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A small number of new entries in the UK sales chart has painted a peculiar picture of the British market, as it begins to emerge from the long summer games release drough...

David Jenkins, Blogger

August 31, 2005

2 Min Read

A small number of new entries in the UK sales chart has painted a peculiar picture of the British market, as it begins to emerge from the long summer games release drought. On the back of continued success for the English national team in the ongoing Ashes tournament, Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 has claimed its third consecutive week at number one and its fourth overall. In addition, in a week of notably low sales, budget-priced stand alone expansion pack Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike has managed to enter straight in at number three, although it is the entry of super budget priced Sonic 3D at number nine which gives a real hint at the market’s lack of vitality. Priced at just £5 ($9), the eight year old Sega Saturn port has still managed to outsell new entries Resident Evil: Outbreak – File #2 at number fifteen and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe at number sixteen. Next week’s charts will cover the launch period of the PSP in Europe, and retailers and publishers alike are hoping that this will be the catalyst for stronger sales and higher profile releases across the board.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

1

Brian Lara International Cricket 2005

Codemasters

PS2/Xb/PC

6

2

2

Madagascar

Activision

All Formats

9

3

NE

Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike

Ubisoft

Xb

1

4

10

Destroy All Humans!

THQ

PS2/Xb

10

5

12

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

Eidos

PS2/Xb/PC/GBA

19

6

4

Juiced

THQ

PS2/Xb/PC

11

7

8

Medal of Honor: European Assault

EA

PS2/Xb/GC

11

8

3

Fantastic 4

Activision

PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA

7

9

13

Sonic 3D

Xplosiv

PC

14

10

6

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Take-Two

PS2/Xb/PC/GBA

6

Official UK Leisure Software Charts (c) ELSPA compiled by Chart-Track

About the Author(s)

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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