Boom Street or bust

If you’re thinking that Nintendo’s decision to release Boom Street on Wii on 28th December was a strange one, then you’d be right. Most gamers are still playing the games they received for Christmas while retailers are focused on promoting their sales rather than shifting new releases.

As such, Boom Street not only fails to make the UK top 40 but also the Wii top 40.

Elsewhere in the chart it’s business as usual. FIFA 12 holds onto the top spot for a second week running, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Just Dance 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

As predicted last week, the sales have had an impact on the charts. RAGE is the game that has benifited from a price drop the most – it’s back in at #12, up from #29. £9.98 at GAME, if you’re wondering.

WWE ’12 has shot back up the chart too, up from #23 to #13. Spare a thought for EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic though – it has been forced down from #10 to #38 this week.