Juiced downed by Madagascar

July 19th by Ben Parfitt

Following the release of its silver screen Hollywood cousin, Activision’s Madagascar has leapfrogged THQ’s chart-topping double act to claim top spot in the all formats top 40 after debuting three weeks ago in 12th spot.

THQ’s Destroy All Humans and Juiced hold onto to second and third spot respectively, a great achievement for the publisher. EA’s Medal of Honor: European Assault stands firm in the top five, though the former chart-topper does slip to number four.

Sony’s epic battler God of War debuts in a respectable fifth place, with the publisher hoping that the much-celebrated brawler at least retains this position going into the summer holidays.

EA’s Cricket 2005 slips two places to sixth whilst Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas sits in seventh spot for the second consecutive week. Activision’s other movie tie-in, Fantastic 4, enters the charts in only eighth place, but with the cinematic release at the end of the week expect a significantly higher position to come.

Eidos and Giant’s Lego Star Wars still maintains a fierce Force-choke on the charts, teetering on the edge of the top ten in ninth spot whilst LucasArts’ official movie tie-in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith must feel that its powers are growing weak as it slips ever lower, occupying 10th place.

A noticeable absentee from the top ten is Capcom’s obscure cel-shaded shooter Killer 7, which debuts in 15th spot, with the GameCube version accounting for 67 per cent of overall sales.


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