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In yet another example of unnecessary product clash within the industry, this week has seen two Vietnam based shoot ‘em-ups released at exactly the same time, with SCi’s ...

David Jenkins

September 7, 2004

2 Min Read

In yet another example of unnecessary product clash within the industry, this week has seen two Vietnam based shoot ‘em-ups released at exactly the same time, with SCi’s Conflict: Vietnam, a follow-up to Conflict: Desert Storm II winning out over Guerrilla/Eidos’ Shellshock: Nam '67. The release of the former marked the strongest first week debut ever for a Conflict title on the PS2, and will be a further boost to SCi, who has managed to consistently increase its market share over the last few years. The only other new entry in the top ten is Free Radical Design’s Second Sight, which has gained a relatively healthy placing, despite little in the way of marketing and not being part of an existing franchise or license.

TW

LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Weeks

1

NE

Conflict: Vietnam

SCi

PS2/Xb/PC

1

2

NE

Shellshock: Nam '67

Eidos

PS2/Xb/PC

1

3

2

Spider-Man 2

Activision

All

9

4

9

The Simpsons: Hit & Run

Vivendi

PS2/Xb/GC/PC

34

5

1

Athens 2004

SCEE

PS2

10

6

6

DRIV3R

Atari

PS2/Xb

12

7

8

Need for Speed: Underground

EA

All

42

8

NE

Second Sight

Codemasters

PS2/Xb/GC

1

9

7

FIFA Football 2004

EA

All

45

10

3

Doom 3

Activision

PC

4

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

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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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