Lego Indy whips up a storm


LucasArts put the skids on GTA IV’s 5-week run at the top of the All Formats Chart with the multi-format ‘Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures’ outselling it this week by almost 3 to 1.

Released 2 weeks after the new Indiana Jones film, and on the back of a successful run of Lego-themed Star Wars titles, LucasArts claims top spot for the first time since ‘Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy’ back in W38 2006. Sales are split relatively evenly across the formats with the Wii version the most successful, while the PS2 version outsells the PS3 version (Wii 27%, Xbox 360 22%, PS2 20%, PS3 17%, DS 13%, PC 2%). All versions (except PC) top their respective charts with GTA IV down to No2 on Xbox 360 and PS3. GTA IV only just manages to grab No2 in the All Formats Chart after a 44% drop in sales, pressured by Codemasters’ ‘Race Driver: GRID’ which has to settle for a drop of one place to No3 (3,000 sales separating it from GTA IV). Microsoft claim No6 in the All Formats Chart with ‘Ninja Gaiden II’ (No3 in the Xbox 360 Chart), while a new entry from Namco Bandai/Atari – ‘Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit’ at No11 and a new Wii party game ‘Sports Island’ from Konami at No14 just fail to break into the All Formats Top 10. Renewed stock of ‘Link’s Crossbow Training’ sees it re-enter at No24, while the release of the PC version of ‘Mass Effect’ pushes it back into the All Formats Chart at No26, with a No2 debut on the PC chart.

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