In a busy week, with a number of major new releases, Midway’s Stranglehold
has entered straight in at number one in the UK individual format charts. The John Woo endorsed action game lost out to Electronic Arts’ multiformat Medal of Honor: Airborne
in the combined format charts, having to make do with the number two spot.
The top three new entries of the week are all format exclusives, illustrating in part the varying sizes of userbase for each console in the UK. After a still unexplained delay of over five months from the U.S. release, Super Paper Mario
is finally launched in Europe and enters at number three in the individual format charts.
Meanwhile, at number six, the heavily advertising PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavenly Sword
makes its debut, the first time a PlayStation 3 title has been seen in the newly organized charts. It is joined by the belated PlayStation 3 version of Colin McRae: DiRT
at number ten, whose profile is likely to be enhanced by the tragic death of Colin McRae himself over the weekend.
Elsewhere in the top forty, the re-entry of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
at number thirty-five is the only evidence of the release of the new PSP Slim and Lite version of the console in the software charts, with the only other PSP in the top forty being Monster Hunter Freedom 2
at number thirty-four.
The final new entry, which is likely to perform better in subsequent weeks, is Nintendo DS title Sonic Rush Adventure
at number thirty-eight. Other notable movers of the week include Electronic Arts’ Rugby 08
on PlayStation 2, which rises eleven places to number nineteen following continued interest in the ongoing World Cup. Forza Motorsport 2
also sees a rise of ten places to number twenty-nine, as the result of a new promotional bundle.
|2||1||Medal of Honor: Airborne||EA||360|
|3||NE||Super Paper Mario||Nintendo||Wii|
|5||5||More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima||Nintendo||DS|
|7||6||The Sims 2: Bon Voyage||EA||PC|
|8||3||Dr Kawashima's Brain Training||Nintendo||DS|
|9||7||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08||EA||Wii|
|10||NE||Colin McRae: DiRT||Codemasters||PS3|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA