Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd
Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 28, 2006
1. GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITY STORIES
3. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.
4. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:DEAD MAN'S CHEST
5. OVER THE HEDGE
6. DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
7. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 5
8. FIFA WORLD CUP GERMANY 2006
9. LOTR: THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE-EARTH II
10. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: JACK SPARROW
11. TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND
12. HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY
13. ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD
14. NINTENDOGS: DALMATIAN & FRIENDS
15. THE SIMS 2
17. BIG BRAIN ACADEMY
18. CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 2006
19. NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED
Together with its budget price and massive fan base, Liberty City Stories doesn't look likely to let go of the top spot any time soon. Prey, one of the biggest games of the summer, couldn't claim the top position, despite GTA seeing a 34% fall in sales. Prey did manage to claim the No.1 spot in the Xbox 360 and PC chart, and as a point of interest the Xbox 360 version accounted for a 77% share of the game's total sales. Not bad for a game that costs around twice that of the PC version.
Elsewhere New Super Mario Bros. drops to No.3 and sees a 27% fall in sales, while Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest on handhelds sees a gain of 73% (thanks to massive hype over the movie) and jumps four places to No.4. Ubisoft's Pirates of the Caribbean: The legend of Jack Sparrow only manages to enter the chart at No.10, whilst Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II re-enters the chart at No.9 thanks to the release of the Xbox 360 version. In a week totally dominated by movie tie-ins THQ's Cars also makes a chart new entry at No. 16.
Releases this week are unlikely to make any real impact on the chart, so expect much the same situation in seven days. One game that could make a small splash is the movie tie-in to Michael Mann's Miami Vice on the PSP, but given the title is only to appear on PSP, a place inside the top 20 would be a job well done.