This weekâ€™s chart finally proves that the Resident Evil franchise is no longer symbolic with PlayStation – 55% of Resident Evil 5 copies sold so far have been on Xbox 360 with the remainder on PlayStation 3. Itâ€™s #1 in the chart and has become Capcomâ€™s biggest launch ever, outselling the rest of the top 10 titles combined. It also becomes Capcomâ€™s second #1 of the year so far with the first being the magnificent Street Fighter IV.
The rest of the top 10 has had a shuffle – last weekâ€™s #1 Empire: Total War drops to #8, Halo Wars falls from #5 to #9 while Killzone 2 goes from #2 to #5. Street Fighter IV is out of the top #10 now, from #7 to #13, but I doubt that Capcom are too bothered.
The apparently average SOCOM: US Navy Seals Confrontation is the next highest new entry at #11, followed by Disneyâ€™s DS game Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force at #16. I had a sneaky suspicion that this would do quite well. Sonic and the Black Knight dashes in at #30. Itâ€™s not very good, so with a bit of luck it wonâ€™t go bounding high next week. This weekâ€™s biggest faller is Silent Hill: Homecoming, which goes from #13 to #39.
In the single format charts Persona 4 takes the top of the PlayStation 2 while Championship Paintball 2009 arrives at #33 in the Xbox 360 chart. Splat!