Pre-Easter Peak Week Sees Snake Sneak In

Metal Gear out-stealthed by Pandora as this week's UK top ten is revealed.

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MGS: The Twin Snakes
MGS: The Twin Snakes
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This week's All-Formats chart as supplied by ChartTrack holds no real surprises, but one or two notable disappointments.

After a couple of week's advertising ubiquity, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - for now, only available for Xbox and GBA - drops straight in at number one, knocking Electronic Arts' Everything or Nothing off the top after five weeks at number one. The GameCube's own hide-and-seek 'em up Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, makes its debut at seven, demonstrating that there are still plenty of GameCube owners willing to buy if the publishers deliver. The final new entry in the top ten is Ubisoft's highly rated (by us, at least) Far Cry, the PC-exclusive shooter debuting at number four.

Other new entries this week are the yawnsome This is Football 2004 at 15. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero for the PC makes a surprisingly poor showing at number 19, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 on PS2 at number 21 hasn't done as well as Ubisoft doubtlessly hoped for. Finally, Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life debuts at number 26 - not bad for a limited appeal farming sim only for GameCube.

Other notable movers are FIFA 2004, chipped back into the box from outside the area (thatís 'back in the top ten after a week at 15' to you non-football analogy types); Deus Ex: Invisible War, dropping from 9 to 22, and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles from 11 to 29.


RedXIII 30 Mar 2004 10:28
Gamecube owners have been starved of quality games (In my humble opinion anyway) for ages so of course they're gonna jump at MGS:Twin Snakes like a proverbial fly to a steaming dog turd.
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