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 March 20th, shows popularity over multiple game formats.
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
shoots to the top of the all-format charts this week, now that the brief frenzy of excitement over the 360 version of Burnout Revenge
has burned out. Second place is another 360 exclusive, THQ's World War II shooter The Outfit
, with EA's current-generation Black
rounding out an all-shooter top three.
The only thing keeping the Xbox and its 360 cousin's lineups from being equally monogeneric is Fight Nigh Round 3
, which is second on the Xbox list between FPS titles Black
at #1 and Half-Life 2
at #3. On the 360, the boxing sim comes in third after Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
in first place and The Outfit
in #2, matching the all-platform top two.
The PlayStation 2 shows more genre diversity in its top 3: Black
is again the #1 game, mirroring its Xbox performance, but the value-added rerelease Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
puts in a solid entry at #2 -- the game's lower retail price may mean that fewer people are willing to rent when it's relatively inexpensive to buy. In third is last week's winner, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
It's once again mascots on parade for Nintendo's systems: Sega's Sonic leads the pack with Sonic Riders
on GameCube, followed by Super Mario Strikers
featuring Nintendo's plumber, and Naruto: Clash of Ninja
puts the orange-clad ninja cadet in third place. On Nintendo's Game Boy Advance, Naruto: Ninja Council
is still in the lead, beating out Tales of Phantasia
's second week at at #2 and rival anime property Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy
On the Nintendo DS, Super Princess Peach
is still floating high above the competition on her parasol, while below her things are shaken up a bit: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
makes a comeback up to #2, and Pokémon Trozei
makes its debut in third place. A new pair of entries top the PSP charts, with the well-received Daxter
coming on strong at #1 and Pursuit Force
valiantly catching up at #2. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
remains at #3, still angling for the day it can return to the top of the charts.