It was talked up as the battle of the football sim heavyweights.

But, rather than being a Barcelona v Real Madrid El Clasico, it has turned out to be a bit like a one sided, Spain v San Marino, style drubbing, with EA's effort far-outselling its Konami rival's.

Pro Evolution Soccer 11 is only one place below FIFA 11 in the UK gaming charts, but the weekend just gone was its opening one, with FIFA already being out for over a week, and Konami would have wanted top spot at the very least.

Instead, it has still failed to outsell its main competitor, despite FIFA 11 already being purchased by over 2.6 million people (worldwide) already.

It is being reported that PES 2011 only sold a tenth of the amount of copies that FIFA 11 managed in its opening week in the UK.

The general consensus seems to be that FIFA is the still the superior game, although reviews, including Pocket-lint's suggest that PES may be on the road to recovery with the latest instalment.

Check out both our Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 review and our FIFA 11 review to see which went down better at Pocket-lint towers.