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Take 2 - taking liberties

‘Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories’ hijacks the World Cup All Formats Chart, speeding up the Top 40 from No37 to No1 thanks to the launch of the PS2 version of the PSP game and becoming the fastest selling PS2 game of the year. Football also has to take a back seat to the rise of DS with the launch of the new DS Lite console pushing DS-exclusives ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ up from No4 to No3 and ‘Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends’ up from No12 to No7, while ‘Animal Crossing: Wild World’ falls from No8 to No10 despite a rise in sales of 30%. more


Top 10: A chart of two halves

Football fever grips the All Formats Top 40 with ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’ leading the way for another week (6 out of the last 8 weeks at No1). Half of the Top 10 is made up of football games and ‘FIFA’ is not the only star player, thanks to World Cup retailer promotions on ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 5’ at No5 and ‘Sensible Soccer 2006’ up from No7 to No6. more


FIFA can take the heat

The World Cup kicked off on Friday, propelling EA’s ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’ back to the top of the All Formats Top 40, but sales are down 33% across all versions. Eidos’ ‘Hitman: Blood Money’ is off target, falling from No1 to No2 with sales down by 54%. more


Double your money

‘Hitman: Blood Money’ is on target for a second week at the top of the All Formats Chart, holding off pressure from ‘FIFA World Cup Germany 2006’ which is a non-mover at No2. more