Electronic Arts becomes the first publisher of 2008 to hold on to a Number 1 for two weeks running in the All Formats Chart this week. Yup, Burnout Paradise
has held its position at Number 1.
The PS3 almost manages to overtake the Xbox 360 version in terms of sales share of the game, accounting for 49% of units shifted. That doesn't mean its sales climb, however. It sees a 9% decline in sales, compared to a 16% decline for the 360 version.Wii Play
is given a boost thanks to renewed hardware stock, climbing from Number 4 to Number 2. Activision's Call of Duty 4
, meanwhile, hangs in at Number 3, marking its eighth week in the Top 3. It's another Wii exclusive at Number 4, with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
perching there after sitting at Number 2 last week and seeing a 46% sales drop.
The DS only has two representatives in the Top 10 this week. Care to take a guess at what they are? If you've even accidentally seen the Charts out of the corner of your eye in the last few months you almost certainly got that right. Brain Training
is a non-mover at Number 5, while its sequel
is up from Number 10 to Number 7.
Low pricing on THQ's WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008
knocks it back into the Top 10, up from Number 12 to Number 8. Nintendo?s Donkey Kong Jet Race
for the Wii almost sneaks into the Top 10, climbing an epic 22 places from Number 33 to Number 11 in its second week of release.
A spot of hardware bundling enables a re-entry into the Top 40 for both Sonic and the Secret Rings
and Mario Strikers Charged Football
for the Wii. They hit Numbers 22 and 28 respectively.
The only new release to hit the Top 40 this week is Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
from Microsoft, which débuts at Number 33.
Next week, keep an eye out for Capcom's Devil May Cry 4
, Square's Final Fantasy
and its sequel
getting a PSP release, Disney's Turok
and Conflict: Denied Ops
Below you'll find the glorious Top 10 in all its glory.
For the Top 40 All Format Chart plus platform breakdowns and more, head over to SPOnG's dedicated Charts Page
.The Top 10 (previous week's position in brackets)
(1) 1 Burnout Paradise
(4) 2 Wii Play
(3) 3 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(2) 4 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
(5) 5 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
(8) 6 FIFA 08
(10) 7 More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima
(12) 8 WWW Smackdown vs Raw 2008
(7) 9 Assassin's Creed
(6) 10 The Simpsons Game