Mario and Sonic still running rings around opposition

03/Mar/2008

Sega’s ‘Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games’ still hasn’t run out of puff at the top of the All Formats Chart, leading for a third consecutive week and notching up its 6th week in total at the top, despite competition from 4 All Formats Top 10 new entries.


Ubisoft find themselves at No3 with ‘Lost: The Video Game’ on 360/PS3/PC debuting ahead of THQ’s newcomer ‘Frontlines: Fuel of War’ on 360/PC at No4, but by only 153 sales. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 RPG ‘Lost Odyssey’ is the third highest new entry at No6 continuing a trend this week of new releases with the word ‘lost’ in the title (Capcom’s ‘Lost Planet: Extreme Condition’ is new on PS3 this week, but just misses out on a Top 40 placing). EA’s ‘The Sims 2: Freetime’ rounds off the new releases at No10. Strong sales of the white Nintendo DS Lite Brain Training bundle contribute to a boost of 24% in DS Lite hardware sales, helping the original Brain Training game reach No2 for only the second time in the All Formats Chart, up from No3, while the sequel jumps back into the Top 10, up from No15 to No7. The original Kawashima is now No1 in the DS Chart for the 41st time, taking back the top spot from ‘Mario & Sonic’. Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2008’ re-enters the All Formats Top 10, up from No27 to No9 thanks to the release of the PSP version (No1 in the PSP chart). There are new No1s in every major individual format chart this week, including ‘Lost: The Video Game’ at No1 on PS3, ‘Frontlines: Fuel of War’ No1 on Xbox 360 and ‘The Sims 2: Freetime’ No1 on PC.


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