Despite the on-going debate currently raging in the forums as to which game is better, the general concensus, according to the charts at least, is that PES 6 is the champion, finally overtaking FIFA for the first time in, well, ever.
After less than one week of the games being released, there is a clear winner, for week one at least. PES outsold Dead Rising “with ease”, though FIFA “easily” held on to 2nd place. And before you all go screaming blind that I’m being overly biased and missing the obvious fact, I am aware that Dead Rising was released on only one platform, not the three that PES was, hence PES easily beating Dead Rising. Nonetheless, it shows just how many it has sold.
The PS2 version of PES actually sold fewer than expected, however this was made up in 360 sales. Clearly people have converted from PS2 to 360, thus the slight decline in PS2 sales. Presumably the Xbox would be the same.
This is in spite of the fact that both versions are cut-down when compared to their counterparts on the “last gen” platforms. (For those that don’t know: PES doesn’t include a proper Edit Mode, and you cannot save replays, despite the manual saying you can. Stadiums have also been sliced.) Either people don’t read Xboxic, or were just too excited about getting their hands on next-gen PES/FIFA (a real FIFA game too, not the world cup bollocks that was released last year).
So (Glovner), what do you make of this? A good reflection in terms of the better game, or a disgrace: FIFA should be on top?! Whatever your views, keep them coming in the forum and in the comments below!
The full chart listing can be found here.