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Harry Potter Conjures Third Week At Top Of UK Charts

EA’s latest summer movie tie-in has gained a third week at number one, in a sales chart that is becoming ever more dominated by Nintendo titles – including an extraordinary performance by Mario Party 8 after less than one full day on sale.
With the movie now released in UK cinemas, Electronic Arts’ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been able to easily maintain its position at the top of the sales charts, despite an 11 percent drop in sales. With few other major new releases More Brain Training and Shrek The Third have also been able to hold onto their second and third place spots, respectively. Nintendo’s DS exclusive saw sales drop 17 percent, while Activision’s multiformat movie tie-in dropped by 28 percent. The most notable aspect of this week’s charts though is the continually strong performance of Nintendo titles, with four first party games in the top ten and five exclusives overall (including 505 Game’s Cooking Mama at number nine. Including multiformat releases there are now more than ten Wii games in the top forty and more than twenty Nintendo DS titles. The most remarkable performance though has been from Mario Party 8, which despite being recalled on Friday afternoon, and thus enjoying less than a full day’s worth of sales, still managed to debut at number five. Appropriately, the only other new entry of the week is also for a Nintendo console, with Midway’s casual gamer friendly TouchMaster for the Nintendo DS entering the charts at number twenty-nine.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormatsWeeks
11Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixEAPS2/360/Wii/PS3/PC/DS/PSP3
22More Brain Training from Dr KawashimaNintendoDS3
33Shrek the ThirdActivisionPS2/360/Wii/PC/DS4
46Wii PlayNintendoWii27
5NEMario Party 8NintendoWii1
610Dr Kawashima's Brain TrainingNintendoDS58
79Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndDisneyPS2/360/Wii/PS3/DS/PSP8
84The Darkness2K Games3603
911Cooking Mama505 GamesWii/DS13
108Forza Motorsport 2Microsoft3606
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA Ltd

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