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 October 10th, show popularity over multiple game formats.
The overall all-formats charts continues to see Activision's multi-platform Ultimate Spider-Man
sitting happily atop a skyscraper in #1, but Ubisoft's Xbox-exclusive Far Cry: Instincts
blasts its way in to #2, and Activision's second Marvel-licensed title, X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse
, hang around at #3.
Funnily enough, the Xbox charts completely replicate the all-formats top three, with Ultimate Spider-Man
, Far Cry: Instincts
, and X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse
topping the most-rented Xbox games in that order. However, for the PlayStation 2, Ultimate Spider-Man
continues at the top spot, but Sucker Punch's continuation of the Sly
franchise, Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
sneaks in to the second spot, and X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse
makes it into #3, continuing its success.
As for the allegedly sputtering GameCube, its raft of exclusive titles continue to provide some significant interest, with Mario Superstar Baseball
climbing back up to #1, closely followed by a new denizen of the evergreen franchise, Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
, with Kuju's distinctly military Battalion Wars
chiming in at #3.
Of course, for the Game Boy Advance it's business as usual, yet again, with Dragon Ball GT: Transformation
still #1, and Pokémon Emerald
continuing to hang out at #2, but the banana-tastic DK: King of Swing
chest-beating its way up to third spot. The DS sees much bigger change, with Konami's long awaited Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
blasting its way in at the top spot, closely followed by last week's top game, Trace Memory
, and then by Atlus' quirky surgery simulator Trauma Center: Under the Knife
Finally, to the PSP, and as you can see, the chart is entirely static this week, with the Electronic Arts football perennial Madden NFL 06
at #1, followed by EA's crashspectacular Burnout Legends
at #2 and the clammy grip of Konami and Backbone's Death Jr.
at #3. Can anything dislodge the PSP trifecta?