US Rental Charts Feb. 17-23: Street Fighter IV cleans up

Capcom's 2D fighter tops GameFly's rental charts on Xbox 360, PS3, as Microsoft's platform scores near-perfect sweep of top 10.

Street Fighter IV is proving to be a hit at retail, with Capcom announcing today that it has shipped 2 million units to retailers across the globe. The 2D fighter is making a name for itself on the rental charts, as well. The well-rated Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of Street Fighter IV took the top two slots in GameFly's weekly recap of its US game-loaning activity for the week of February 17-23.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 scored a clean slip in rental activity for the remainder of GameFly's weekly chart. The Valve-published, EA-distributed Left 4 Dead placed third, having scored fourth in The NPD Group's monthly sales chart for January. The survival horror shooter was followed by a number of other top sellers, with Call of Duty: World at War, Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable II, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed falling in at respective fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth slots.

Debuting at second on this week's PC charts, the Xbox 360 edition of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin was the ninth most-rented title last week. Ubisoft's Prince of Persia took the final position in GameFly's top 10 chart.

Week of February 16 - February 22, 2009
1) Street Fighter IV (X360)
2) Street Fighter IV (PS3) 3) Left 4 Dead (X360)
4) Call of Duty: World at War (X360)
5) Gears of War 2 (X360)
6) Fallout 3 (X360)
7) Fable II (X360)
8) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (X360)
9) F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (X360)
10) Prince of Persia (X360)

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xXZak-ataKXx
xXZak-ataKXx

the ps3 is incredible. the 360 has the advantage bcuz all the gamespot critics use it and they all hate the ps3. thats y KZ2 only got a 9.0 instead of a 9.5+.

AcuRsx
AcuRsx

Resident Evil 5 would to same the background between XBOX 360 and PS3? let see which is the best RE 5 game.

monlosez
monlosez

This proves achievement is the best feature Microsoft ever created. By the way I have all these games. "Achievement Unlocked: SF4 Unbeatable Fist"

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Anybody who rents games is cheap in my opinon :D Anyway, glad to see all the games on the list.

snakes3425
snakes3425

No Surprise on Street Fighter being the top. Sony needs to start advertising it's games better.

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

Hmmm I never rent. Probably cos I'm such a completionist - I like hammering out all achievements and secrets and stuff like that for every game I play. Having just been burned in both the last games I bought though (VERY disappointed with both FarCry 2 and Fable 2), maybe I'm going to start having to rent. One thing is for certain - I can't trust Gamespot's reviews - neither of those games deserved near 8.5/10.

soroosh1985
soroosh1985

i dont think its fair . ... look at the other great games too...

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see that Street Fighter got off to a good start

hyper_apple4U
hyper_apple4U

I won't be surprised if SFIV will be 2009's game of the year. It's far too early to make a guess but IF that is the case, then it's not surprising.

x8VXU6
x8VXU6

I dont rent, I always want until a review of a game be for I buy it

scottwilkins
scottwilkins

...but if you look at the sales charts, it's all Wii and 360, no PS3 in sight. Sony's dying. Blame it on Blu-Ray, a bad media choice. Wii Fit (Wii) 777K Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) 415K Mario Kart (Wii) 292K Left 4 Dead (360) 243K Call Of Duty: World At War (360) 533K Skate 2 (360) 199K Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii) 155K New Super Mario Bros (DS) 135K Mario Kart (DS) 132K Lord Of The Rings: Conquest (360) 113K

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

Haha, and not a single Wii game? Do Wii owners even know they can rent games? Do they even know their are games other than Wii Sports?! But I digress... I guess it makes sense that the only PS3 game in the charts is SFIV, considering almost all of those games have been released on both systems but 360 has a larger userbase.

CharlieFubar
CharlieFubar

to everyone saying 360 people are poor... howabout trying gamefly first... oh wait u need a credit card and prolly dont have one.

gerudoman320
gerudoman320

all games are for 360...360 rules and will do forevere...and SF IV is just to awesome that its 2 games are on the top :D

PattyBoo1391
PattyBoo1391

I havent rented games for years! Not since the good old Mega drive!

Corelis
Corelis

I have Xbox 360 and purchase all my games, i like to keep a game library at home.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Either 360 is successful, or Wii and PS3 owners just buy their games. And don't go all fanboy on me, I have all three consoles. Thank God for brothers. I haven't rented a game in years. I think I should again in case I make any accidental purchases. I think the last game I rented was for Gamecube or something.

