UK Charts – Week Ending 24th May 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV has retained its number one position in the UK All Format charts for a fourth week running despite strong debuts for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (PC) and Haze (PS3). Both new releases charted at numbers two and three respectively.

Obviously we have no interest in Age of Conan as its a PC title (we’re a console site remember) but what we can say is that it is the biggest selling PC game of 2008 so far. On more familiar ground, Haze which has received much criticism from the press worldwide has debuted at three and Ubisoft will surely be happy with that and will put the performance down to a pretty heavy advertising campaign on television.

Of more interest to those who were appalled at the high pricing for EA’s Rock Band, the game has made an impressive debut at six. However the game itself retails at a normal pricing point. However of those buying the game, only a quarter of those brought an Instrumental pack as well which is a pretty poor figure. Which begs the question, what are the other 75% playing with, their fingers?

Last week’s number two, Wii Fit has dramatically fallen outside the Top 40 admist continuing stock shortages across the UK. Pretty drastic and a dent on sales if they can’t even manage to make the list…

Mario and Sonic at the Olympics is still selling like hotcakes at number 4 (when will the sales end?) while PES 2008 is at 7 and Mario Kart Wii at 8 (though this is suffering stock problems too!).

You can check out the full Top 40 over at Chart-track.

Rob Rymond

Currently residing between Solihull and Stoke, Rob is training to be a professional journalist at Staffordshire University. He has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been writing for 7 years despite only being 19. He thrives on news and reporting it but also dabbles with reviews as well from time to time. Outside of video games he is also a radio broadcaster (or DJ to me and you) and spends time with his girlfriend.

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