It's all Doom 3 and gloom at the top

Top 20: Athens 2004 goes for gold but the shooter from hell reigns supreme

Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 21 August

1 (1) Doom 3
2 (3) Athens 2004
3 (2) Spider-Man 2
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)
4 (NE) Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow
5 (4) Driv3r
(PS2, Xbox)
6 (7) Shrek 2
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)
7 (6) Need for Speed Underground
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)
8 (5) The Chronicles of Riddick
9 (8) Formula One 04
10 (9) FIFA 2004
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, PSone, N-Gage)
11 (11) America's 10 Most Wanted
12 (10) The Sims: Bustin' Out
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA, N-Gage)
13 (16) Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
(PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
14 (RE) Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
(PS2, Xbox, Cube)
15 (12) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)
16 (17) Catwoman
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)
17 (14) The Sims
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC)
18 (NE) International Cue Club
19 (15) Sonic Heroes
(PS2, Xbox, Cube)
20 (NE) Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction

With the Olympics in full flow, it's unsurprising that Athens 2004 gets a second wind and challenges for first place with a 55% increase in sales over last week. However, demon-slaying gameplay prevails and Doom 3 retains its number one position, with Athens having to settle for the second slot.

There are three new entries to the top 20 and it's Ubisoft's Xbox-exclusive Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow that excels by coming straight in at number four. Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction scrapes in at 20 in its second week of release.

Retail promotions have also been a feature of this week's game sales with Medal of Honor: Rising Sun leaping from 24 to 14, while the cheap and cheerful International Cue Club breaks in at 18.

Expect things to change significantly over the next month with many budget titles vying for you cash - notably Homeworld 2, Knights of the Old Republic and The Simpsons: Hit and Run - alongside new releases such as Sudeki, Conflict: Vietnam, Juiced, ShellShock: Nam '67, Burnout 3: Takedown, Resident Evil: Outbreak, Second Sight and Sims 2.

Leisure software charts compiled by ChartTrack
(C) 2004 (UK) Ltd


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