Sonic Colours Rises Up The UK Top 40 Chart

With two full weeks of sales behind it, Sonic Colours has proven it has what it takes to stay relevant in the UK chart results for last week released by Chart Track today. Since last week Sonic’s latest adventure climbed two places to number 16 in the all formats chart and achieved similar success in the individual units chart by rising from 29th to 27th place on Wii and jumping four positions to number 31 on DS.

On the Wii only chart Sonic Colours rose up one rank to number 6 and beat out popular shooter Goldeneye 007, which placed at number 7. In the DS chart Sonic Colours remains seated at number 4, while Sonic Classic Collection drops one spot from 16th to 17th. Finally, in the Xbox 360 chart Sonic Free Riders stays put at number 19, but beats out some of the Kinect competition this week and interestingly places one position higher than SEGA’s well received third person shooter Vanquish.

Source: Chart Track
Top 40 All Formats
Top 40 Individual Units
Top 40 Wii
Top 40 DS
Top 40 Xbox 360

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Mario & Sonic Take Christmas #1

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is the best selling game in the UK at the moment – increasing SEGA’s chances for a Christmas #1.

Traditionally, Electronic Arts developed titles have dominated UK sales charts throughout December. This has been the case for the last four years, and looked to be true in 2007 when Need For Speed: ProStreet edged into the top spot last week.

But the unlikely collaboration of two of video gaming’s greatest icons appear to have charmed British audiences, as today it has been revealed that Mario & Sonic jumped five places to take the Gold. Odd, considering there aren’t any actual Wii’s to go around…

Next week will be the prized Christmas Week. Can SEGA keep on top of the tree riding the Wiimania that’s sweeping the country, or will EA climb up and claim its star back?

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games hits Top 10

Chart Track have revealed info about the current UK sales chart for the week ending Decmber 1. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) has jumped up from No.14 to No.7 in the All formats chart. The game that pitches past rivals Sonic and Mario aganst eachother in olympic competition has now overtook Super Mario Galaxy and has recorded the largest sales week of any individual Nintendo Wii title. Now that’s an amazing feat. In the Wii game sales chart the game is now at No.1 with Super Mario Galaxy at No.2.

Stay tuned to Sonic News for more developments as they happen.

Secret Rings Hits UK Charts

Sonic and the Secret Rings appears to be doing what Sonic 06 wasn’t – selling. Being the first Nintendo Wii game in a good month or so, it makes sense that pre-orders for the game last week helped the game storm to the top of the Wii Charts in UK GAME stores before it had even been released.

That streak looks set to continue, as the official UK Software Charts sees the latest Sonic game hit #5 in the Top 10. This is especially good news considering the Top 4 – Final Fantasy XII, Crackdown, The Sims 2 Seasons and (especially) FIFA 07 aren’t going to budge anytime soon.

If you’re still sitting on the fence as to whether to get Sonic and the Secret Rings or not, check TSS’ Review to get the full lowdown on the game.

Thanks to SSMB’er “Shahra The Genie” for the tip.

US: SONIC the Hedgehog Bombs At Retail

According to the latest monthly report from NPD Funworld, the well known video game sales tracking company, Sonic the Hedgehog was a huge bomb last month at US retail, selling a total 38,000 units throughout it’s first two weeks.

For the unlearned, these numbers are very, very bad for a series like Sonic, which can often garner anywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 in it’s launch month.

Despite the ad blitz Sega put behind the game, it seems ultimately, the games poor reception from the press and gamers alike was it’s downfall. Only time will tell if it’s sales will shape up.

PAL: SONIC The Hedgehog Hits Top Ten

Let’s face it, SONIC The Hedgehog has fought an uphill battle since the first critical impressions leaked out in early November. This, however, it seems has not managed to slow Sonic at all, with the new title reaching top ten XBox 360 sales charts in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

In the United Kingdom, SONIC The Hedgehog has fallen from it’s position in ninth place last week to a still reputable tenth place.

1 Gears of War
2 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
3 Call of Duty 3
4 Pro Evolution Soccer 6
5 FIFA 07
6 WWE Smackdown! Vs. RAW 2007
7 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
8 Need For Speed: Carbon
9 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
10 Sonic the Hedgehog

UK charts provided by ELSPA. Continue reading PAL: SONIC The Hedgehog Hits Top Ten

Sonic Mobile Hits Top of Charts

Pleasing news for SEGA this morning is that their venture into the mobile phone game sphere has paid off well, with Sonic the Hedgehog spinning his way into the #1 spot on the official Mobile Phone Charts.

ELSPA, the British association founded as a voice for the games industry, holds the latest charts figures in the UK every week, and their official mobile phone chart reveals that Sonic has shoved Tetris into second place, after the block-busting puzzler pipped the hedgehog to the post in February’s tot-up.

Even though Sonic the Hedgehog mobile was only half of the Mega Drive version of Sonic 1, mobile fans seemed to lap it up, obviously experiencing shots of nostalgia when playing the game.

In other chart related news, in an unsurprising twist Sonic Riders is still selling extremely well on the Nintendo Gamecube, maintaining the #1 spot since it was pretty much released. Its success may be pushed aside this week however after sales of the newly released FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 is added up over the last 7 days.

Sonic Mega Collection + Does It Again

Only weeks ago reports flooded the Internet about Sonic Mega Collection Plus smashing sales in the UK charts, and today, Sonic Mega Collection Plus does it again, in the final region left to receive the game, Australia.

SMC+ currently holds the number 1 spot on Playstation 2 and Xbox, being only beaten on the multiplatform charts by Super Mario 64 DS, which continues its success at the top since it’s release late last month.

Continue reading Sonic Mega Collection + Does It Again

US Sales: Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Rank High on Chart

The USA game sales charts are in, and the results are good for Sonic games on Nintendo platforms. According to the latest data, Sonic Advance is the second-best selling GBA game from January – July 2002, while Sonic Adventure 2 Battle is the best-selling Gamecube game during the same period. Continue reading US Sales: Sonic Advance and SA2 Battle Rank High on Chart

Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Rides High on Amazon Sales Chart

It might have got a bit of a kicking in early reviews, but the Gamecube port of Sonic Adventure 2 nevertheless seems to be doing really well in terms of sales. If Amazon’s listings are anything to go by, it’s actually selling better than anything else right now! Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Rides High on Amazon Sales Chart

Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10

After selling well in Japan, Sonic Adventure 2 has now become a top seller in the US after being on store shelves for only eleven days. The Dreamcast swansong broke into June’s NPD Top 10 software sales chart, entering at the #8 position. We wonder how it will perform next month, if this is its ranking after little over a week. Full chart below. Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Cracks US Top 10

Sonic Adventure Still in Dreamcast US Top 5 Chart

Even after 18 months on store shelves, Sonic Adventure remains one of the biggest-selling Dreamcast games ever! Below is the latest Top 10 Chart for Dreamcast games, and as you can see the launch title is still riding high in the top  5. Full list below – keep running, Sonic!

  1. Phantasy Star Online, Sega, $51
  2. Crazy Taxi, Sega, $20
  3. NBA 2K1, Sega, $49
  4. Sonic Adventure, Sega, $20
  5. NFL 2K1, Sega, $50
  6. NBA 2K, Sega, $20
  7. NFL 2K, Sega, $20
  8. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Activision, $46
  9. NHL 2K, Sega, $20
  10. Metropolis Street Racer, Sega, $41