Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ (PS2/XB/PC) manages to leapfrog the Star Wars double act and re-enters the Chart at No1 for the first time since week 47, 2004.
Of the 2 new versions Xbox is the format of choice with 63% of total sales, followed by PC with 34%. The Xbox version is the second fastest-selling Xbox product ever tracked within a single week, after ‘Halo 2’. Last week’s No1 and No2 remain firmly entrenched at No’s 2 and 3 (Lucasarts/Ubisoft’s ‘Star Wars Ep III: Revenge Of The Sith’ and Eidos/Giant’s ‘Lego Star Wars’), followed at No4 by Midway’s PS2/XB ‘Area 51’. Sierra/Vivendi’s PS2 ‘Cold Winter’ enjoys the cool summer by climbing 10 places to No9 from last week’s No19 debut. NCSoft’s PC online-only ‘Guild Wars’ might have relinquished No1 on the PC Chart to ‘San Andreas’ (having held that honour for the last 6 weeks) but still manages to climb back into the Top 10, up 5 places to No10.