UK game charts: April 16-22

Lara Croft reigns supreme for the second week in a row; Ice Age 2 debuts strong.

Tomb Raider: Legend is living up to its namesake in the UK. In its second week of release, the game has stayed atop of ELSPA's Chart-Track best-seller list, which amalgamates how many units a game sells on every format it is released on.

Obviously, Chart-Track's system favors games that ship on as many platforms as possible--games such as Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, which hit the PC, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PlayStation 2. The tie-in to the computer-animated blockbuster won second place, up two slots from the week before.

Meltdown's ascent bumped down FIFA Street 2, which has remained in the top 10 since it arrived in stories March 6. Another Electronic Arts game, The Godfather, slipped two spots to number four. Right behind it was Football Manager 2006, the latest installment in the popular football sim from developer Sports Interactive, which is now the property of Japanese publisher Sega.

Animal Crossing: Wild World, showed some staying power, not shifting from its number-six spot. But the game below it last week, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, fell off the charts entirely. In its stead was Buzz!: The BIG Quiz, a PS2 game based on a popular trivia game.

Down but not quite out was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, which slid from fifth to ninth. Not so lucky was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, which dropped from ninth to 16th place.

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9 comments
buffysummer
buffysummer

I'm glad for Tombraider, it is a good game

pspmad1
pspmad1

why ain't guitar hero there

Biotechnic
Biotechnic

Biotechnic casts Shame on those who haven't bought Dragon Quest

slayerofshadows
slayerofshadows

im sickened at that list, Dagon Quest isn't even on their, when i picked my copy up on release day, i was he first person to do so, and it was like 11 o clock.

vicng75
vicng75

I think Ice Age 2 movie is better than the game......

ApHoTiK
ApHoTiK

Seems to be a recent surge of casual gamers in the UK buying crappy games, dont worry guys there are still people over here who have taste and buy the good stuff ;)

Legendaryscmt
Legendaryscmt

Man, the British suck with their game choices.

FLSTYLE
FLSTYLE

Chavs continue to wage war against normal people in the gaming market, looks like they're winning, surely it'll change after the summer drought is over and the good games on the PS3 that the Chavs won't be able to afford come out. Every cloud does have it's silver lining.

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

"Only" 3 games are from EA Games.