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 July 4th, show popularity over multiple game formats.
Licensed games based on popular movies often do extremely well at both retail and rental markets, and this week is no exception, in a roundabout sort of way. Tops at the box office is the new War of the Worlds, and while there's no official game adaptation, Destroy All Humans!
is filling the role with panache as it debuts at #1 across all formats. In second place is Conker: Live and Reloaded
, making its appearance as the last first-party title for two consecutive platforms, with old reliable God of War
Destroy All Humans!
are also numbers one and two on the Xbox-only charts, with the newly Xbox-bound Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
losing a little bit of territory at third. On the PS2 chart, Destroy All Humans!
again annihilates all comers with its mighty death rays, leaving second-place God of War
and third-place Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
to flee in terror before its mighty assault. Fifth place on the PS2 chart, incidentally, is Psychonauts
Proving our earlier point about licensed movie games, the first title to oust Resident Evil 4
from its #1 perch on the GameCube charts is Fantastic Four
, the official game of the newest superhero flick to come down the pike. RE4
has taken refuge -- careful to kick down all ladders and barricade all doors -- at #2, as Star Fox Assault
comes in third.
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
is back on top in the bitter Game Boy Advance chart struggle against this week's #2, Pokémon Emerald
. Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel
at #3, meanwhile, proves the more popular of the two versions, edging out Team Protoman
New software dominates both the Nintendo DS and PSP charts: on the DS, Kirby: Canvas Curse
continues to reign at #1, with Meteos
popping up at #2 and Bomberman
arriving at #3. The similarly just-released Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
is the leader on the PSP charts, with the new Dead to Rights: Reckoning
hot on its trail at #2. New titles dealt with, #3 is launch favorite Metal Gear Ac!d