Mario and Sonic set the pace for 08


Sega’s ‘Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games’ is the longest serving All Formats No1 so far this year, notching up a third week in total at the top of the chart.

It was boosted last week by a strong second week showing from the DS version, however this week it is renewed stock of the Wii version which helps it hold on to top spot. The Wii version this week accounts for 58% of sales compared to a feeble 7% last week. Sega’s title outsells Activision’s ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ at No2 by nearly 4 to 1, while ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ moves to its highest All Format Chart position so far this year, up from No7 to No3. There are now 4 Nintendo ‘Training’ games in the All Formats Top 20 - the remaining ones being ‘More Brain Training’ at No15, ‘Sight Training’ at No17 and ‘Maths Training’ at No18. Capcom’s ‘Devil May Cry 4’ slips from No2 to No4 with sales down 54% on last week. Midway breaks into the All Formats Top 10 with ‘Game Party’ for Wii up from No15 to No6 in its second week and ‘Unreal Tournament III’ is a re-entry at No9 - new on PS3 this week. Midway now has 2 All Formats Top 10 games this week, the same number as both Nintendo and EA. EA’s ‘FIFA Street 3’ debuts outside the Top 10 at No11 (the original debuted at No3, while FIFA Street 2 debuted at No1), while ‘Cooking Mama 2’ (+89%) is hotting up, rising from No33 to No12 in its second week of release. There is only one other Top 40 new entry this week – Sega’s ‘Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity’ at No37.

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