UK Charts: Has Conan Left Niko Bellic in a Haze?

Haze challenges reviewers

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UK Charts: Has Conan Left Niko Bellic in a Haze?
With four consecutive weeks at Number 1 in the Chart-Track produced All Format charts, GTA IV is rapidly turning into the Everything I Do, I Do it for You of the video games world.

Surprisingly for the 'PC gaming is dead' lobby, coming in at Number Two is Whitney Houston with... no, it's
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. The game has become the biggest selling online-only outing since, well yes you guessed it, World of Warcraft. (You can see our interview with Conan quest coordinator, Andreas Öjerfors, right here).

Also a surprise to many reviewers is the fact that the general public has voted with its wallet to give the (for now at least) PS3-exclusive, Haze, the Number Three spot. Our Mark reviewed the game here.

So, that's two new entries in the Top 10 - just when we were beginning to think that nothing new would ever crack the charts again. Continuing the 'novelty' vibe to the Chart we see that Rock Band has riffed and rim-shotted its was in at Number 6. According to Chart-Track, "Three-quarters of all people who purchased the stand-alone ?Rock Band? game (RRP £49.99) also purchased the £129.99 priced instrument controller bundle." So, there's a tidy sum on its way to EA's purchase Take-Two warchest.

The end of the football season (of course the 'real' football season finished this very weekend, with Hull City getting promoted) sees soccer-kicking fans turning to PES 2008 and FIFA 08 to stave off the pangs until the Euros kick-off at least.

Finally, while Wii Play retains a Top 10 placing, the miraculous sales of Wii Fit - unlike those of GTA IV - appear to have stopped for a breather and an energy bar.

The All Formats Charts
(1) 1 Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar
NE 2 Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Eidos
NE 3 Haze Ubisoft
(4) 4 Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games SEGA
(5) 5 Wii Play Nintendo
NE 6 Rock Band EA Games
(6) 7 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami
(3) 8 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo
(11) 9 FIFA 08 Ea Sports


See all this weeks charts right here.

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