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
|2||2||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Rockstar||PS2/PSP||29|
|3||3||New Super Mario Bros.||Nintendo||DS||9|
|4||4||The Sims 2||EA||PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP||66|
|5||5||Pro Evolution Soccer 5||Konami||PS2/Xb/PSP/PC||44|
|6||6||Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?||Nintendo||DS||12|
|7||9||Animal Crossing: Wild World||Nintendo||DS||22|
|8||NE||N3: Ninety-Nine Nights||Microsoft||360||1|
|9||11||Star Wars: Battlefront II||Activision||PS2/Xb/PC/PSP||23|
|10||7||Need for Speed: Most Wanted||EA||All Formats||30|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA