In a strong week for the Xbox 360, it's Dead Rising which takes the top spot, pushing Saints Row down a place to No.2.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd
Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 36, 2006
1: DEAD RISING
2: SAINTS ROW
3: LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY
4: TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED
6: THE SIMS 2: GLAMOUR LIFE STUFF
7: GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITY STORIES
8: NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.
9: THE SIMS 2
10: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
11: GANGS OF LONDON
12: ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD
13: LEGO STAR WARS
14: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 5
15: MADDEN NFL 07
16: NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED
17: STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT II
18: THE SIMS (ORIGINAL)
19: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: JACK SPARROW
20: GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS
After only a week at the top, Saints Row slips a place to No.2 and is replaced at the top by Dead Rising - another Xbox 360 exclusive title. The Xbox 360's strong week continues with new entries for Test Drive Unlimited at No.4 and the Ubisoft published Enchanted Arms at No.27. The latter most probably not benefiting from an ill-timed release date.
There's also a shock entry at No.3 for Lego Star Wars II. Not because the game isn't expected to do well, but because its official street date was yesterday. It will be interesting to see how the game does in its second week on release. It's worth noting that Lego Star Wars II debuted at No.4 in the Xbox 360 chart, but its sales on other formats helped it jump above Test Drive in the All Formats.
Next week sees a host of titles released vying for positions, with Yakuza and Ace Combat: The Belkan War on PS2, Tekken: Dark Resurrection on PSP, and Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged for Xbox 360 likely to perform well.