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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 October 10th, show...

Simon Carless, Blogger

October 11, 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 October 10th, show popularity over multiple game formats. The overall all-formats charts continues to see Activision's multi-platform Ultimate Spider-Man sitting happily atop a skyscraper in #1, but Ubisoft's Xbox-exclusive Far Cry: Instincts blasts its way in to #2, and Activision's second Marvel-licensed title, X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse, hang around at #3. Funnily enough, the Xbox charts completely replicate the all-formats top three, with Ultimate Spider-Man, Far Cry: Instincts, and X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse topping the most-rented Xbox games in that order. However, for the PlayStation 2, Ultimate Spider-Man continues at the top spot, but Sucker Punch's continuation of the Sly franchise, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves sneaks in to the second spot, and X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse makes it into #3, continuing its success. As for the allegedly sputtering GameCube, its raft of exclusive titles continue to provide some significant interest, with Mario Superstar Baseball climbing back up to #1, closely followed by a new denizen of the evergreen franchise, Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, with Kuju's distinctly military Battalion Wars chiming in at #3. Of course, for the Game Boy Advance it's business as usual, yet again, with Dragon Ball GT: Transformation still #1, and Pokémon Emerald continuing to hang out at #2, but the banana-tastic DK: King of Swing chest-beating its way up to third spot. The DS sees much bigger change, with Konami's long awaited Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow blasting its way in at the top spot, closely followed by last week's top game, Trace Memory, and then by Atlus' quirky surgery simulator Trauma Center: Under the Knife. Finally, to the PSP, and as you can see, the chart is entirely static this week, with the Electronic Arts football perennial Madden NFL 06 at #1, followed by EA's crashspectacular Burnout Legends at #2 and the clammy grip of Konami and Backbone's Death Jr. at #3. Can anything dislodge the PSP trifecta?

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Simon Carless

Blogger

Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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