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UK Sales Chart, Week Ending July 30th

One of the quietest sales weeks of the year in the UK has seen Codemasters’ Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 grab the top spot, as the biennial Ashes series c...

David Jenkins

August 2, 2005

2 Min Read

One of the quietest sales weeks of the year in the UK has seen Codemasters’ Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 grab the top spot, as the biennial Ashes series continues against Australia in the real world. The company’s Brian Lara series had enjoyed similar success in the 16-bit era, but this is the first time it has been back at the top of the chart since then – with EA’s Cricket 2005 also faring unusually well, partly thanks to a good run of results from the English national side. There is little other movement of note in the UK charts, though, with the only new entry also belonging to Codemasters, with the company's publishing of Team 17’s Worms 4: Mayhem entering at number twenty-five. The top ten is largely static, with the only significant mover being Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at number five, which rises by eleven places in the wake of the movie’s release in Britain. There are no significant new releases scheduled for the UK next week, or indeed for much of the rest of August, which will likely ensure that the charts will continue to be dominated by these same titles until at least September.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

2

Brian Lara International Cricket 2005

Codemasters

PS2/Xb/PC

2

2

1

Madagascar

Activision

All Formats

5

3

3

Fantastic 4

Activision

PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA

3

4

4

Medal of Honor: European Assault

EA

PS2/Xb/GC

7

5

16

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Take-Two

PS2/Xb/PC/GBA

2

6

5

Destroy All Humans!

THQ

PS2/Xb

6

7

6

Cricket 2005

EA

PS2/Xb/PC

5

8

7

Juiced

THQ

PS2/Xb/PC

7

9

8

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar

PS2/Xb/PC

36

10

9

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

Eidos

PS2/Xb/PC/GBA

15

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

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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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