This week's GameFly video game rental charts for North America, specifically relating to games rented via the games-by-mail service for the week ending September 26th, show popularity over multiple game formats.
Once again on the all-platform chart this week, Burnout Revenge
has left a pile-up of all the other games in a smoking heap by the side of the road to achieve #1 rental status. The victory is all the more surprising considering that EA's road rage sim beat out two debuting multiplatform titles -- is Burnout
just that strong, or did the two newcomers not have what it takes? In either event, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
is #2, and X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse
Once again, the Xbox-only charts is a case of follow-the-leader with respect to the all-format charts; the same Burnout Revenge
, Shaolin Monks
, and X-Men Legends 2
all made appearances in the same order on Microsoft's system. On the PlayStation 2, Mortal Kombat
actually eked out an edge, placing it at #1, with Burnout Revenge
at #2 and X-Men Legends 2
on #3. Sadly, not quite enough people gave love to We Love Katamari
to boost it out of the top 3, and it had to sit tight at #4.
Of course, none of the above applies to the GameCube, which has its own platform-specific titles to dominate its own platform-specific rental charts. Making a splash with its debut this week was Battalion Wars
, another example of a third-party developed entry in a Nintendo franchise that surprised the naysayers. After that was Mario Superstar Baseball
at #2, and WWE Day of Reckoning
in third place.
The Game Boy Advance chart, recently setting records for the most time without a single movement in the top three, yawned and scratched its stomach this week, resulting in Zelda: The Minish Cap
switching places with Pokémon Emerald
to become #2 and #3, respectively. Dragon Ball GT: Transformation
remains king at #1; not even the release of Donkey Kong: King of Swing
last week could spur the GBA charts into significant action.
Madden NFL 06
for PSP debuted a little later than its console brethren, but still deftly swept the PSP charts when it did arrive last week, arriving in style at #1. Burnout Legends
is down to #2, and the surprising World Series of Poker
is in at #3. Over on the DS, Advance Wars: Dual Strike
is still fending off the Nintendogs
with a tactical rolled-up newspaper: the specific breeds behind its #1 position are Lab & Friends
at #2 and Chihuahua & Friends