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GameFly Rental Chart Highlights: Week Ending August 8

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 August 8th, show p...

Nich Maragos

August 8, 2005

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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 August 8th, show popularity over multiple game formats. Is there room for only one realistic military shooter at a time in players' hearts? Circumstancial evidence may bear that out, as last week's top rental Delta Force: Black Hawk Down dropped like a stone down to 5th as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike ascended to the top slot in its first week on the charts. Unaffected by the changing of the guard were Destroy All Humans at #2 and God of War at #3. Again, Summit Strike was most popular on Xbox, on whose charts it similarly ranks as #1. Destroy All Humans! is again #2 on the Xbox list, though the Xbox-exclusive Conker: Live and Reloaded makes third place. On the PlayStation 2, however, neither Summit Strike nor Delta Force matched their Xbox performance: Destroy All Humans! took back the top slot, God of War slipped down to second place, and new racing title FlatOut debuted at #3. The GameCube, as usual, continues to exist in its own unique world. Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life is still on top at #1, fending off advances from Killer 7's Heaven Smiles on the one hand and Resident Evil 4's Ganado on the other. The situation there is likely to continue until another exclusive GC game reaches shelves; the next candidate is Geist, scheduled to drop on the 15th -- though, given the strangeness of the current rental favorites, the next reigning champion could as well be Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue. Harvest Moon is also a force this week on the Game Boy Advance, where it's taken over the top position on the rental charts. As a result, Pokémon Emerald has gone back down to #2, and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is back at #3. The lack of a Harvest Moon title on the Nintendo DS may be the reason why familiar standbys Kirby: Canvas Curse, Nanostray, and Meteos lead this week's DS games, in that order. On the PSP, a sort of third-place roulette has formed: Coded Arms is again #1, and Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is still #2. Filling in third place this week is Need for Speed Underground 2, taking over from last week's #3, Dead to Rights: Reckoning.

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