Harry Potter conjures up a second week at No1

09/Jul/2007

The new Harry Potter film is not due for release in cinemas until July 12th, but the video game ‘Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix’ is already in its second week at the top of the All Formats Chart, magically holding on to No1 with a 29% rise in sales, despite competition from Nintendo’s ‘More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima’ which gets its sums right with help from Nicole Kidman, up 3 places from No5 to No2.


In reaching No2 in the All Formats Chart ‘More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima’ goes one better than its elder brother whose highest All Formats Chart position was No3 (in its third week of release - week 25 2006). Activision reign over the No3 position for a second week with ‘Shrek the Third’ boosted by strong sales of the PS2 version (knocking Potter off top spot in the PS2 Full Price chart). ‘The Darkness’ slips from No2 to No4, but should bounce back at the end of the month when Take 2 release the PS3 version. Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil 4’ falls one place to No5, while ‘Wii Play’ jumps up the chart from No10 to No6. ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas’ is a non-mover at No7, while ‘Forza Motorsport’ slips 2 places to No8. There are now 8 different publishers represented in the All Formats Top 10 with Nintendo the only company with more than one Top 10 game thanks to ‘More Brain Training’, ‘Wii Play’ and the reappearance of the original ‘Dr Kawashima’ in the Top 10, up from No12 to No10. The only new entry in the All Formats Top 40 is the PS3 ‘Ninja Gaiden: Sigma’ from Eidos at No19 (No2 in the PS3 Chart behind ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas’), one place behind the UK publisher’s ‘Tomb Raider: Anniversary’, which falls one place to No18.


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