UK game charts: June 25-July 1

Grand Theft Auto continues to tell its story, but Nintendo enjoys a super showing from debutant Mario.

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories continues to sell well--it remains top of the UK all-format (all-price) games chart after its release last week on the PlayStation 2. The DS Lite's UK launch on June 23 also seems to have had an impact on game sales, with four titles for the portable platform making the top 10, headed up by a debut at number two for New Super Mario Bros.

As a result of Mario's return to the charts, 2006 FIFA World Cup, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training, and Pro Evolution Soccer 5 each slipped a place to third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. Tomb Raider: Legend held steady in sixth, still going strong since its release in April this year.

Over the Hedge climbed up five places to seventh, relegating Hitman: Blood Money and Nintendogs: Dalmatians & Friends to eighth and ninth. Animal Crossing: Wild World hung on to round off the chart in 10th.

Other new entries included Over G Fighters in 13th position and Titan Quest, which entered at 25th. The week's biggest faller was Sensible Soccer 2006, which slipped nine places to 18th--the World Cup's influence seems finally to be waning, with only two football titles remaining in the top 10 this week.

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Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

go DS !!! everybody loves it except the eejits who are happy to dismiss it without even trying it. yes yes, you just go back to your greystation and drive from a to b to c. woohoo ???

oagersnap
oagersnap

Gamespot got the release date for NSMB wrong, in the UK and the rest of Europe it's May 30 and not May 15 like in America. And I think it's pretty amazing that NSMB got the 2nd place, it has only been out for 3 of the 7 days. I think it will be #1 next week.

kekejefferis
kekejefferis

Good to see Tomb Raider legends on the 360 still in the top ten...its been nearly 2 months now. Why no loco roco though? and whats with the rubbish gtalcs #1, This country wouldnt know quality if it hit them in the face.

Scorpion13497
Scorpion13497

Happy to see 4 DS games on there, go nintendo! Also, glad to see Hitman doing good. Great game. But seriously, why Over the Hedge?!

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

everyone just angry at GTA because they can't go to the shop to buy it, they gotta get their mum & dads to buy it for them. (ok im kidding) i get bored of people dissing GTA games, GTA is an excellent series of games, it's probably why it's one of the biggest selling franchises of current time and why it is No. 1 this week - i doubt that this sequel / spinoff of LCS will stay up there for a while, because while i am a GTA fanatic even i felt a tad disappointed with it, it was way too short for one thing, and it was set in LCS. It was still GTA and still really good fun ... it was especially impressive for a handheld game (yes, i was one of those who bought the PSP and got this game for it) I hate the fact that people are just sticking the GTA thing to 'chavs buying it' ... ok just because you think they are the 'scum of the UK' and this game allows you to do bad things like steal cars, kill cops, etc ... thats just a very stupid and dumb assumption. I am not a chav or a goth or a emo git, i am a normal average gamer who loves exciting fun addictive games which the GTA games are, only idiots played GTA San Andreas for 5mins and said to themselves 'its just like the other 2, bah this sucks' - nobody in the world can judge a game properly for 5 minutes and decide if its crap or not, which is what most people do. The GTA series makes that much money and is that popular for the reason that it is so popular today. ... plus, do you think chavs have money to go buy games legit? nope - they just go pirate them on their chipped consoles. They spent all their money on their kitted Vauxhall Novas. :P As for GTA LCS, not everybody can afford PSPs, but still have their PS2s knocking around ... so this is their chance to play the game they missed, albeit not a dead good game, but its GTA nevertheless.

gamer_10001
gamer_10001

Would you look at that. There's finally a 360 game on one of these chart

mkrool
mkrool

OK??? GTA is gona die soon its not much more u can do to it and it aint really that good a game its good but not amazing. i think next week ppl will realise than new super mario bros. is the way forward. and it will be number one so if u aint got it buy it. ive just completed it about 5 mins ago and im really satisfied as i only rushed through it and missed two worlds im gonna go find all the secrets now. p.s. when are we gonna see a super smash bros game on the DS???

kruegersc4
kruegersc4

How the hell was Over the Hedge even on there?

