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30/Aug/2005

Brian Lara passes 4th test to stay at No1

England’s dramatic victory in the 4th Test of the Ashes has a significant effect on sales of Codemasters’ ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC) which hits a 4th week at No1 in the All Formats Entertainment Chart, up 35% in sales, more than double that of the No2 title, Activision’s multi-format ‘Madagascar’.
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22/Aug/2005

Not out! Brian Lara No1 in an unchanged batting order

In another quiet week for the software market, the Top 3 games in the All Formats Entertainment Chart are all non-movers with Codemasters’ ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC) holding on to No1 followed by Activision’s multi-format movie licenses ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Fantastic 4’ sticking to No2 and No3 respectively. More sales are squeezed from THQ’s ‘Juiced’ (PS2/XB/PC) with retailer reductions pushing it back up the chart from No9 to No4.
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15/Aug/2005

Howzat! Brian Lara gets a second innings at No1

Last week Activision’s six format ‘Madagascar’ returned to No1 in the All Formats Top 40 - this week it is Codemasters turn. ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC) is back at the top, up from No3, while ‘Madagascar’ drops one place to No2.
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08/Aug/2005

Madagascar emerges as leader of Chart's Fantasic Four

Activision’s six-format ‘Madagascar’ regains No1 in the All Formats Chart, up from No2, despite dropping 31% in sales. Last weeks’ No1, Codemasters’ ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC) is relegated to No3 in the batting order (although holds on to No1 in the Xbox Chart). Take 2’s five-format ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ has a tasty third week of release, being the only Top 10 game to increase in sales (up 6%, climbing from No5 to No2). Activision’s ‘Fantastic 4’ slips down one place to No4, but grabs No1 in the PS2 Full Price Chart. There is only 1000 units separating No1 in the All Formats Chart from No4, giving the All Formats Top 40 its very own fantastic 4 games, each selling almost double that of the next highest title: THQ’s ‘Destroy All Humans’ – up one place to No5.
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01/Aug/2005

Brian Lara has record breaking second innings

Codemasters’ ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2005’ (PS2/XB/PC) bowls out Activision’s ‘Madagascar’, stepping up to the crease to become the first cricket game to make it to No1 in the All Formats Entertainment Chart since this chart began back in 1997.
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