Spidey has finally been dislodged from the dizzying heights of the top of the charts after a solid four weeks at the top.
It's Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
that's sailed into the top spot, proving that a huge blockbuster movie and a game that spans every platform on the seven seas is, as SPOnG suspected, enough to earn a place at the top. Captain Sparrow and crew benefit from an impressive 83% sales increase on last week.
SPOnG's a little bit sorry to note that six of the last eight weeks have now seen a movie tie-in at the top of the games chart. Pirates
joins the aforementioned Spider-Man 3
and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
on the list of chart-topping film spin-offs.
Lara Croft misses out on on the top spot, with Eidos's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: Anniversary
hitting the charts at Number 2. If you're thinking about chucking your £30 into the 'get Lara to the top' pot you can have your opinion informed by our Gavin here
Number 3 is the spot where Activision's Spider-Man 3
hangs after tumbling a couple of places.
Nintendo still enjoys its position as the most represented platform holder in the Top 10. Mario Strikers: Charged Football
for the Wii drops one place to Number 4, while Wii Play
holds steady at Number 6. 505 Games' Cooking Mama
for both the Wii and the DS simmers behind it at Number 7 after climbing from Number 10, with Brain Training
for the DS still haunting the Top 10 at Number 8.
The highest new entry after Tomb Raider
is Microsoft's Shadowrun
at Number 11, which no doubt benefits from being the first title to feature cross-platform multiplayer between Xbox Live and Live for Windows. Spongebob & Friends: Volcano Island
also makes its first appearance in the Top 40, with the spongey one soaking things up at Number 14.
Cap'n Jack's big screen reappearance also benefits the budget-priced Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow
on the PS2 and PC, which swashes back into the Charts at Number 23.
Check back next week to see how Halo 2
(PC), Mercury Meltdown
(Wii), Forza 2
(360), Tony Hawk's Project 8
(PSP), Brothers in Arms
(DS) and The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff
(PC) fare, as well as read more pirate jokes from SPOnG.
For the charts in full, click here