This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending October 1st, highlight both to-be-released and already released games in a unique demand-specific chart.
maintains the top spot in the overall charts for the third straight week, while just over a week ahead of its highly anticipated release, the Half Life 2
compilation The Orange Box
comes into the second spot, displacing EA's Skate
all the way down to the fifth position. This week marks Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
's third week in the third spot, and Project Gotham Racing 4
enters the top five in the fourth position.
What follows is a breakdown of the top titles requested by GameFly subscribers across each of the major platforms:
1. Halo 3
(Microsoft), 2. Half Life 2: The Orange Box
(EA) 3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(Activision), 4. Project Gotham Racing 4
(Microsoft), 5. Skate
For the third straight week, the top five all-platform requests are identical to the top five Xbox 360 requests, reflecting the same movement and demonstrating a telling dominance for the console in the rental market.
1. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
(Nintendo), 2. MySims
(EA), 3. Carnival Games
(Globalstar), 4. Victorious Boxers: Revolution
(Xseed), 5. Bleach: Shattered Blade
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
spent six weeks in the top spot before slipping into number three last week, but Samus shows she's not ready to let go of number one as she takes back the lead. It's the third week in a row at number two for MySims
in the week following its release, and Carnival Games
returns to the third spot after spending last week in fourth position. Victorious Boxers: Revolution
, last week's number one, slips down to number four with Bleach: Shattered Blade
entering the top five.
1. Heavenly Sword
(Sony), 2. Folklore
(Sony), 3. Skate
(EA), 4. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
(Sony) 5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The trifecta of Heavenly Sword, Skate and Warhawk
in the top three is interrupted this week as Folklore
breaks in, nudging Skate
from second into third position. Warhawk
finally departs the top five this week, as Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
enters the top five in the fourth spot vacated by Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
, which slides into fifth and removing Lair
from top five contention.
1. Jackass: The Game
(Red Mile) 2. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
(Activision), 3. God of War II
(Sony), 4. Thrillville: Off the Rails
(LucasArts), 5. Spider Man: Friend or Foe
Jackass: The Game
takes the top spot for the second week in a row, and God of War II
slips from the second into the third position. Aside from those titles, it's a shake-up on the PS2 request charts, with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
ascending into the second spot while other titles new to the top five, Thrillville: Off the Rails
and Spider Man: Friend or Foe
, take the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
(Nintendo), 2. Drawn to Life
(EA), 4. Jam Sessions
(Ubisoft) , 5. Sonic Rush Adventure
Very little movement among Nintendo DS requests this week, with Phantom Hourglass
firmly ensconced at number one for the fifth week, with Drawn to Life
enjoying their third and second weeks in the second and third spots respectively. Jam Sessions
and Sonic Rush Adventure
simply trade the fourth and fifth positions over last week.
1. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
(Square Enix), 2. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
(LucasArts), 3. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
(Sony), 4. Jackass: The Game
(Red Mile), 5. Jeanne D'Arc
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
swap the first and second positions over last week, and Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
holds steady at number two for the second week in a row. Jackass: The Game:
takes fourth, while Jeanne D'Arc
hangs in there, spending the second week in a row at number five.
1. Halo 2
(Microsoft), 2. Halo
(Microsoft), 3. Madden NFL '08
(EA) 4. Family Guy - Video Game!
(Take Two), 5. Ninja Gaiden Black
It's Halo 2
fourth week in number one, and the original Halo
steps up one into the second spot after spending three weeks at number three. Ninja Gaiden Black
continues to slide, descending from the fourth into the fifth spot, while Madden NFL '08
also gets bumped down one into third. Family Guy - Video Game!
enters the top five in the fourth spot.
1. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(Nintendo) 2. Super Smash Bros. Melee
(Nintendo), 3. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
(Nintendo), 4. Mario Kart: Double Dash
(Nintendo) 5. Super Mario Sunshine
retains the number one spot over last week, while Super Smash Bros. Melee
and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
swap second and third place. With Mario Kart: Double Dash
and Super Mario Sunshine
taking fourth and fifth over from Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
and Resident Evil
respectively, the top five GameCube requests are a solid block of first-party titles.
Game Boy Advance
1. Pokemon: Emerald
(Nintendo), 2. Pokemon: Ruby
(Nintendo), 3. Pokemon: Sapphire
(Nintendo), 4. Pokemon: Fire Red
(Nintendo), 5. Pokemon: Leaf Green
dominance of the Game Boy Advance top five is back, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
leaves the top five. Fan favoritePokemon: Emerald
takes its habitual number one spot again, while prior position two holder Fire Red
slips to fourth, trading places with Ruby
. Pokemon: Sapphire
holds steady in third, and Leaf Green
brings up the rear.