Bufta
Bufta

All this proves is - most Xbox 360 owners are poor and therefore cant afford to actually buy games, oh dear!

fintang
fintang

Damn. My rental store isnt renting Street Fighter IV out but they're selling it for only 40euros so SCORE!!

gamer082009
gamer082009

Wow look at that, the 360 dominating the rental charts. lol, amazing how the Wii has a bigger install base and can't top the charts hands down, and the PS3...welll ,what's there to say about that! Anyways, the 360 is a monster and will actually be the victor this gen with the Wii by it's side.

Narroo
Narroo

I'm in MA, and all our rental stores have horrible selections. Just think: five copys of "The Bible Game." One copy of the newly released "Dragon Quest 8." It's that bad. Even if they couldn't get more than one copy of the latest, highly anticipated game, the "bible game." Really now? Do they think it's going to be THAT popular?

Justin_W
Justin_W

It proves that people like statistics.

thanos723
thanos723

so this proves what exactly?

rangers8489
rangers8489

So all five copies of Street Fighter IV that gamefly got were rented on the first day? Funny how none of those ever find thier way to my house.... They could also easily factor Blockbuster and other rental chains into these charts, blockbuster is the #1 quantity renter of games i have heard....

RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

I still think they should balance Gamefly's data with some of other rental outlets.... Working at one myself, I know that SFIV and Left 4 Dead definitely aren't even in the top 20 because none of us really got that many copies of it! lol.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

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barb_girl
barb_girl

i saw this happening from the beginning! who could resist it?!

XeonForce
XeonForce

I've always rented games since I've had to send my system off twice... I don't blame other people for doing the same.

vietboi89
vietboi89

huh? are they putting this up because X360 dominated the rental charts? so much for maintaining console neutrality, who gives a damn anyway

Rett18
Rett18

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magicalclick
magicalclick

WOW, I don't know I should be happy that all Xbox360 tops Gamefly rental or I should be concerned that how many Xbox360 gamers actually buy games. I for one haven't buy many games since I switch to Gamefly.

monlosez
monlosez

Looks like all the good games are on the list. Not shovelwares and junkwares from Wii.

aznballer91
aznballer91

i'm impressed that the 360 rented more than the ps3 for SF4.

Lisandro_v22
Lisandro_v22

weird, can someone explain me, what does this article means?, i don't know why the post rental charts, it's because of the crisis or what?

maverick_76
maverick_76

So what did achievement whores play this past week? LOL....

WaterLord0
WaterLord0

I'm glad that what is selling this week is not more wii play, or wii (add a name).

SoNin360
SoNin360

msudude211- how is it nice work if a bunch of people rent their games?

Justin_W
Justin_W

Gamefly's US rental charts have been available from Gamespot for at least 2 years... it's just that they rarely make a news story out of it. If you click on the news link from the homepage ( http://www.gamespot.com/news/index.html ) and go to the bottom there are the rental charts... as well as US Console Sales (BestBuy.com) and US PC Sales (NPD), UK Sales (Chart Track) and Japan Sales (Media Create). 360 has dominated this chart since I believe its inception... in fact twice it has held every spot in the top 10. I think it has to do with a combination of things... the 360 has a relatively high installed base, "hardcore" gamers more likely to have Gamefly accounts and play more games than other gamers (think attachment rate) and then there's the people that rent for the achievements.

meluvulongtime8
meluvulongtime8

Why are we now getting numbers tracking rentals? Anyone else find this strange?

sparkypants
sparkypants

GO STREET FIGHTER! and wow, not a single wii title on the list, xbox360 dominated!

NYCKing87
NYCKing87

Glad to see Street Fighter 4 pwning the other competition, lol. I wouldn't be suprised if it continues to be No.1 for a while longer.

josef8
josef8

i would rent a lot of 360 games too, knowing it can die any moment...

dysonlu
dysonlu

360 owners rent because their console can RROD in any minute. There goes the minuses from 360 fanboys.

PBN-Dawg
PBN-Dawg

i didnt know so many people like Star Wars: FU

hawaiiinsomniac
hawaiiinsomniac

360 FTW... There goes the minuses from the Wii & PS3 fanboys.