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
NE 2 Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
NE 3 Haze
(4) 4 Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games
(5) 5 Wii Play
NE 6 Rock Band
(6) 7 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(3) 8 Mario Kart Wii
(11) 9 FIFA 08
See all this weeks charts right here