This week's GameFly video game rental charts for North America, specifically relating to games rented via the games-by-mail service for the week ending April 18th, show popularity over multiple game formats.
The Xbox continues to ride high on the all-format charts, with Bioware's martial arts RPG Jade Empire
taking over the top spot from the Xbox port of Doom 3
, which fell one notch to number two. Rockstar edges in at number 3 with the release of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
, its magazine-approved answer to the NFS Underground
The same troika in the same order showed up naturally enough leading the Xbox-specific chart, while Midnight Club 3
took over the #1 position on the PlayStation 2-specific chart, trailed by God of War
and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
. Resident Evil 4
and Star Fox Assault
stayed on from last week as #1 and #2 on the GameCube chart, while Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
made a resurgence to reclaim the number three spot.
Little has changed on Nintendo's handheld charts: Yoshi Touch & Go
, Wario Ware Touched!
, and Rayman DS
on the Nintendo DS and Mario Party Advance
, Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
, and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
on the GBA all held their respective positions over from last week.
Things were only slightly more shaken up in the PSP chart: Ridge Racers
continues to lead the pack, but Metal Gear Ac!d
is now right behind it and Wipeout Pure
in third. Interestingly, the little-publicized Archer MacLean's Mercury
was fourth, ahead of higher-budget titles like Need for Speed Underground
or Twisted Metal: Head On
-- perhaps an indication of how hungry PSP owners are for new games?