After five weeks at the top of the UK sales charts, and after having seen off considerable competition from the likes of New Super Mario Bros
, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
has finally been knocked off the number one spot.
The game has been bested by THQ’s movie license Cars
, which saw sales jump by 88 percent following the release of the film in the UK. In fact, one statistic that is unlikely to please some observers is that fully a quarter of the all-format top forty this week is made up of movie-licensed titles. This is a particularly notable achievement, given that the UK charts combine all individual SKUs of the same game into a single chart position.
There are no new releases in the top ten, but The Sims 2
has gained five places at number eight, following the release of the PlayStation 2 budget priced Platinum version. There are two new entries in the top forty, though, in the shape of Sony’s Formula One 06
on PlayStation 2 and PSP at number fourteen, and PC expansion pack Civilization IV: Warlords
at number thirty-six.
Vivendi’s Miami Vice: The Game
on PSP also enters at number twenty-five on its second week of release, ahead of the opening of the movie on August 4th.
|2||1||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Rockstar||PS2/PSP||38|
|3||3||New Super Mario Bros.||Nintendo||DS||5|
|4||4||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow||Ubisoft||PS2/PC||3|
|5||6||Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?||Nintendo||DS||8|
|6||5||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||BVG||GBA/DS/PSP||4|
|7||8||Pro Evolution Soccer 5||Konami||PS2/Xb/PSP/PC||41|
|8||13||The Sims 2||EA||PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS/PSP||90|
|9||9||2006 FIFA World Cup||EA||All Formats||14|
|10||10||Over the Hedge||Activision||PS2/Xb/GC/PC/GBA/DS||6|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2006 ELSPA