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Slow start for DJ Hero in UK charts

By Matt Martin

Mon 02 Nov 2009 10:23am GMT / 5:23am EST / 2:23am PST

Music title debuts at number 20, as new Football Manager takes top spot

Activision's DJ Hero has entered the charts at number 20 in the UK on its first week of release.

The company had originally said that pre-orders for the game were impressive, with the release to be a "tent-pole" title for the publisher. The game sells for around GBP 89 129 in the region.

Elsewhere in the charts, Sega's Football Manager 2010 took the number one position, beating Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus which opened at two.

Sales of FIFA 2010 rose 3 per cent as it sits in third place, while Konami's PES 2010 dropped from number one to number five as sales fell 54 per cent.

Take-Two's new Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City entered the charts at six, while Tekken 6 made its debut at number eight.

The GfK Chart-Track top 20 follows:

  • 01 Football Manager 2010
  • 02 Wii Fit Plus
  • 03 FIFA 2010
  • 04 Forza Motorsport 3
  • 05 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
  • 06 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
  • 07 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  • 08 Tekken 6
  • 09 Borderlands
  • 10 Wii Sports Resort
  • 11 WWE Smackdown Vs RAW 2010
  • 12 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • 13 Need for Speed: Shift
  • 14 Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • 15 LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  • 16 Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
  • 17 Wii Fit
  • 18 EyePet
  • 19 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • 20 DJ Hero

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Antony Cain Lecturer in Computer Games Design, Sunderland College

264 22 0.1
"Expensive" game bundles like DJ/Guitar hero are probably going on young peoples' Christmas lists rather than being bought right now. Wouldn't surprise me if it was a lot higher by the end of next month. They'll be getting a +1 from me around that time anywho :)

Posted:6 years ago


Nik Love-Gittins Senior Character Artist, FreeStyleGames

59 27 0.5
Thanks all helps :)

Posted:6 years ago


Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix

186 58 0.3
Also - every DJ Hero purchase at this point is an investment in the peripheral, which tends to accentuate the longer tail on purchasing. The game definitely isn't number 20 on the revenue chart, of course...

Posted:6 years ago


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