Easter takes a hold of the games market, with Good Friday signalling a time to settle back, meet the family and play some games. With that in mind, Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance’ manoeuvres its way back to No1 (+56%) with a third chart-topping week on the Entertainment All Formats (it was No1 in weeks 2 & 3 this year and also claims an impressive 12 out of 13 weeks of the year so far on top of the Entertainment Software Budget Price Top 40).
Square Enix’s ‘Just Cause 2’ (-21%) has to settle for No2 this week, having parachuted straight into No1 at launch last week (although keeps hold of No1 on both 360 and PS3 Full Price Charts). EA’s ‘Battlefield: Bad Company 2’ (-7%) remains at No3 and Activision Blizzard celebrate a return to the Top 5 for the first time in 5 weeks with ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ climbing 2 places to No4 (+52%) – 21 weeks since launch and MW2 still has not dropped out of the Top 10. Nintendo’s ‘Pokemon Soulsilver’ (-37%) drops 3 places to No5, ‘Wii Sports Resort’ climbs 3 places to No6 (+52%) and ‘Pokemon HeartGold’ drops 3 places to No7 (-34%).
‘FIFA 10’ celebrates a return to the Top 10 after 3 weeks just outside, up 4 places to No8 (+70%). There are no new releases within the Top 40, with only P2Games/Ubisoft’s ‘Peppa Pig: Fun and Games’ from last week entering the Top 40 at No27 (+312%). Those looking to find PQube/Zen’s ‘Blazblue: Calamity Trigger’ will be interested to learn that it was the biggest new release of week 13, but is just outside the published Entertainment Software All Prices Top 40 (you can find it on the Entertainment Software Full Price Top 40 at No38 and at No21 on 360 and No19 on PS3 Full Price Charts).