Need for Speed doesn't get caught in Chart traffic jam


The top 3 titles in the Entertainment Software Top 40 are all stuck in traffic this week with EA’s multi-format blockbusters ‘Need for Speed: Underground 2’ (PS2/XB/GC/PC) at No1 and ‘FIFA 2005’ at No3 - still sandwiching Take 2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ (PS2) at No2.

Disney Interactive/THQ’s multi-format ‘The Incredibles’ has the highest Top 40 sales increase for a second week, a supersonic sales jump of 131%, propulsing it from No7 to No4 in the Entertainment Software Top 40 while grabbing the No1 spot in the GBA Chart. The highest new entry is Activision’s first console outing for ‘Call of Duty: Finest Hour’ (PS2/XB/GC) debuting at No5. Sales of the Top 5 games across all formats make up 20.6% of the total market compared to 17.4% this week last year. EA’s ‘Goldeneye: Rogue Agent’ (PS2/XB/GC) enters the Top 10 with an impressive sales increase of 100%, up from No11 to No007. Ubisoft’s darker and meaner ‘Prince of Persia: Warrior Within’ (PS2/XB/GC/PC) debuts at No13, while continued retailer promotion of ‘Sega Superstars’ pushes the Eye Toy compatible game from No21 to No14. The only other new entry to make it into the All Formats Entertainment Software Top 40 is Atari’s ‘Dragonball Z: Budokai 3’ (PS2) which reaches No31.

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