Need for Speed: Underground 2 celebrates 6 weeks as Chart race leader


EA’s multi-format ‘Need For Speed: Underground 2’ is No1 for a sixth consecutive week making it the longest standing 2004 Entertainment Software All Formats No1.

Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ (PS2) remains at No2 – however, with San Andreas sales down by 44% on last week it is overtaken by ‘Need for Speed: Underground 2’ at the top of the PS2 chart. ‘Need for Speed: Underground 2’ also claims the No1 spot in the Xbox Chart from ‘Halo 2’ and with it holding on to pole position in the Gamecube Chart, it makes a clean sweep of all the static console format charts. There are only 2 games in the Entertainment Software All Formats Top 10 that increase in sales: Ubisoft’s ‘Prince of Persia: Warrior Within’ (PS2/XB/GC/PC) up from No6 to No3 (sales up 2%) and EA’s ‘Lord of the Rings: The Third Age’ (PS2/XB/GC/GBA) up from No15 to No6 (sales up 44%). Post-Christmas promotional pricing has led to a number of strong climbers and re-entries. Activision’s ‘Shrek 2’ (PS2/GBA/XB/GC) jumps from No30 to No18 due mainly to a sales increase of 76% for the GBA version, while Codemasters’ ‘Colin McRae Rally 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC) and EA’s ‘Def Jam Fight for NY’ (PS2/XB/GC) re-enter the Entertainment Software Top 40 at No23 and No27 respectively.

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