‘Hitman: Blood Money’ is on target for a second week at the top of the All Formats Chart, holding off pressure from ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’ which is a non-mover at No2.
The only games in the Top 10 to increase in sales this half-term week are Eidos’ ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’, up 2 places from from No5 to No3 (sales up 16%) and EA’s ‘The Sims 2’, up from No10 to No7 (sales up 30%). It is a good week for The Sims with 3 games in the franchise making the Top 40: ‘The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff’ gains 7 places to No15, while ‘The Sims 2: Open for Business’ re-enters the Top 40 at No38. The Top 10 may be dominated by Eidos and EA, but there is still room for Activision’s ‘X-Men: The Official Game’, up 1 place to No5 and Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing: Wild World’, up 1 place to No6. The Half-Life story continues with the launch of ‘Half-Life 2: Episode One’, the highest new entry at No8, while ‘Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis’ spins down the chart from No4 to No9 in its second week of release. Gran Turismo for motorcycles, ‘Tourist Trophy: Real Riding Simulator’ starts its engine at No14, while last week’s new releases ‘Super Princess Peach’ on DS and ‘Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends’ on PC, both improve on their launch weeks, up from No29 to No18 and No37 to No32 respectively. The Full Price Charts witness very little movement this week with the Top 4 PS2 and PSP Full Price games and the Top 6 Xbox 360 games all non-movers.