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Well EA take the top four positions again.

FIFA isn't number one though it's now Medal of Honor claiming number one.

Still though Prince of Persia at number ten. Woo hoo!

I'd like to know the rest of the charts but websites insist on writing them out of order in paragraphs and miss many positions. I take it this is so they don't have to pay some fee?

I hate CVG. Their site has a headline saying

"BURNING RANGERS! EXCLUSIVE SHOTS, MOVIE FROM KONAMI'S LATEST"

The movie from konami's latest is in small at the bottom though.

Oh and PGR at 17? Wowzers as Inspector Gadget would say.

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1. MOH: Rising Sun

2. Need for Speed Underground

3: FIFA 2004

4: LOTR: Return of the King

5. Tony Hawk's Underground

6. True Crime: Streets of LA

7. Championship Manager 03/04

8. Simpsons: Hit and Run

9: Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup

10. Prince of Persia

11. EyeToy: Play

12. Finding Nemo

13. WWE Smackdown: Here comes the pain

14. Manhunt

15. Dance: UK

16. Mario Kart Double Dash!!

17. Project Gotham 2

18. Pro Evolution Soccer 3

19. Rugby 2004

20. Pop Idol

21. SSX 3

22. Norton Internet Security(?)

23. Tiger Woods 2004

24. Sims Makin' Magic

25. Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded

26. XIII

27. Call of Duty

28. Crash Nitro Kart

29. Rainbow Six 3

30. Arsenal Club Football

31. Pokemon Ruby

32. Colin McRae 04

33. Jak II: Renegade

34. Tomb Raider AOD

35. Pokemon Sapphire

36. Dragonball Z: Budokai 2

37. Conflict Desert Storm II

38. GTA Double Pack

39. Mario Bros 3

40. Secret weapons over Normandy

Try Spong (www.spong.com). Their news is crappy, but they present all the charts very nicely every week.

My observations: EA doing very well, claiming the biggest part of the top 10. Although these are not the games I really like, apparantly they strike a chord with the buying public, especially considering that number one and two aren't even licensed games. Too bad that the only EA game that really deserves it, SSX 3, is actually riding low at number 21. Mario Kart is apparantly not the huge hit it was supposed to be, and Project Gotham 2 has also made an underwhelming appearance in the charts at 17. Prince of Persia is still rising as I expected, because of advertising and word of mouth. I predict PoP will still be high in the charts well into early next year. Manhunt is sneaking slowly in the direction of the top 10, and I also think this one will be around for a bit longer. The GTA Double Pack is a bit of a flop though, and I wonder if Rockstar would rather have released the Xbox version before Xmas after all...

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I see 3 really good games in that whole chart.

7. Championship Manager 03/04

10. Prince of Persia

11. EyeToy: Play

18. Pro Evolution Soccer 3

21. SSX 3

27. Call of Duty

31. Pokemon Ruby

36. Dragonball Z: Budokai 2

37. Conflict Desert Storm II

40. Secret weapons over Normandy

I see 10.... depending on your definition of "really good", and, er, taste.

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I've never managed to work out if bundled games are included in sales charts since they're so opaque in the UK: they don't even include units sold.

I've also never managed to work out what effect (if any) returns have on the charts.

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Are you sure, this is multi-format we're talking about? I coulda sworn it was ten because there was huge ho ha about it.

3 actually.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=53784

Ah i must have missed the first week and picked up on the second.

As Apollo says it's all rather vague, which is surprising as the Japanese charts are always so neat. With weekly numbers sold followed by total numbers sold.

We need new charts.

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Mario Kart started at 10 i think.

There are so many games more deserving than the EA ones up top.

As for Groove not being number 1, well it is the crappy dancing mode as a whole game.

Is Groove really that bad? I was considering buying this for someone. Damn.

TTFN

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I think Prince of Persia's steady climb is being helped more by the Game £19.99 offer than by any word of mouth.

This chart is heartbraking. If PGR2 and poP cant make top 10 while need for speed underground rakes in the cash what hope is there for our childrens future?

Or our childrens children.

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Mario Kart started at 10 i think.

There are so many games more deserving than the EA ones up top.

As for Groove not being number 1, well it is the crappy dancing mode as a whole game.

Is Groove really that bad? I was considering buying this for someone. Damn.

TTFN

Groove is pants.

