Just to prove that I’m utterly rubbish, my prediction that Unreal Tournament III for Xbox 360 might do very well in the chart has not exactly come true. It is the highest new entry, but that’s only at #18.
It’s as you were at the top of the chart, with Super Smash Bros: Brawl still at #1, followed by Battlefield: Bad Company and Lego Indiana Jones. Big Beach Sports moves up one to #4, and Beijing 2008 rises from #9 to #5. The Olympic goodness extends to Mario & Sonic’s attempt, which jumps three back into the top ten at #8.
Buzz! Quiz TV for PlayStation 3 enters at #22; Pokemon Mystery Dungeon enters at #30 and #35 in its Time and Darkness incarnations respectively. echochrome doesn’t even manage to get into the PSP top 20; similarly no room for either of Square-Enix’s retro revamps in the Nintendo DS top 40.
With the film’s release, Kung Fu Panda’s second week on sale is a significant improvement, moving up from #40 to #9. Expect something similar to happen to WALL-E – new this week but not in the top 40 – when it hit cinemas in a couple of weeks.