Microsoft's Forza 2
remains in pole position this week's charts, beating out its racing rival Colin McRae DiRT
. It's not a bad push, considering that the 360-exclusive's sales are down 34% on last week's launch.
Eidos's Tomb Raider: Anniversary
and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
are also non-movers this week, retaining their spots at Numbers 2 and 3 respectively. It's a close call, however, with a measly 183 sales separating them.
Number 4 is where Codemasters' Colin McRae DiRT
pulls in. It's available for the PS3, PC and 360. It turns out, however, that 360 owners have a much greater affinity for driving on clean, well-marked roads than getting mucky with rally driving. The Xbox version sells just over half the number of Forza 2
Nintendo is the most represented company in the Top 10 once again. The stubborn Wii Play
is still hanging onto the Number 5 spot like barnacles on an old boot, while Brain Training
for the DS jumps two places from Number 8 to Number 6. Mario Strikers Charged Football
doesn't do quite as well, with the weird Wii pig bladder hoofer slipping three places to Number 9.
Take-2's movie tie-in, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
, is the only new release to ride into the Top 40 this week. It lands at Number 8 on every platform you could stretch your manhood around, just behind Activision's other Marvel-ous title, Spider-Man 3
The only other new additions to the chart are EA's Medal of Honour: Vanguard
and Black Bean's The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome
. The former shoots its way back into the All Formats Top 40 on the PS2 and Wii at Number 18, while the latter wages toga-clad war at Number 34.
Next week keep an eye out for Activision's Shrek the Third
, 'Tendy's Metroid Prime Pinball
and Kirby Squeak Squad
, Capcom's Mega Man ZX
and EA's SimCity DS
, The Sims 2: Pets
and The Sims Pet Stories