This Week's Chart Update

007 still top of the pile, Codemasters makes a late challenge.

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Everything or Nothing
Everything or Nothing
It's been another week of big sales - albeit across four platforms - for Electronic Arts' Bond outing Everything or Nothing, as the publishing giant enjoys yet another stint at the top of the All Formats chart as compiled by ChartTrack. Former number one Need For Speed Underground is still hanging in at number ten, spending its 17th week in the top ten. EA also scored a new entry at number eight with Cricket 2004.

LMA Manager 2004 from Codemasters, the definitive soccer management console game, claims second spot after less than a week on sale - maybe 007 is quaking in his (football) boots. But the real disappointment - aside from the gameplay itself - is Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' frankly poor showing, only reaching fifth place. Maybe it's because it's a GameCube-only release, but it seems that not everything that's FF-branded is sent from heaven. It's pretty much business as usual with the rest of the best, with the fabulous Deus Ex: Invisible War, SOCOM II, Sonic Heroes and Final Fantasy X-2 all still going strong.

With Unreal Tournament 2004 available from this Friday, the biggest-selling games according to ChartTrack should make for interesting reading this time next week.

Comments

Richard Oxer 16 Mar 2004 13:02
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I think Crystal Chronicles has actually done remarkably well in the All Formats charts, considering its only available for GameCube.

But I have to say that, even as a fan of Final Fantasy, Crystal Chronicles is a pile of crap. Sorry guys, but it's Final Fantasy in name only and it plays like Zelda gone wrong.

It just goes to show how effective brand names can be.

Oh... and it's dead boring too.
config 16 Mar 2004 13:41
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dyne wrote:

>But I have to say that, even as a fan of Final
>Fantasy, Crystal Chronicles is a pile of crap.
>Sorry guys, but it's Final Fantasy in name only
>and it plays like Zelda gone wrong.

Like the movie, Final Fantasy: Spirits Within ?

Enjoyed the movie - bit plodding - but f**k all to do with the games.

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Rod Todd 16 Mar 2004 20:06
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dyne wrote:

>I think Crystal Chronicles has actually done
>remarkably well in the All Formats charts,
>considering its only available for GameCube.

Dude you are soo right! This site is always pointing out how GameCube is in trouble, and no one has one. Then when it scores a quite astounding success - like a number five in all formats - which is all the more astounding given its supposedly pathetic user-base, you still kick it. I think your news writers are getting paid off by Microsoft and Sony.

How often does and Xbox exclusive title get in the All formats top ten. How high did Grabbed by the Ghoulies or Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee get?
almondVanHelsing 16 Mar 2004 20:25
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The movie was quite good, you just have to appreciate the Japanese style of story telling.

It's the normal FF games that are too boring, walk three paces, battle, watch same animations many times, win battle, walk three paces, battle...etcetera.

But some times you get to race birds or watch looooong animations.

Compared to those, the film was a brief and punchy tale.
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