The Entertainment Software Top 40 is of course still dominated by Rockstar North/Take 2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ (PS2) which now claims UK sales of around 1 million in just 9 days.
Second week sales on ‘San Andreas’ are actually higher than the previous record-breaker’s first week sales (GTA: Vice City). In its second week ‘San Andreas’ is already the fourth biggest seller on PS2 ever tracked in the UK in terms of lifetime sales. EA’s multi-format ‘FIFA 2005’ remains at No2 while at No3 we welcome Sega and Sports Interactive’s ‘Football Manager 2005’ on PC – week 1 sales are enough to claim fifth in the league of fastest selling PC titles, which includes three Sports Interactive developed ‘Championship Manager’ products (published by Eidos) and recent EA blockbuster ‘The Sims 2’ (the order reads ‘CM4’, ‘The Sims 2’, ‘CM: Season 01/02’, ‘CM3’ and ‘Football Manager 2005’). Continuing the football theme is Konami at No4 with PS2 ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 4’. EA are at No5 thanks to the most popular golf title yet released in ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC/GC). New entries this week include EA’s ‘Lord Of The Rings – The Third Age’ (PS2/XB/GC/GBA) at No12, Atari’s ‘Rollercoaster Tycoon 3’ (PC) at No26 and THQ’s GBA double pack ‘Finding Nemo / Monsters, Inc.’ at No33. Re-entries include THQ’s ‘Scooby-Doo & The Cyber Chase’ at No18 thanks mainly to price promotion on the GBA version. Midas Interactive’s PS2 ‘Rollercoaster World’ was released back in May 2004 but makes the chart for the first time (No30) thanks to price promotion. THQ’s ‘Hot Wheels: World Race’ is in at No40 thanks to heavy discounting on the PS2 version.