This week in the Charts, Capcom has done something it never has before. It's got a Devil May Cry
title to the top spot.
Yup, Devil May Cry 4
has made its way to Number 1 in its first week of release, in the All Formats Chart and both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 individual formats Charts. On the PS2, the Devil May Cry
series only ever managed to reach Number 2. Clearly breaking tradition and releasing a game from the series on two formats simultaneously has helped – a fact made obvious by the 360 version snagging over 61% of the sales.
At Number 2 is Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
. It's seen a jump from Number 4 (and of 85% in sales) thanks to the release of the DS version to complement its Wii cousin (which shifted half a million copies in its first seven weeks).
Next up it's another new entry, with Disney's dino-slaughtering Turok
– released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 - having entered the Charts at Number 3.
Electronic Arts' Burnout Paradise
) hasn't been able to stand up against the deluge of new releases, sliding from the top spot to a still respectable Number 4.
A bit further down we have another new entry. Granted, Oxygen's PDC World Championship Darts
has been out for three weeks on the PS2 and PC, but it's the Wii version that kicks up a dangerously pointy storm and gives the game its first All Formats Top 40 position at Number 6.
Another strong new arrival comes in the form of SEGA's The Club
), which brutalises its way in at Number 9.
A couple of other new entries don't quite manage to break the Top 10. Eidos's Conflict: Denied Ops
lands at Number 11, while a new Nintendo brain stretcher, Professor Kageyama’s Maths Training
on the DS, enters the Charts at Number 16.
Next week, keep an eye out for Battalion Wars 2
on the Wii and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements
for the 360.
You can see the Top 10 below (last week's position is in brackets) and catch the full Top 40 in SPOnG's Charts pages
(NE) 1 Devil May Cry 4
(4) 2 Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games
(NE) 3 Turok
(1) 4 Burnout Paradise
- EA Games
(2) 5 Wii Play
(NE) 6 PDC World Championship Darts 08
(3) 7 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(5) 8 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
(NE) 9 The Club
(6) 10 FIFA 08
- EA Sports