2K Games makes an unsurprisingly strong entry into the Charts this week with BioShock
. The publisher's superb shooter dislodges Transformers
from the Number 1 spot as well as driving Xbox 360 hardware sales.
The watery first-person shooter accounts for a whopping 58% of all 360 Full Price game sales this week, with 88% of the game's sales on console and 12% on PC. It also earns itself the honour of becoming the second-fastest selling 360 title to date, coming in behind Gears of War
, although you can expect it to drop to third fastest-selling with the release of Halo 3
on September 26th. Keep your eyes on SPOnG for a full BioShock
review later in the day.
Beneath the usurped Transformers
comes Nintendo’s original Brain Training
title on the DS at Number 3. In behind it at Number 4 is its recently released successor, More Brain Training
, which seems to be bizarrely driving sales of its predecessor higher than its own.
Taking the spot held by More Brain Training
last week is Wii Play
, which drops from Number 2 to Number 5. Tendy's Pokémon Diamond
for the DS sees a similar drop, sliding from Number 4 to Number 6.
Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are next up with a couple of film tie-ins. Harry Potter's phallic flying hardware loses him a bit of altitude, with Order of the Phoenix
dropping a place to Number 7. Behind it, Surf's Up
from Ubisoft holds its place at Number 8.
Microsoft's Blue Dragon
as a new 360 title in the Top 10, with the RPG entering the Charts at Number 9.
Ubisoft manages to grab a second place in the Top 10, with Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
sneaking back in at Number 10 thanks to its release on the PS3 and PSP.
The only other new release to grace the Top 40 is Moto GP '07
from THQ on the 360.
Next week is a big one for EA. Watch out for Boogie
on the Wii, Madden '08
on the PC, 360 and Wii and Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08
on 360, Wii, PS2, PC, and DS. Also keep an eye out for Team17's Worms: Open Warfare 2
on PSP and DS.