New No1 Burnout 3 is fast on Xbox


EA’s ‘Burnout 3: Takedown’ (PS2/XB) crashes into No1 in the Entertainment Software (All Prices) Chart shunting SCI’s ‘Conflict: Vietnam’ (PS2/XB/PC) down to No2 and Eidos’ ‘Shellshock: Nam ‘67’ (PS2/XB/PC) down one place to No3.

‘Burnout 3: Takedown’ grabs pole position in both the Xbox and PS2 Full Price Charts, with the Xbox version performing particularly well, becoming the 4th fastest Xbox game ever (making up 43% of all Burnout 3 sales). The Xbox version overtakes ‘Driv3r’ which becomes the 6th fastest selling Xbox title (down from 5th best-selling), but on PS2 ‘Driv3r’ is ahead. It is an excellent week for SCI’s Vietnam title as it increases sales by an impressive 47%, the highest of all Top 40 games. Codemasters’ ‘Second Sight’ has a good second week, up from No8 to No4, as does Sega’s ‘Headhunter: Redemption’ up from No39 to No13 due to retailer promotion. Sony’s ‘Athens 2004’ which was No1 only 2 weeks ago falls out of the Top 10, down from No5 to No15.

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