UK game charts: July 2-8

Grand Theft Auto continues its chart domination this week, with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest becoming this week's highest new entry.

Last week, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories took the UK all-format games chart for a joyride. During the week of July 2-8, the PlayStation 2 port of the popular PSP gamer enjoyed a third successive week at number one.

The recent UK launch of the DS Lite helped two DS-exclusive titles remain in the chart, with Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training at number five and New Super Mario Bros. at number two. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends and Animal Crossing: Wild World, meanwhile, have now dropped out of the top 10 altogether.

The last week of World Cup fever also helped football games maintain their grip on the chart, with 2006 FIFA World Cup and Pro Evolution Soccer 5 dropping only one place each to fourth and sixth, respectively. The film tie-in Over the Hedge also fared particularly well during the week, jumping four places on the chart from number seven to number three. Eidos' Tomb Raider: Legend and Hitman: Blood Money also returned, falling only one place each at numbers seven and nine.

The two new entries on the chart come in the form of Xbox 360 mech action title Chromehounds, which has debuted at number 10, and multplatform movie tie-in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which sailed into eighth place.

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Zeokor
Zeokor

DS beating PSP! 3 Xbox 360 games!

LorenaLarue
LorenaLarue

The only suprise to me there is Brain Training. The UK advertisement on TV was pretty funny.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

your own argument proves how very wrong you are, "mate". you are happy to repeatedly label me ( goody-two-shoes liberal gay lefty insecure and over-serious ) but are more than happy to point out that I have labelled you. Perhaps i hit a nerve, you certainly needed to hit back at me x10. it seems that i don't have the right to be offended by obvious, outdated ignorant misuse of the language, yet you have the right to feel offended by my moral indignation at that same misuse. So do i have to be black to be offended by mindless rascism? and do i have to have special-needs to find the jokes about them insulting juvenile and tasteless? No! You say I am telling you how to think, what would you call telling me to lighten up and not take it too seriously? isn't that telling me how to think? Im certain it is. But you didnt answer my question, are you old enough for GTA?

PwnageUK1989
PwnageUK1989

Aha see thats it just there! the whole "Im a liberal so that makes me superior" attitude which makes people start to dislike you. you just cant bear to think that some people might not share the same views as you! OMG he said gay lets crucify him!!!! jesus get over it mate! and another thing your problem is that you get too personal! seriosuly you dont know me i dont know you yet there you are calling me a chav (which i can live with i suppose because i know its untrue) and trying to insinuate that i am ignorant. this suggests to me that you are not only gay but entirely insecure in your sexuality and cannot abide with the slightetest criticism of anything to do with something slightly camp. Personally ive got nothing against your sort but i withhold the right to use whatever colloquelism that i see fit and rely upon my manners not to use any innapropratly. Having said that i dont need a goody two shoes lefty telling me how to think or talk! People have a right to be gay just as other people have a right to be homophobic, as long as those two sorts of people leave each other alone then we'll all be ok and wont have to listen to either side whine will we??

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Just look at this chart! That GTA game is still no. 1, for the love of God! At least Brain Age still is boldy in the chart.

ragin_massaih
ragin_massaih

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shamarke
shamarke

man pirates of the carribien the game sucks!!!!!!!!

less_than_jules
less_than_jules

Once again i feel embaressed to be from the uk with charts like that (although not as bad at the US's chart this week), and the UK's music charts suck also! I don't get why people are buying that GTA crap still. The first one on the PS was good and something new but the creators are doing now is adding slightly different missions to exactly the same gameplay and people keep buying it. There are also so many ported games on there that i don't think people should big-up their favourite console cos they're in the charts with a ported game. Just cos the PS2 version of something might've sold more than the 360 version means nothing to me. Atleast there are two good unique games in there...NSMB and brain age...hopefully the Big brain academy will make an appearance next week. Oh and Maquis_UK i agree....people should stop using the word gay to put something down........

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

...said the other chav!! ...are you even old enough to play GTA? did the other chavs say it was cool? if its so great, why arent you playing, rather than posting defences to homophobic morons??

PwnageUK1989
PwnageUK1989

LOL totally minority fan there!!! " ((( why do people say things "are really gay?" what kind of childish idiot thinks that is cool or funny? oh right, chavs. )))" no its actually proven that the phonic connotations of the word gay have been altered to mean something unpleasant or not very good example : Timmy: how was the party? BoB: There was no drink left! it was sooo gay! This is probably due (though not exclusivly) to the homosexual connotations though these days it is no longer apparant as, if you regard my example, bob did not actually mean that it was a homosexual party only that it was not very fun. I think you will find the word "gay" is quite common when used in this context across a wide spectrum of british (and possibly american) youth an to denounce anyone who does as a chav is a sweeping and unsubstantiated statement! anyway back on topic: Whooo! Go GTA!!!!

