'Oblivion' whacks the Don

27/Mar/2006

Two major new releases battle it out for top spot in the All Formats Chart this week, with Take 2’s critically acclaimed RPG ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’ on XB360/PC overcoming EA’s ‘The Godfather’ on PS2/XB/PC to debut at No1.


‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’ which was 3 years in the making, becomes the 2nd fastest selling Xbox 360 game, behind Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter’ which drops 2 places this week from No3 to No5. The Xbox 360 version of ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’ accounts for 56% of the game’s sales, outselling the PC version and topping the Xbox 360 Chart by a big margin. ‘The Godfather’, EA’s second attempt (after ‘From Russia with Love’) to transform a film that is over 30 years old into a video game, has to settle for second place with the PS2 version accounting for 77% of sales to become the don at the top of the PS2 chart. Sony’s ‘Buzz! The Big Quiz’ hits all the right buttons with a rise in sales of 51%, climbing one place from No4 to No3 and denying EA 3rd place with ‘FIFA Street 2’ which is relegated from No1 to No4. Atari’s ‘Driver: Parallel Lines’ also jumps one place, up from No8 to No7, helped by the release this week of the Xbox version. Eidos’ ‘Commandos: Strike Force’ improves on last week’s launch, climbing 7 places from No18 to No11, while Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer Management’ debuts at No12, one place ahead of ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 5’. THQ’s PSP/DS ‘Worms: Open Warfare’ is the only other new entry to make the All Formats Top 40 this week, wriggling in at No16.


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