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

I'm not surprised....GTA is too huge for its own good. And 2nd place -- it's Mario. Mario is not to be underestimated. ....has anyone else caught on to enoslives7's pattern? On almost every newspost for at least the past week, he says something to bash Nintendo/Microsoft, and raises his precious Sony up on high. The only reason I've noticed is because the Kid Icarus icon throws me off, due to what he says. -- Don't get me wrong, I like Sony. But, can someone be so closed-minded to not see the goodness behind Mario, Zelda, Halo, PGR, etc?? Sure, you may not like one or two of their franchises, but you're just fooling yourself when you say you only like ONE company's brand, period.

gagan21
gagan21

all gta freaks dont listen to what others have to say about libert city stories like some mixed reactions and all the b.s that people talk. the game is simply awesome especially towards the ending , the last 10,12 missions are great that u expect from a gta , trust me u r gonna like it guys , its the story of mafia don salvatore leone and tony ciprianni 2 dudes with attitudes.

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

wow. seems like they like ports a lot over there.

gagan21
gagan21

its living proof here again that gta still rocks like anything . i love this game (its tthe best game on psp, now out on ps2). in some sense it is better than gta 3 , people who played san andreas should not expect too much from this game,remember 1 thing this game is not a sequel but a prequel to gta 3 and according to that this game is just too good on its own merits.bottomline is this if u r not a gta fan u r not gonna like it , but if u r a gta freak like me than what r u waiting for homies, go ahead and buy it coz gta rocks , gta4life

james_over_here
james_over_here

Give the PSP a break, its Sony's first handheld...its hard to knock off the king of handhelds....seeing as how Nintendo has droped the quality of their consoles and focused more on their handhelds.

faizali86
faizali86

looks like the football fever is over

enoslives7
enoslives7

five PS2 games in the top 10 ! .......where are all the xbox and gamecube games ? oh, thats right

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

Looks like UK is waiting on the release of the PS3 if the 5 PS2 titles in this list are anything to judge by (and note the total lack of a 360 title). 4 DS titles is pretty phenomenal in a top 10 chart. It's a handheld. EDIT: I agree about Prey. A lot of what was cool about that demo was already done by Deus Ex back in 2000 in terms of interactivity. The part where you go through the portal and end up small reminds me of a certain multiplayer level that came with the original Sin game (the one that's designed after an optical illusion).

Night-Viper
Night-Viper

did no one buy LCS for the psp like I did. Did anyone buy an effing psp, my god.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

There is already an article on CNN about the Wii possibly being released in September or early October instead of November as previously thought.... why hasn't gamespot picked that article up yet?

ClayMeow
ClayMeow

Nintendogs...lol. Just shows how slow the gaming scene is right now. Prey should be on top soon, probably for both PC and 360.

Scammeleon
Scammeleon

jofy, "ds is for 6 years old kids" Evidently there are alot of 6 yearold kids out there. 6 year olds who buy lots of games...

chris_damon
chris_damon

Why does everyone keep saying that GTA is for Chavs? I'm no Chav yet I still buy and play them. But anyway, I thought that NSMB would be on top, but obviously I was wrong. And no, I'm not a Nintendo fanboy, infact, I'm not a fanboy at all. But anyway, it shows just how many people don't own a PSP, so instead they have to get the PS2 version of GTA: LCS. And it's good to see TR: L still in there, its a great game (although, a bit short).

chris_damon
chris_damon

Why does everyone keep saying that GTA is for Chavs? I'm no Chav yet I still buy and play them. But anyway, I thought that NSMB would be on top, but obviously I was wrong. And no, I'm not a Nintendo fanboy, infact, I'm not a fanboy at all. But anyway, it shows just how many people don't own a PSP, so instead they have to get the PS2 version of GTA: LCS. And it's good to see TR: L still in there, its a great game (although, a bit short).

goose_uk
goose_uk

i love ds i just got a ds lite and mario after playing my brothers for about a year. its not a kiddies console as im 20 and enjoy it, as do others but it is presented that way i guess. i just like the idea of playing these 'pure' games nintendo releases with excellent mini games etc. it is a console for people who enjoy games, and the result is clearly promising chart sales. the ds has singlehandedly changed my perception of nintendo and the upcoming 'wii' -- i thought they were gonna get f***ed

juanfraino
juanfraino

ds: 4 / 10 *nice* ps2: 5 / 10 *nice too* 360: 1 / 10 * wtf? * psp: ...... (no suprise there) :lol:

captainalpha1
captainalpha1

The DS is doing quite well all around the world. I'm not sure who it was that said the DS is for 6 year old kids, but I can assure that it's for people of alll ages. Brain Age is definately not a game for little kids.

