UK game charts: August 20-26

Summer stagnation continues with no change in the top six; slow start for Ninety-Nine Nights.


There was very little change in the UK all-formats release chart last week, with the top six staying exactly as they were. That means that Cars remains top of the pile, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is second, and New Super Mario Bros. is third for the fifth consecutive week.

This lack of activity points to a generally slow summer in terms of high-profile title releases, although this should change in the coming weeks as new games creep onto the shelves--Saints Row (Xbox 360), Gangs of London (PlayStation Portable), and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Xbox, PlayStation 2) are all out this week.

The Sims 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 5, and Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training stay in fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively, while Animal Crossing: Wild World and Star Wars: Battlefront II both move up two places to seventh and ninth.

New releases Ninety-Nine Nights and Reservoir Dogs made relatively slow starts, coming in at number eight and number 14, with the next highest new entry being Madden NFL 07 at number 37. Need for Speed Most Wanted rounded off the top 10, having dropped three places from the previous week.

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