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 November 28th, show popularity over multiple game formats.
Despite having a necessarily limited install base, the Xbox 360 claims its first #1 spot on the cross-platform rental chart this week, as Perfect Dark Zero
debuts at the top of the list. EA's new racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted
, also released last week, pulls up to #2, and Star Wars Battlefront II
, by now a veteran of these charts, hangs on for another week at #3.
Need for Speed
fares better on the PS2-specific rental chart, where it claims the gold at #1. Last week's champion, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw
, surrenders the belt to slip down to #2, and Activision's Gun
returns to the top three in the third-place slot. Positive word-of-mouth, incidentally, has propelled Shadow of the Colossus
back up the charts to #4; a David and Goliath reference seems appropriate, given the game.
Already tired of last week's Half-Life 2
, the Xbox crowd has returned to Star Wars Battlefront II
, which takes up the #1 mantle again this week. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
is #2, and Gun
moseys into town in third. On Xbox 360, Perfect Dark Zero
naturally repeats its #1 performance, with Microsoft also taking the second-place position with Bizarre Creations' Project Gotham Racing 3
. Third place is Quake 4
, indicating that for now at least, the 360 inherits the Xbox audience's penchant for first-person shooters.
Things are mostly unchanged on Nintendo systems this week. The same three games head up the GameCube chart, just in a different order: Mario Party 7
at #1, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
at #2, and Shadow the Hedgehog
at #3. On Game Boy Advance, Pokémon Emerald
is back at #1, edging out Donkey Kong Country 3
at #2 and new face The Sims 2
Mario Kart DS
, well-protected with a Red Shell shield, is still tops on the Nintendo DS list, though the race is on now that Sega's speedster has debuted on the platform with Sonic Rush
. Third on the docket is Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
, tenaciously extending its case. Finally, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
is back in the hot seat at #1 on the PSP charts, sending its challenger SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo
back to basic at #3. #2 is the also lengthily-titled Need for Speed: Most Wanted: 5-1-0