The release this week of the PS3 version of ‘Spider-Man 3’ ensures that Activision’s film tie-in continues to hang on to No1 in the All Formats Chart for a third week.
‘Spider-Man 2’ managed 5 weeks at the top of the All Formats Chart when it was released 3 years ago. ‘Spider-Man 3’ is the first All Formats No1 for Activision since another film tie-in, ‘Madagascar’ in August 2005. ‘Spider-Man 3’ now tops both the PS2 and PS3 Charts with the PS3 version accounting for 19% and the PS2 version 49% of all ‘Spider-Man 3’ sales this week. ‘Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars’ is a non-mover from EA at No2, while Konami’s budget-priced ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 6’ shifts up one place to No3. ‘Cooking Mama’ from 505 Games, now on both DS and Wii, is starting to get a taste for Chart success, up one place to No5. The All Formats Top 10 is well represented with games on Nintendo formats (Wii, DS) with a total of 7 games, compared to 4 for both Sony (PS3, PS2, PSP) and Microsoft (Xbox 360). It is an above par week for ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07’ which benefits from strong Wii sales, up from No10 to No6, while EA’s ‘FIFA 07’ moves the other way, down from No5 to No7. With the date for Halo 3 now confirmed as 26th September, ‘Crackdown 3’, which contains a free Halo 3 Beta, re-enters the All Formats Top 10, up from No19 to No8. The All Formats Top 10 is rounded off with 2 DS exclusive games – ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ which continues to jump in and out of the Top 10, up from No16 to No9 and ‘Final Fantasy III’ down 3 places to No10.