I've only seen it being played but it really didn't make me want to play it. Imagine the rubbish dance mode from Play but stretched out. It's like hell.

The new gamers of today need educating.

NFSU beating PGR2 just isn't right, especailly if you've played the mess that is NFSU. Stupid townies buying a game because you can stick a light under your car.

My mate swears it has the best intro ever. I slapped him and told him that V-Rally 2 had a much better intro.

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;) Pathetic, truly Pathetic :D

The future is indeed dark for the gaming masses if EA cannot be stopped, are they giving away free cars with NFSU or what?

At least Ocean had a decent French division during their occupation of the Amiga / ST, never thought I would become nostalgic for those days - RC :(

P.S. So, what are we all going to be buying over the holiday period (Aside from POP:TSOT for £19.99) then?

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;) Pathetic, truly Pathetic :D

The future is indeed dark for the gaming masses if EA cannot be stopped, are they giving away free cars with NFSU or what?

At least Ocean had a decent French division during their occupation of the Amiga / ST, never thought I would become nostalgic for those days - RC :(

EA aren't all that bad. People make them out to be this dark commercial force, that never make good games...

For sports, they are almost untouchable -FIFA 2004 is a viable alternative to PES3, although not as good, & the NBA, NFL & NHL games are very, very good, and TW2K4 is fantastic.

Battlefield 1942 is quality, as is C&C generals : Zero Hour, SSX 3, NBA Street Vol.2, Freedom Fighters, the LOTR games.

Yes, they churn out a lots of crap too - but then, what publisher doesn't?

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EA aren't all that bad. People make them out to be this dark commercial force, that never make good games...

For sports, they are almost untouchable -FIFA 2004 is a viable alternative to PES3, although not as good, & the NBA, NFL & NHL games are very, very good, and TW2K4 is fantastic.

Battlefield 1942 is quality, as is C&C generals : Zero Hour, SSX 3, NBA Street Vol.2, Freedom Fighters, the LOTR games.

Yes, they churn out a lots of crap too - but then, what publisher doesn't?

Capcom, SEGA, Nintendo. Maybe what a few average games released a year with Nintendo it's about one a year.

Not all EA games are bad. The majority are, it's when better games do worse than souless EA updates because EA chuck money behind them, that's when people cry.

Also about Groove. If your sister is really young it will probably be good. I'm talking under ten. If not it has to be a dance mat game. Much better.

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EA aren't all that bad. People make them out to be this dark commercial force, that never make good games...

For sports, they are almost untouchable -FIFA 2004 is a viable alternative to PES3, although not as good, & the NBA, NFL & NHL games are very, very good, and TW2K4 is fantastic.

Battlefield 1942 is quality, as is C&C generals : Zero Hour, SSX 3, NBA Street Vol.2, Freedom Fighters, the LOTR games.

Yes, they churn out a lots of crap too - but then, what publisher doesn't?

Anyone who has worked for Bullfrog (before the split, and subsequent formation of Lionhead) will tell you exactly how commercial EA are.

Commercialism alone, I admit, hardly differentiates EA from other publishers in today’s software industry (I won't attempt to nit-pick) but add to this their disregard for extended testing & development periods plus, near endless, corporate pressure meetings and you are left with, on average, a product that not only under-whelms but attests to its necessarily large marketing budget.

EA specialised in sports titles because;

1] As a westernised company they could target the sport-heavy lifestyle of the fringe consumer and attach a £ value to our obsessions.

2] Players, and sometimes teams, change frequently and, to the obsessed, this renders a game either obsolete or mere stopgap. This enables an annual, or seasonal, pit-stop (comprising: quick code reshuffle, engine swap {reused from a newer title} and marketing tyre change) that would put any ‘formula one’ crew to shame.

Taking into account my opinion that a sturdy game with nice control and good features is complete / timeless. I would have to say that ‘almost untouchable’ sounds a little strong, given that: Sega, Gremlin and Konami have produced more complete sports titles - RC

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I'm surprised Simpsons are doing so well. I believe this is the first good Simpsons game. Although Bart's Nightmare on the snes was okay too.

Krusty's Super Fun House was a decent little game.

No it wasn't! ;)

Rat-trap was 'a decent little game', Krusty's Super Fun House was a layer of animators perspex laid over the top of it - RC

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