It’s no shock that 2K Games/Take 2 claim this week’s All Formats No1 as the critically acclaimed ‘Bioshock’ becomes the 2nd fastest selling Xbox 360 game (behind Gears of War). Released on both Xbox 360 and PC, ‘Bioshock’ in particular gives Microsoft’s next-gen console a noticeable boost with 88% of sales on Xbox 360 and 12% on PC, and accounts for 58% of all Xbox 360 Full Price units sales this week.
Activision’s ‘Transformers: The Game’ stalls, down one place to No2, while Nintendo’s Brain Training titles for DS continue to perform well with the original holding on to No3 and the sequel up one place to No4. Nintendo’s ‘Wii Play’ and ‘Pokemon Diamond’ aren’t so fortunate, dropping from No2 to No5 and No4 to No6 respectively, but Nintendo still have 4 games in the Top 6 (the same as last week). The film tie-ins from EA and Ubisoft continue to cling to the Top 10 with ‘Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix’ down one place to No7 and ‘Surf’s Up’ riding the No8 wave for another week. ‘Bioshock’ is not the only Top 10 new release this week as Microsoft’s ‘Blue Dragon’ also manages to help fire-up sales of the newly launched Xbox 360 Elite console, debuting at No9. Ubisoft sneak into the Top 10 with ‘Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2’ re-entering at No10 thanks to the release of the PS3 (No1 PS3 Chart) and PSP versions. The only other new entry this week is ‘Moto GP 07’ from THQ at No33.