A third week and a third lap of honour for Microsoft’s ‘Forza Motorsport 2’ (although sales are down 45%), retaining top podium position in the All Formats chart for a third week, something the original title on Xbox never quite managed - it was held to No2 upon release in week 19, 2005 behind Lucasarts/Ubisoft’s ‘Star Wars Ep III: Revenge Of The Sith’.
Back in the present and 2K Games/Take 2 climb six places to No2 thanks to movie/comic book franchise ‘Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer’ (+70%), whilst Codemasters climb one place to No3 with ‘Colin McRae: Dirt’ (-29%). Disney’s movie tie-in ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End’ drops one place to No4 (-35%) and continuing with the movie theme, Activision are up one place over last week at No6 with ‘Spider-Man 3’. Activision also unleashes the next big name summer blockbuster this week with ‘Shrek The Third’ debuting at No13 on 4 formats (DS, Wii, 360, PC) with PS2 arriving on the same day as the film’s general release – this Friday 29th June. Right behind Shrek is Empire’s Xbox 360 ‘Flatout: Ultimate Carnage’ debuting here at No14. On the Xbox 360 Full Price Chart driving is certainly flavour of the week with ‘Forza Motorsport 2’ at No1, ‘Colin McRae: Dirt’ at No2 and highest new-entry ‘Flatout: Ultimate Carnage’ at No3. The final new entry within the Top 40 All Formats Chart is from 505 Games with ‘Armored Core 4’ at No39 (PS3/360).