UK Charts: Need For Speed still out in front

EA clocks a sixth week at number one with Need For Speed Most Wanted.

Electronic Arts' Christmas number one, Need for Speed Most Wanted, is still in the top spot of the UK charts this week, racking up a sixth week at number one and selling twice as many units as its nearest competitor, Ubisoft's King Kong.

Six weeks at the top is more than any other title has managed during the last year, and given how quiet January usually is in terms of new releases, NFS Most Wanted could be set to repeat the feat of its predecessor, Need for Speed Underground 2, which held on to the number one position for the first four weeks of 2005.

King Kong held steady at number two this week, while FIFA '06, last year's biggest-selling game in the UK, was also a non-mover at number three. Another EA title, The Sims 2, was the biggest mover in the top ten, up four places to number four.

The remainder of the chart is largely just shuffling for position between already established titles, with only Ubisoft's Crazy Frog Racer showing a major leap in position, rising 18 places to number 19.

The PSP's biggest-selling title, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, is still in the top ten - falling two places this week to number eight - while the best selling title on the DS is still Mario Kart DS, at number 32 this week in the all-formats chart

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