UK game chart: March 4-10

GRAW2 enters the all-formats chart at number one, relegating Final Fantasy XII to second place.

When it launched back in March 2006, the original Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter peaked at the number two position on the UK all-format game chart. Its follow-up, the imaginatively titled Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, has managed to outdo its predecessor by hitting the top spot in its first week of release, despite only being available on the Xbox 360 at this point.

This means that Ubisoft's sequel has knocked the PlayStation 2-exclusive Final Fantasy XII down to second place after two weeks at the top, although the epic role-playing game remained the best-selling game on that console. GRAW2 also managed to hold off the budget release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the PS2, which helped propel the Rockstar title back into the Top 40 at number three, after spending a number of weeks in the chart last year after its release on the PlayStation Portable. Of the other games that were released last week, none of them managed to break into the all-formats top 10--Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis showed up way down at number 32.

The rest of the top 10 was made up of the usual suspects--football titles FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6, The Sims 2 and its Seasons expansion, and Brain Training. The exceptions are Microsoft's Crackdown, which fell from last week's number two to this week's five, and the Wii-exclusive Sonic and the Secret Rings, which gained one place to move up to four.

This week sees the release of Test Drive Unlimited on the PC and PlayStation 2, SSX Blur on the Wii, and Pimp My Ride on the Xbox 360, all of which could make an impact on next week's chart. On the handheld side, Nintendo's DS will see the release of Spectrobes, Phoenix Wright 2, and Rayman Raving Rabbids, while the PSP is finally being treated to Championship Manager 2007.

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taino1128
taino1128

almost every chart has a 360 game at no. 1

Heichi
Heichi

... yea.. FFXII it deffenetly the game with the best grafik of all the PS2 games.. its just a damm good game..

Chaudzff
Chaudzff

GRAW2 is good but FFXII should be !st still

TTDog
TTDog

HXCDEW, don't you just love the way that the Superbowl winners are described as World Champions even though only American teams take part, the same with baseball, but when they finally played a national baseball tournament they got beaten by Mexico. Superb.

Casben
Casben

What is GTA still doing on the charts!? Its dull, repetitive, unimaginative and the same as the last couple of games they repainted. Apart from that only dissappointed ff 12 fell. Haven't played GRAW 2 yet so I won't comment on its position.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Well said TTDog. Americans only know how to steal from other sports. FOOTBALL is the biggest sport in the world. How many countries play "American football"?! Hell even more countries play RUGBY, and it's played by real men the way it's meant to be. Not sissies that look like they're wearing armadillo hats and gorilla suits.

TTDog
TTDog

zsc4, the word you are looking for is football (not soccer), a game where the ball moves because its been kicked with the foot (hence FOOT-BALL), rather than that American malarky where the "football" is thrown or carried and kicked maybe 10 or 12 times in the entire game.

WhiteShadow360
WhiteShadow360

Football games are so popular for the same reason NFL games are so popular in the US, its cos its our national sport. and just like the american audiance, we too cant be arsed to go and play the actual game ourselves, its much easier to just use ure thumbs ;)

zsc4
zsc4

The UK game charts are always very interesting, mainly because they always have to have a soccer game in it. IMO soccer games are too boring and don't deserve to be in the top 10. But then again thats my opinion and the British have their own.

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

i aint seen psp in top ten for ages...?!?!

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

Sanguis_Malus has a good point. just rent all those shooter games as they are EXTREMELY short. i won't do that with a ff game 'though. i spent over 200 hours on ffxii.

davidcooke2006
davidcooke2006

if TDU does come out on the ps2, i wouldnt get your hopes up about it.. i had that game on the 360 and took it back within 2 days and got a differant game, its got no story line, the game skips oftenly, when you get money together and drive to the car dealership and get a police chase, they will take at least 30-40k off you, really is ridiculous! its fun for the first hour or so.

esplender
esplender

don't u talk like that for FF 8-13. They are also great games to be played, don't be such a narrow-minded geek. Anyway, they will release TDU on PS2? good then.

malmeid2
malmeid2

i thought ff died with number 7? I didn't even know they made 8-13. I guess it's because they're **** and also because i don't give a **** How many times can you level up a 16 year old sword weilding cross dressing **** before it gets old?

malmeid2
malmeid2

i thought ff died with number 7? I didn't even know they made 8-13. I guess it's because they're **** and also because i don't give a **** How many times can you level up a 16 year old sword weilding cross dressing **** before it gets old?