Aslanpower86
Aslanpower86

PS2 does well, Xbox 360 does well, DS does well. The war of the powers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo is legend. Will any of the three fall? Or will they continue to duel in this epic battle till 'Judgment Day and Trumpet Sounds'? Go see the Pirates sequel! It's awesome like the first one.

rynmls
rynmls

still GTA liberty stories is no 1, waiting for august releases..

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

looking forward to the Gamecube Tomb Raider. is's gonna be an upgraded version with sweet extras in there. Nice !!!! ... ((( why do people say things "are really gay?" what kind of childish idiot thinks that is cool or funny? oh right, chavs. )))

metroidlink1030
metroidlink1030

godovivel "ps2 ruuullleezzzzz and the most sale of Tomb Raider and hitman is from PS2 version not X360" You also have to factor in the fact that MORE PEOPLE HAVE A PS2. PS2 has been out for what, six years now? Xbox 360 hasn't even been out for a year yet, dude, geez. What a freakin' fanboy. Who cares about sales numbers, anyway. The games are more enjoyable on the 360. You'd know that if you actually played one.

trae12
trae12

I have GTA: LCS for the PSP. I think it's overrated.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

i want that pirates game on my psp! also waiting for tekken, silent hill, metal gear and FFVII: CC

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Yeah, Brain Age as well, forgot about that one. The world loves DS in general.

dexter111344
dexter111344

[QUOTE="metdevthegamer"] Also seems like the world loves NSMB. [/QUOTE] And Brain Age

gagan21
gagan21

GTA Rocks , i dont now what vice city stories is going to do when its released, any new info on it gamespot.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Aaron_130 said: "why oh why do losers say 'ZOMG 1ST POST' ... its really gay." Yeesh, can't believe people are offended by noting of post positions. I don't think it's any worse than calling people losers over harmless fun. There's not many handheld games up there. Seems like they favor consoles more. I'm actually glad to see the consoles are still doing well, so close to the next generation. Also seems like the world loves NSMB.

gillri
gillri

Revolution, Football hardly never goes out of the charts in Europe We have the Premiership starting in a month and lasts til May next year, the quality of football will probably be better than the World Cup as well Football doesnt happen every four years, even when its not on its all about transfers and so on

Nebuzad0
Nebuzad0

hmmm OVER THE HEDGE? Thats weird,...well not really because of gaming children but seriously OVER THE HEDGE?

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

hmmmm....the ds may not be as dominant in the UK as it is in the U.S. and Japan, but there are still two great DS games on the chart...looks like either way Nintendo is making quite a bit of profit. Im sure now that the world cup is over the soccer titles will go off the top 10

gillri
gillri

Marcus Chromehounds came out on the 7th of July

marcus1968
marcus1968

How can Chromehounds be up there if it's not out yet?

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Good to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for the PSP up there that game is pretty fun.

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

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jolly1976
jolly1976

Judgepeter, That guy is right. If you go to chart track's website, it proves that not all of the sales are 360 sales. (sad to say)

jolly1976
jolly1976

It's nice to see that there are a few 360 games. You would think that with all of the ps2 consoles out there, you'd only see them on the charts. I guess so many people had to buy second or third ps2's, because their first (or second) one broke. You'd also think that with the developers making soooo many games every month for the ps2 there would be more of them on the list. The thing is that there are only a few good ps2 games. The list for the 360 is always changing. I like that in a console. There are so many good games I have or am waitng for to come out. The other ps3er's only talk about the same 3 every time. I'm sure they are good games, but don't 3 games get a little boring after a while?

gillri
gillri

good old casual UK ers, they make me proud Im gonna get as many people buying Wii and the 360 ever since the Ps2 killed off my beloved Dreamcast I have had a hate for Sony even though I got the PS the day it came out

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

I was really hopping that Loco Roco would have done better there. I thought that may be the game that makes the PSP.

judgepeter813
judgepeter813

dude godovivel, you're such a fanboy man... i bet you have never played an xbox in your life. That's why you don't like it. I had a ps2 for about 1 day before i literally threw it out the window.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Wow, good ranks. Amazing GTA is still doing so good in the UK. DS games are doing well too. Kind of funny that the PSP is only on the list with a movie tie-in. Second, highest I've been.

godovivel
godovivel

ps2 ruuullleezzzzz and the most sale of Tomb Raider and hitman is from PS2 version not X360 it s my first time that i m the first :)