This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending August 11, highlights the popularity surrounding video game titles that have been already released, as well as those that are yet to debut.
The top three titles on the all-platform chart and Xbox 360 chart mirrored each other for the week, with Capcom's zombie-themed action title Dead Rising
dominating both charts. Microsoft Game Studios, Q Entertainment, and Phantagram's action RPG N3: Ninety-Nine Nights
took the second spot on both charts, followed by THQ's upcoming GTA
-inspired Saint's Row
Electronic Arts' upcoming Madden NFL 07
remained the most requested Xbox title for the week, followed by Vivendi's physics-powered racing sequel, FlatOut 2
. DreamCatcher Interactive's console port of Painkiller
, subtitled Hell Wars
, continued to hold onto the third spot on list of requests for titles for the original Xbox.
As was the case last week, Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus
was the most requested PlayStation 2 title, followed by Madden NFL 07
. FlatOut 2
was the third most requested PlayStation 2 release on the chart for the second week in a row.
Super Monkey Ball Adventure
again claimed the top spot for GameCube requests for the week, while LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
used its Jedi mind trick, and landed in the second spot, knocking THQ's Barnyard
It was an all-Pokemon party on the Game Boy Advance for the week, with titles from the franchise taking each of the top three spots for the platform. Pokemon Emerald
was once again the most requested title for the handheld, followed by Pokemon Fire Red
, which shipped in September 2004, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
, which is expected to be released on Spetember 18, 2006. Regarding the Nintendo DS, Star Fox: Command
again dominated the chart, followed by Atlus' recently shipped RPG Deep Labyrinth
and Nintendo's wildly popular New Super Mario Bros.
Namco Bandai's Tekken: Dark Resurrection
was again the most requested title for the PSP for the week. This was followed by EA's Madden NFL 07
, while Square Enix's role-playing epic, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
took the third spot on the chart.
Looking towards the fourth quarter console launches of the Wii and PlayStation 3, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed
ranked as the most requested PS3 title for the week, followed by Sony and Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man
and Activision's Call of Duty 3
. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
, a title that Nintendo expects to launch alongside the new console in both GameCube and Wii formats, topped Wii requests for the week. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
was the second most requested title for the upcoming platform, followed by the hotly anticipated Super Mario Galaxy