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Cars Remains Static Atop Comatose UK Charts

Not only have the top six games in the UK game sales chart remained exactly the same as last week, with THQ's Cars again atop the ranking, but the top three have remained unmoved for an unprecedented five consecutive weeks.
Not only have the top six games in the UK game sales chart remained exactly the same as last week but the top three have remained unmoved for an unprecedented five consecutive weeks. Despite this, Q Entertainment's N3: Ninety-Nine Nights has emerged to become the first new entry in the top ten in six weeks. The rest of the chart though is by now overly familiar, lead by the triumvirate of THQ's Cars movie tie-in, combined sales of the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and the continued success of New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS. The only other new face in the top ten is the budget re-release of Star Wars: Battlefront II, one of many official or retail budgeted titles which currently make up the top forty. At long last though the UK summer games drought, which has seen such a lack of chart movement and new releases, is almost at an end. Titles such as THQ's Saints Row, Capcom's Dead Rising, Atari's Test Drive Unlimited and LucasArts' Lego Star Wars II should finally see a rich vein of new blood entering the charts in the coming weeks, as the long build-up to Christmas begins. The vanguard of these new releases has this week included Eidos' Reservoir Dogs film license, which debuted at number fourteen and could have charted higher, if not for the recall of the Xbox version due to a printing error that omitted the age rating on the disc. Meanwhile, U.S. blockbuster Madden NFL 07 has entered at only number thirty-seven, significantly down from its brief appearance in the UK top ten last year.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatsWeeks
11CarsTHQPS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP7
22Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesRockstarPS2/PSP29
33New Super Mario Bros.NintendoDS9
44The Sims 2EAPS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP66
55Pro Evolution Soccer 5KonamiPS2/Xb/PSP/PC44
66Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?NintendoDS12
79Animal Crossing: Wild WorldNintendoDS22
8NEN3: Ninety-Nine NightsMicrosoft3601
911Star Wars: Battlefront IIActivisionPS2/Xb/PC/PSP23
107Need for Speed: Most WantedEAAll Formats30
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA Ltd

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