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Championship Manager strikes again

Latest installment goes straight to the top of the charts, shattering records in the process

Proving statistics is cool (maybe), Sports Interactive's latest football management sim Championship Manager 01/02 has gone straight to the top of the charts following its UK release last week. Topping both the PC and all formats charts, it is estimated to have shifted a staggering 103,000 units in a single weekend, making it the fastest selling PC game of all time in the UK. Not bad for the last in a long line of seasonal update packs for Championship Manager 3. We tremble to imagine the kind of sales figures which the long awaited sequel Championship Manager 4 will enjoy next year. Sports Interactive Chairman Paul Collyer was also excited by the success of his latest baby, commenting that "this year's sales have been astonishing", and admitting that "I was in a state of shock on Saturday when the figures started coming through". The company sold 12,000 copies of the game on its own website alone through a pre-order scheme. Managing Director Miles Jacobson believes that "the main problem that we have now is ensuring that there is enough stock in the channel to satisfy customer demand in the run up to Christmas". Related Feature - Collyer brothers interview

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