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The release of THQ's Xbox 360 exclusive Saints Row has finally broken the deadlock at the top of the UK game sales charts, after several weeks of inactivity, with a number of other titles also shaking up the chart.

David Jenkins

September 6, 2006

2 Min Read

The release of THQ's Xbox 360 exclusive Saints Row has finally broken the deadlock at the top, and much of the middle and bottom, of the UK sales charts after several weeks of inactivity. It represents the fifth consecutive week at number one for THQ, after movie license Cars, with Saints Row becoming the second fastest selling Xbox 360 so far in the UK, just behind Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. The second top ten entry of the week is Electronic Arts’ latest ultra budget mini-expansion pack for The Sims 2 at number five, with Eidos’ Reservoir Dogs overcoming an impromptu recall of the Xbox version, due to a disc printing error, to enter the top ten for the first time. Other new entries outside of the top ten include portable The Getaway spin-off Gangs of London at number twenty-three and Sega’s critically lambasted Let’s Make A Soccer Team! at number thirty-one. With a busy week of new releases next week, including Dead Rising and Test Drive Unlimited, the traditional UK summer games drought now seems to be officially over.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

NE

Saints Row

THQ

360

1

2

1

Cars

THQ

PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP

8

3

2

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Rockstar

PS2/PSP

43

4

3

New Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo

DS

10

5

NE

The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff

EA

PC

1

6

4

The Sims 2

EA

PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP

95

7

6

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?

Nintendo

DS

13

8

5

Pro Evolution Soccer 5

Konami

PS2/Xb/PSP/PC

46

9

14

Reservoir Dogs

Eidos

PS2/Xb

2

10

7

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Nintendo

DS

23

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA Ltd

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David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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