jofy
jofy

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Lanowar
Lanowar

Unfortuntely the chavs buy GTA because it's GTA it could be the worst game ever but because it has GTA on it they buy it regardless. Same with the world cup games it's bad it's awful but they want to be england so they buy it hell I know people who have brought it knowing that it's a rubbish game because it's football. Still nice to see Brain Training in there it's not exactly a game you'd think most people who buy games would get. Still good to see some good games are in there/

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Adz44 GTA LCS tops the charts because: 1) Not everyone has a PSP. 2) Anything GTA, regardless of the content, sells like heck. 3) Not everyone reads magazines or news articles on the 'net. Some of them buy games based on the box art alone. Sad, but true. I happen to like GTA, but I wasn't really keen on LCS. I imagine 'GTA IV' will be a lot better. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Sucks for them 2) Very true 3) Sucks for them again

action_ramboXXX
action_ramboXXX

GTA sells strong in UK. YAY! :) More GTA copies sell, the more game developers will start making GTA clones, the more GTA clones sell the more mainsteram gaming will get, the more mainstream gaming will get, the crappier the quality of games in the future. YAY! GTA! YAY for being the F***ing anit-chirst of the gaming industry. Funny how I enjoyed The 2nd Simpsons GTA knockoff more than GTA itself. Note: my "YAY's" have all been Sarcasms. I love my PS2, but it pisses me off how Sony uses GTA series as the consoles' posterboy.

Manatassi
Manatassi

Aaron_130, nintendo are completely dominating the charts and admitedly GTA:LS is up there but mainly because of a social group of people prevelent in the UK who largely constitute casual PS2 owning gamers. Some people are refering to them as Ch**s but I'm not saying the word as I have been moderated in the past for saying it. aparently we arent alowed to use commonly used UK slang if it refers to a particular social group without risk of moderation. I hopefully that list isnt going to include Geordies, alot of people in Newcastle might resent that. Lets see if they moderate my post *shrug*

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

why are people buying LCS? it doesnt even have the multiplayer features of the psp game, so its completely inferior to San Andreas

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Wow, I'm surprised that Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories is still on top. It's a decent game but I'm very surprised it beat out New Super Mario Bros.

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

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ssj4_2004
ssj4_2004

Is that the combined sales from both the PS and PS2 versions of GTA: LSS?

rynmls
rynmls

GTA:LCS at no. 1? i thought this was a bad game...

urluckyday
urluckyday

Yea...um...how many DS's have been sold...hm...like 10 times more than PSP...and that number is growing rapidly...Sony even knows they're losing this battle...you can't beat Nintendo in the handhelds...

jofy
jofy

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nestea_king
nestea_king

WTF, I didn't even know GTA sells anymore. I thought n oone buys it. For all of you who dont own a PSP, and want to play GTA: LCS, go out, and buy Vice City, OR San Andreas, OR any of the other GTA games because they are ALL the same. The mission words are tweaked a bit, but otherwise its the same as every other GTA game. Mission Objectives Mission 1: -Drive to the pink dot -pick up the hooker there -drive to the white dot, and kill all the people who are dressed in pink Mission 2: -Drive to the blue dot -pick up a prostitue -drive to the purple dot, and kill all people dressed in blue Amazing games aren't they? The get more inovative each time they make a new game. Probably the greatest advancment I've seen in GTA games, is that in one of the old GTA's people didnt get hurt by cars, now they do. Also in San Andreas, you got to use... A PARACHUTE! OMG, THAT IS SOOO WORTH 50$$$

aramitz
aramitz

Prey isn't going to own the charts for the same reason Oblivion or WOW didn't over here. Totally wrong market, limited appeal. That's not to say no-one'll buy it, but just not in the quantities that it'll chart. Driving, football & movie titles (once they're platinum) are the only subject matter that ship big numbers continously (and even the football market is saturated right now). It's not a good time for game retailers with no mass appeal releases on the horizon this summers (or fall for that matter).

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

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P2L5NM
P2L5NM

Why don't they clarify the "MULTI-FORAMT" tag on the games? They have Tomb raider on 360, but that's actually ALL versions. Same with the other multi-format games.

Xavi3n
Xavi3n

im ashamed of my country :( LCS for the PS2 sucks badly and i cant believe its at no.1 here, i mean what the hell are people thinking?? I can only hope Legend of Zelda: TP can knock LCS off its perch and now with england out of the world cup the football games might just fall out of charts (finally) next week. Big win for the DS though, four games out of 10 and a big zero for PSP, im seriously doubting Sony's PSP sales (sorry shipping) figures, because the PSP does really really crap here for games and UMD movies (virtually everywhere has stopped selling the movies).