIOCRE
- 1:30pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
All games that came from movies sucked BIG time, I dunno why but they just are.....its like they didnt put any effort in the development plus they're multiplatform, PS3, XBOX 360, PC, WII,DS.....etc.
- 1:42pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
I like this game and i live in the US
- 2:21pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
Just wondering where is selling it for the the same as $90. That seems an awful lot compared to the prices I've seen?
HMV,Game and Play £44.99=$75 $90=£54.40 which I can't imagine them charging for the standard.
The euro price is worse on Play 58.49euro =$83 And if you are talking about hardened thats 90.99euro=$130
Though I'm just curious not enraged.
- 2:29pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
That article handles all of the details.
lordAlucard | sympozium_666
- 2:39pm EDT - July 20th, 2009
These people have no soul!!
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