The World Cup kicks off in just over two weeks, but the All Formats trophy has already been won for a fourth consecutive week by EA’s ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’. EA’s football phenomenon is spurred on by the arrival of the PSP version which debuts at No1 in the PSP Chart.
Konami’s budget priced ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 5’ shows some silky skills, weaving up the chart from No4 to No2 with an impressive 59% sales increase for a second week, sprinting past ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ which drops to No3. ‘Animal Crossing: Wild World’ flies the flag for DS with a jump of 3 places from No7 to No4, while DS stable-mate ‘Metroid Prime: Hunters’ falls 15 places from No11 to No26 and ‘Pokemon Link!’ drops 6 places from No18 to No24. Eidos still has 2 Top 5 games this week despite Lara conceding second place and ‘Championship Manager 2006’ being relegated to No5. The highest new entry this week is ‘X-Men: The Official Game’ at No6, giving Activision their only game to make this week’s All Formats Top 40 - no doubt sales will increase with the launch of the film this Friday. Take 2 also release a new film tie-in this week – ‘The Da Vinci Code’ which debuts at No12 on the All Formats chart, but debuts at No5 in the PS2 Chart, one place ahead of ‘X-Men’. Eidos’ ‘Urban Chaos: Riot Response’, developed by UK independent Rocksteady Studios, charges into the Top 40 at No17, while price promotion on ‘Daxter’ for PSP pushes it into the All Formats Top 40 for the first time since its release 6 weeks ago (No23). There is only one other new entry this week: ‘Heroes of Might & Magic V’ at No33, but No1 in the PC Chart.