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30/Oct/2004

GTA: San Andreas - crime does pay - BIG

Two years ago Rockstar’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’ (PS2) overtook ‘Metal Gear Solid 2’ (PS2) as the fastest selling game in the UK, more than doubling the sales of Konami’s title and breaking a quarter of a million sales in one week. It was thought that no game could smash the records so comprehensively again, but this week ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ (PS2) has rewritten the record books, more than doubling Vice City’s launch week sales and breaking half a million sales in one week (575,156 units / £20.6m across all Chart Track panel retailers with estimated total market sales of 677,000 / £24.2m) – and these are the sales over just 2 days of trading (Friday/Saturday).
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23/Oct/2004

EA's FIFA 2005 is back at the top of the table

EA’s multi-format ‘FIFA 2005’ (down 42%) reclaims the No1 spot from Konami’s PS2-only ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 4’ (down 47%) which drops to No2 in the All Formats Entertainment Top 40. However ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 4’ is still No1 in the PS2 Full Price Chart ahead of FIFA.
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16/Oct/2004

Konami beats FIFA at its own game

Konami’s PS2-only ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 4’ topples EA’s multi-format ‘FIFA 2005’ to top the All Formats Entertainment Software Chart, knocking ‘FIFA 2005’ down to No2 with a difference of only 1,500 units between the two rival football games.
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09/Oct/2004

FIFA 2005 scores first on debut ahead of record breaking Fable

EA’s multi-format football phenomenon ‘FIFA 2005’ shoots straight into No1 in the Entertainment Software Top 40 with last week’s No1 ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ (PS2/XB/PC) feeling the effects of the dark side, sliding to No8 (down 59% across all formats).
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02/Oct/2004

Strong Star Wars sales lead to No1, No1 leads to...

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ (PS2/XB/PC) from Lucasarts/Activision forces EA’s ‘The Sims 2’ down to No2 to claim the coveted No1 spot in the Top 40 Entertainment Software Chart.
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