Terrorantula
Terrorantula

God fanbois are annoying, Graw games are **** anyways :\

sja28
sja28

i love sony fans ff12 in 2nd now so why ff13 will be a super game?? why ff games are old news now oo and keep crying cuz we play graw2 now and you ps3 owner in 5 more months haha get use to it

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

awww don't say that munsoned ... i've just ordered it in my Wii bundle!!

just_an_opinion
just_an_opinion

sasuke_ said-- "graw2 is a $60 slideshow i tried the mp demo and it was more or less unplayable, and im not even a framerate whore" u r clearly a Sony fanboy! i own GRAW 2 and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the frame rate infact graphically and performance wise its a beatiful game although it has other faults. plus you also gave gears a score of 5.9 i know that not everybody loved gears but 5.9 is just either ignorance or like i said you are a Sony fanboy and thers no need to post this kinda stuff here. you probably never even played GRAW 2 infact i doubt you even own an xbox 360.

just_an_opinion
just_an_opinion

sasuke_ said-- "graw2 is a $60 slideshow i tried the mp demo and it was more or less unplayable, and im not even a framerate whore" u r clearly a Sony fanboy! i own GRAW 2 and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the frame rate infact graphically and performance wise its a beatiful game although it has other faults. plus you also gave gears a score of 5.9 i know that not everybody loved gears but 5.9 is just either ignorance or like i said you are a Sony fanboy and thers no need to post this kinda stuff here. you probably never even played GRAW 2 infact i doubt you even own an xbox 360.

cenz_is
cenz_is

i'm not a fan of GRAW 2 myself and i am a BIG fan of FFXII but im not suprised GRAW2 bumped it down

cenz_is
cenz_is

i'm not a fan of GRAW 2 myself and i am a BIG fan of FFXII but im not suprised GRAW2 bumped it down

munsoned
munsoned

sonic @number 4 ....i pitty the poor chaps who bought that game i rented it and couldnt wait to take it back lol

munsoned
munsoned

sonic @number 4 ....i pitty the poor chaps who bought that game i rented it and couldnt wait to take it back lol

munsoned
munsoned

sonic @number 4 ....i pitty the poor chaps who bought that game i rented it and couldnt wait to take it back lol

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

what dyu mean you don't agree, lol... you want them to recount how many games where sold... anywho I'm glad that FFXII is still at the top of the Ps2 charts, can't expect it to stay at the top of all consoles when it's only on one... nomatter how good it is

_Colossus_
_Colossus_

Hm, wouldn't it be better if there was a overall chart and a chart of every platform? There are games which is doing good, but only features on one spesific platform.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

yet, graw2 sold less than the original graw during its launch week... ahh, positive spin, eh GS?

zeecorner
zeecorner

how come they havent donw an american one of these in a while? Or have they and i just missed them?

zeecorner
zeecorner

how come they havent donw an american one of these in a while? Or have they and i just missed them?

Reetesh
Reetesh

Aww.. FF12 Couldn't break the 3 Week Record :(

Reetesh
Reetesh

Aww.. FF12 Couldn't break the 3 Week Record :(

sasuke_
sasuke_

graw2 is a $60 slideshow i tried the mp demo and it was more or less unplayable, and im not even a framerate whore

sasuke_
sasuke_

graw2 is a $60 slideshow i tried the mp demo and it was more or less unplayable, and im not even a framerate whore

Weapon_Master87
Weapon_Master87

well I tried GRAW2 on a demo pod in GAME the other day.It wasn't too bad but I don't know if I would buy it though.......anyway well looking forward to this friday anyway buying myself Phoenix Wright 2 and Samurai Warriors 2:Empires

the_sharko
the_sharko

Ugh... I really didn't like GRAW 2. I didn't expect it to be any lower though.

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

Wow Mario after all this time is gone

fearrich
fearrich

give it 2 weeks and Brian Lara Cricket might be top again (hey its happened during the 2005 ashes so it might happen again!)

Snomel
Snomel

NEED FOR SPEED IS GONE!!!!!!! =D That makes my whole day just seem a little bit better. Some good games at the top, and the bad games are beginning to slip! =D Must admit, I'm intrigued by how well SSX Blur will do.... hard to predict.

just_an_opinion
just_an_opinion

wow looks like ps2s undesputed reign of supremacy is slowly but surely coming to an end. only 3 ps2 games in the chart. but overall looks like a balanced chart some good games + some not so good (Sims)

magrappy
magrappy

EA reigns supreme? Pandaramaster maybe your not looking at he same chart but EA isn't near the top. FFxii is the best game on that chart i was hoping it would stay number 1 abit longer.

blacktorn
blacktorn

I don't think i've ever seen a UK chart without a sims game,I wonder when it will happen...if ever :P

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Excellent games in there, though EA still reigns supreme for some reason :P. Just wait until God Of War 2 is released on these shores! :D

Yuskue76
Yuskue76

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Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Most of the usual junk, sigh. At least FF12, GRAW 2 and Crackdown are up there.