Ridge Racer shot down by Lockdown


The fourth instalment of Ubisoft’s tactical FPS ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown’ (XB/PS2) debuts at the top of the All Formats Entertainment Chart, shooting Sony/Namco’s ‘Ridge Racer’ (PSP) down from No1 to No4.

‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown’ actually achieves the lowest number of sales for an All Formats No1 since Codemasters’ ‘Toca Race Driver 2’ (XB/PC) back in week 17 2004 with 76% of ‘Lockdown’ sales coming from the Xbox version. ‘Lockdown’ claims No1 in the Xbox Full Price chart with Tom Clancy games also dominating the top of the budget Xbox chart where ‘Summit Strike’ holds on to No1 with ‘Chaos Theory’ at No2. Novalogic’s ‘Delta Force: Black Hawk Down’ may no longer be No1 in the Xbox Chart, but thanks to strong PS2 sales this week it has rocketed up the All Formats Top 40 from No15 to No3, sitting behind Codemasters’ ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2005’ which is a non-mover at No2. The next highest new release, Vivendi’s ‘The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction’ (PS2/XB/GC) smashes in at No5, while retailer promotion pushes Sega’s ‘Super Monkey Ball Deluxe’ up from No25 to No10, giving Sega 2 Top 10 games with ‘Virtua Tennis’ down from No4 to No6. There are now 5 PSP games in the All Formats Top 10 and 17 in the Top 40 with the one new PSP game out this week, Konami’s FPS ‘Coded Arms’ coming in at No19.

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