GT5 Prologue starts at No. 1


Sony’s first PS3 Gran Turismo title is a taster of things to come - ‘Gran Turismo 5: Prologue’ debuts at No1 and is released as a budget title.

This happened before with the launch of ‘GT4: Prologue’ on PS2 in June 2004…10 months later the full product was launched (Gran Turismo 4, March 2005). ‘GT5: Prologue’ becomes the fastest-selling PS3 title within a week (19th overall), beating previous title-holder ‘Resistance: Fall of Man’ (back at the launch of PS3 in week 12, 2007). Ubisoft drop to No2 (-50%) after debuting at No1 last week with ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2’ (360/PS3). Sega’s Wii/DS ‘Mario and Sonic’ (-19%) suffers a similar fate, dropping one place to No3. Konami climb 7 places to No4 (+109%) with ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2008’. The latest version to launch is Wii, claiming just over half of total sales, supplementing a DS version (Feb 08) and a PSP version (early Mar 08) and ‘PES08’ is now available on the same 7 formats as ‘FIFA 08’ which launched in late Sep 07. Activision drop one place to No5 with ‘Guitar Hero III’ (+8%) and Sega climb 4 places to No6 with last week’s other big new entry, ‘Sega Superstars Tennis’ on Wii/DS/360/PS3 (+25%). Also of note this week are new-entries ‘Viking: Battle for Asgard’ from Sega on 360/PS3 at No8 (67% on 360), EA’s ‘Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath’ (No16), Sega’s ‘House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return’ (No21) and Sony’s PSP ‘God of War: Chains of Olympus’ (No29).

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