Gran Turismo 5 should be very big

Slight shock-horror – Gran Turismo 5: Prologue has reached the top of the all-format charts, making it the fastest selling PS3 game to date and possibly the first PlayStation 3 game to take the chart’s top spot – perhaps, we haven’t actually bothered to research that, feel free to find out and correct us. The even more shocking thing? The chart only counts sales of the Blu-ray retail package, ignoring sales of the game downloaded via the PSN Store (as we bought it). The horrifying element – it’s a demo that people are paying £25 for. People are buying it though, so now we’ve all justified Sony’s strategy of selling us demos. What fools we are!

In other chart news: everything else is pretty much the same in the top ten, but Sega’s Viking: Battle for Asgard is a new entry at #8. The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return makes it in at #21, and God of War: Chains of Olympus enters at #29 which isn’t too terrible for a PSP exclusive. Capping off the chart is Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz which makes a feeble entry at #40, which is probably deserved seeing as Sega have milked those monkeys on every format possible. It’s probably not a bad game, though they’re clearly whoring the franchise now, even on the bloody iPhone.

Next week: Dark Sector might enter the charts, that looks vaguely alright. April 18th sees the release of UEFA Euro 2008, which we’re strangely excited about – the demo (available on both Xbox Live and the PSN Store) is very good, similar to Fifa 08 but with a few things (speed, controls, response) immensely improved. Some people are saying it’s the best football game around, which is odd for a licensed EA title.

Adam Philbin

Adam is the human male who gave birth to the website you're looking at, with or without the help of glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. Today he designs apps by day and entertains toddlers by night.

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