US console sales charts: June 25-July 1
Gamers still love their brain training and Mario as DS duo remains on top; Naruto leads quartet of PS2 games in top 10.
It may be summer vacation for many gamers, but if the sales charts for the week of June 25 from online retailer BestBuy.com are anything to go by, they still want to learn. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day remained on top of the sales charts for the second week in a row.
Right behind it was its partner in crime New Super Mario Bros., another staple of the top of the heap. Both DS games have been in the upper half of the charts for months, while the other spots have generally gone to new releases or discounted games.
The PlayStation 2 made a bit of a comeback last week, with newcomer Naruto: Ultimate Ninja debuting in the third slot. Football fans were still game-crazy with the PS2 editions of 2006 FIFA World Cup at number 4, NFL Head Coach at number 5, and FIFA Soccer 2006 at number 8.
Other console owners were also dealing with a severe case of World Cup fever. 2006 FIFA World Cup for the Xbox 360 and Xbox took the ninth and 10th slots, respectively, and FIFA Soccer 2006 hit the post of the top 10, ricocheting to 11th. The GameCube even got in on the action, with its version of FIFA Soccer 2006 sitting at number 16.
After a week off, the Xbox 360 made a return to the top 10 list with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (7) and Over G Fighters (8), and the aforementioned 2006 FIFA World Cup.