This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, actually representing the most requested games for the week ending August 18, highlights the popularity surrounding video game titles that have been already released, as well as those that are yet to debut.
The all-platform chart was again topped by Capcom's recent zombie-slaying adventure, Dead Rising
for the Xbox 360, followed by THQ's upcoming GTA-inspired Saint's Row
. Square Enix's recently released Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus
for the PlayStation 2 rounded out the top three most requested titles across all platforms for the week.
Looking at the Xbox 360 chart exclusively, both Dead Rising
and Saint's Row
also ranked as the top two requests for the platform respectively for the period. Microsoft Game Studios, Q Entertainment, and Phantagram's action RPG N3: Ninety-Nine Nights
was the third most requested Xbox 360 title for the week.
Once again, Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 07
remained the most requested Xbox title for the week in anticipation of its release on August 22, while requests for the annual gridiron release were again followed by Vivendi's physics-powered racing game, FlatOut 2
. EA's over the top first-person shooter Black
ranked as the third most requested Xbox title for the week, knocking DreamCatcher Interactive's console port of Painkiller
, subtitled Hell Wars
, into the fourth position on the chart.
As expected, Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus
was the most requested PlayStation 2 title for the week, followed by Madden NFL 07
. As was the case the last two weeks, the third most requested PlayStation 2 title for the week proved to be Vivendi's FlatOut 2
Namco Bandai's Pac-Man World Rally
was the most requested GameCube title for the week, while LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
remained in the second spot for the second week in a row. THQ's Barnyard
, still drawing interest based on its movie license, continued to hold onto the third position on the chart.
Nintendo's Pokemon Emerald
and Pokemon Fire Red
continued to dominate Game Boy Advance requests for the week, and held onto the top two positions respectively on the chart. Meanwhile, Atlus's offbeat Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
took hold of the third position, while last week's number three title, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
fell dramatically to the eighth position on the chart. Concerning the the Nintendo DS, Star Fox: Command
remained on top of the chart, followed by Mario Hoops 3 on 3
and the ever popular New Super Mario Bros.
EA's Madden NFL 07
finally overcame Namco Bandai's Tekken: Dark Resurrection
to take the top spot for PSP requests for the week, forcing the popular 3D fighter to settle for second place. Square Enix's role-playing epic, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
again proved its popularity by remaining the third most requested PSP title for the period.
Looking towards the upcoming console launches of the Wii and PlayStation 3, Ubisoft's, Assassin's Creed
again ranked as the most requested PS3 title for the week, followed by Activision's Call of Duty 3
and Sony and Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man
. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
toppled The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
as the most requested Wii title for the week, forcing the long anticipated Zelda
into the second position on the chart. As was the case in previous weeks, the much anticipated Super Mario Galaxy
rounded out the top three requests for the upcoming console platform.