This is the last week of April and unusually, contains 2 national holidays - Easter Monday (25th April) and also the Royal Wedding holiday of Prince William & Kate Middleton (29th April).
Gamers celebrated by keeping the previous week’s new No1 & No2 exactly where they were, with Valve/EA’s ‘Portal 2’ (-51%) on top for a second consecutive week since launch and Warner Bros. Interactive’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ (-42%) remaining at No2. 505 Games climb one place to No3 with ‘Zumba Fitness’ ( -21%) as the PS3 version debuts this week, five weeks after the launch of the hugely popular Wii version – the PS3 version has not lit up the market in the same way with 10% of sales across the 3 formats. Codemasters’ new entry from last week ‘Operation Flashpoint: Red River’ (-21%) moves in the right direction, up 2 places to No4. Sega chose this week to launch two new titles – ‘Virtua Tennis 4’ on PS3/360/Wii is new at No23 but ‘Thor: God of Thunder’ fails to make an impact on the Top 40.