UK Game Charts: October 29 to November 4

Need for Speed Carbon swerves straight to the top of the charts; Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories debuts at six.


Get your motors running, because Electronic Arts' Need for Speed Carbon has driven all over the football pitches of Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and FIFA 07 to get to the top slot of the UK All-Formats game chart.

It's a good week generally for EA, who boasts six titles in the top 40, including three out of the top four slots. It's also a good time for Rockstar--Canis Canem Edit (aka Bully) stays in class at five, whereas Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories for the PSP debuts at number six.

The highest climber of the week is The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, which storms ahead 12 places to 16. The biggest loser of the week is Battlefield 2142, plummeting 18 to 31.

Two others are moving onward and upward--Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends goes up seven places to 27, while Singstar Legends crawls one space ahead to 23. And there's lots of downward motion, including Cars, which finally moves out of the top 10 to 13, and Destroy All Humans! 2, which goes down 16 to 35.

It's also worth noting that four of the games in the top 10 are single-platform titles, including the two Rockstar games, Sega's Football Manager 2007, and THQ's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade.

New entries this week are Atari's Neverwinter Nights 2 at 14, Activision's Marvel: Ultimate Alliance at 24, and Atari's Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 at 29.

Next Friday will see a healthy amount of new titles released on this side of the pond, including Medieval 2: Total War for the PC, WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, F.E.A.R., Call of Duty 3, and Need for Speed Carbon for the Xbox. Next week will also see quite a few new Nintendo DS titles for the UK, namely Tomb Raider: Legend, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam, Age of Empires: Age of Kings, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team.

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