This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending August 6, highlight both to-be-released and already released games in a unique demand-specific chart.
Recent weeks have seen significant shuffling of titles on the service's all platform request chart, with last week's top title, Madden NFL 08
, falling a pair of spots to take the chart's third position. SouthPeak's Xbox 360 RPG Two Worlds
remained static as the second most requested title on the list behind Take Two's BioShock
, this week's top requested title overall.
What follows is a break down of the top titles requested by GameFly subscribers across each of the major platforms:
(Take Two), 2. Two Worlds
(South Peak), 3. Madden NFL 08
(EA), 4. Overlord
(Codemasters), 5. Darkness
Take Two's underwater action title BioShock
took top honors this week, climbing an impressive four spots from last week. As with the overall chart, the second and third most requested Xbox 360 releases for the week were Two Worlds
and Madden NFL 08
respectively, once more showcasing the platform's popularity among GameFly subscribers.
1. Mario Strikers Charged
(Nintendo), 2. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
(Nintendo) 3. Brunswick Pro Bowling
(Crave), 4. Resident Evil 4
(Capcom), 5. Mario Party 8
This week's Wii release, Mario Strikers Charged
, again ranked as the top requested title for Nintendo's console, followed by the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
. Surprisingly, Crave's Brunswick Pro Bowling
surged to take the chart's third position, knocking Capcom's Resident Evil 4
into the fourth spot, the lowest the game has ranked since its release last month.
(Sony), 2. Madden NFL 08
(EA), 3. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
(Tecmo), 4. Heavenly Sword
(Sony), 5. Darkness
again remained the top requested PS3 title at GameFly, though EA's Madden NFL 08
, which last week ranked in at a paltry seventh place, this week ranked second among PS3 requests, pushing Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden Sigma
1. Madden NFL 08
(EA), 2. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
(Activision), 3. Transformers
(Activision), 4. God of War II
(Sony), 5. Stuntman: Ignition
It's not just the next-gen versions of Madden
that GameFly users are craving, with Madden NFL 08
also ranking as the top requested PS2 title this week as well. Activision's Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
, after a pair of weeks on top of the chart, fell to take second place, followed by the movie-inspired Transformers
, which seems to have struck a chord with GameFly users, having remained among the top five requested PS2 titles since its debut.
1. Halo 2
(Microsoft), 2. Madden NFL 08
(EA), 3. Knights of the Old Republic II
(LucasArts), 4. NCAA Football 08
(EA), 5. Family Guy!
After a brief period on top of the original Xbox chart, Madden NFL 08
fell to take the list's second place spot, behind the ever-popular Halo 2
. The rest of the chart remained more or less static from previous months, though surprisingly Take Two's Family Guy!
adaptation managed to squeak onto the chart in the fifth position this week.
1. Super Smash Bros. Melee
(Nintendo), 2. Mario Party 7
(Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart: Double Dash
(Nintendo), 4. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
(Nintendo), 5. Super Mario Strikers
With the latest game in the Super Smash Bros.
franchise set to debut for the Wii later this year, players have begun to show their enthusiasm, pushing Super Smash Bros. Melee
to the top of the GameCube request chart. In fact, most surprising is perhaps that after months on top of the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
has finally begun to slip, falling to fourth place among GameCube requests this week.
1. Heroes of Mana
(Square Enix), 2. Picross
(Nintendo), 3. Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
(Natsume), 4. Pokemon Diamond
(Nintendo), 5. New Super Mario Bros.
The upcoming RTS from Square Enix, Heroes of Mana
, ranked as the week's top requested DS title ahead of its August 14 release, knocking last week's top release, Nintendo's Picross
, into second place. Also interesting is the appearance of Natsume's Harvest Moon
title Rune Factory
, which ranked higher than longtime fan favorite Pokemon Diamond
Game Boy Advance
1. Pokemon: Emerald
(Nintendo), 2. Pokemon:Fire Red
(Nintendo), 3. Pokemon: Sapphire
(Nintendo), 4. Pokemon: Ruby
(Nintendo), 5. Pokemon: Leaf Green
In what has become something of a tradition, Pokemon
releases again dominated the Game Boy Advance chart, with Pokemon: Emerald
ranking as the top requested title for the handheld. The only movement of note for the week saw Pokemon: Leaf Green
fall a pair of spots to take the chart's fifth position, while Pokemon: Sapphire
moved in to take the third place spot.
1. Brave Story
(Xseed), 2. Final Fantasy II
(Square Enix), 3. Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars
(Sega), 4. 300: March to Glory
(Eidos), 5. Madden NFL 08
Xseed and Game Republic's old school RPG Brave Story
moved ahead of Final Fantasy II
to become the most requested PSP title for the week, with Square Enix's recent RPG remake taking the chart's second place. Eidos' movie adaptation of 300
remained a popular choice among GameFly users as well, while EA's Madden NFL 08
rounded out the PSP chart in fifth.