For PlayStation 2, age is just a number

Chart-Track stopped their PlayStation 2 full price chart last month. This means only one thing – they have been unable to compile one as next to no full price games have been sold.

How do we know this? Because Chart-Track made news headlines yonks ago, after they reported that they were ending the N-Gage chart as sales were failing to enter double figures. This was back when the N-Gage was still about, hence why it was deemed newsworthy at the time.

The PlayStation 2 budget chart is still going though. New release FIFA 12 – which is the first PS2 release in many months – is, as you may expect, at #1.

The rest of the chart is mildly amusing: at #2 there’s FIFA 11; at #3 Pro Evolution Soccer 11, even though Pro Evolution Soccer 12 is due out on the ageing system next week.

At #4… get ready for this… is Sensible Soccer 2006. A retailer somewhere must have found some old copies in their storeroom.

We’ll carry on shall we? At #5 there’s Guitar Hero: World Tour; #6 is Scooby Doo and the Spooky Swap, which was released late last year; Crash Bandicoot Action Pack at #7; Sega Mega Drive Collection at #8; Shin Megami Tensi: Persona 3 FES at #9; and High School Musical at #10.

Amazon still has new copies of Persona 3 in stock, so presumably that’s why it’s in the chart. With Sensible Soccer 2006 riding high, it makes us wonder what could make an appearance next week.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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