FIFA Street scores chart hat-trick
Monday, April 02, 2012 3:34 PM
'FIFA Street' was the best-selling retail game for the third week running on the all-prices, all-format gaming chart.
The game was designed to provide the "first truly great street football experience" thanks to the 'FIFA 12' game engine and has been backed by a high-profile TV advertising campaign.
Gamers can play as stars such as Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney in regular five-a-sides, wall-less indoor Futsal, nutmeg game Panna and last man standing, where a player is lost for each goal scored.
Street held off a resurgent 'Mass Effect 3', which was up a place to number two – no doubt boosted by the news that Bioware is working on a fresh ending for the trilogy following criticism from fans.
A further announcement from the company is expected this month.
The highest flying new entrant was 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13', which restored EA's monopoly of the top three by displacing Capcom's 'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' into 4th place.
Edition number 13 of the golfing series sees the return of Tiger Woods to the front cover, as his face was removed from number 12 apparently following his real-life off-course affairs.
Despite the champion's comeback, the game itself seems to have missed the cut – with a host of average reviews.
Like Resident Evil, 'FIFA 12' also slides one place, down to fifth, just ahead of extravagantly-titled 'Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm Generations' from Namco.
Naruto is based on a Japanese manga series and is full of plenty of kick-ass action and colour – much like a comic book really.
Behind it, 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' is down a place to 7th, 'Battlefield 3' is a non-mover at eight, while 'Mario and Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games' manages to climb a place to 9th.
The big loser this week is 'SSX' – the snowboard title from EA tumbling down the chart mountain to 10th from 5th.