EA’s ‘Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun’ remains No1 in the All Formats Chart for a third week in succession with EA still at No2 and No3 although the titles switch positions - ‘Need For Speed: Underground’ (PS2/XB/GC/PC) is now No2 and the 6 formats of ‘FIFA 2004’ are No3.
Unlike last week however, EA cannot keep the Top 4 as Vivendi’s ‘The Simpsons: Hit & Run’ (PS2/XB/GBA/PC) enjoys an incredible sales week, leapfrogging EA’s ‘Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King’ to take No4. The aforementioned Tolkien title drops one place to No5, although it will be interesting to see if the release of the film during week 51 will have a marked effect on sales. This week’s big mover is Atari’s PS2/XB/GBA ‘Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines’, up from No34 to No10 and enjoying some strong retailer price promotion. EA enter at No17 with ‘Total Club Manager 2004’ thanks to the new PS2 version which joins the existing PC and Xbox versions.