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Madagascar holds no.1

Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 6 August

1 (2) Madagascar
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA, DS)
2 (5) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
3 (1) Brian Lara International Cricket 2005
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
4 (3) Fantastic 4
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)
5 (6) Destroy All Humans
(PS2, Xbox)
6 (4) Medal of Honor European Assault
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)
7 (7) Cricket 2005
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
8 (10) Lego Star Wars
(PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
9 (8) Juiced
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
10 (9) Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
11 (11) Pro Evolution Soccer 4
(PS2, Xbox)
12 (25) Worms 4 Mayhem
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
13 (14) Battlefield 2
(PC)
14 (17) Championship Manager 5
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
15 (13) God of War
(PS2)
16 (12) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
(PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA, DS)
17 (RE) TimeSplitters Future Perfect
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)
18 (20) Star Wars Battlefront
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
19 (16) Need for Speed Underground 2
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA, DS)
20 (15) Tekken 5
(PS2)

Despite a humungous 31% drop in sales, Activision's Madagascar animal party roars on at the top of the tree, fending off Take 2's sweet-toothed challenger Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is the only game in the top 10 to enjoy increased sales this week (up by 6%).

The remainder of the top 10 is a lethargic shuffling of positions with no new entries making it into the elite flight. In fact, the entire chart remains relatively inactive thanks to a meagre offering of new releases and summer holiday pursuits occupying the time - and money - of gamers.

Codemasters' Worms 4 Mayhem wriggles its way up to 12 from 25 after last week's PC release, while TimeSplitters Future Perfect hurtles back into the chart at 17 following its re-release with a budget price tag. Empire's International Cricket Captain Ashes 05 is this week's solitary new entry, running in at 32.

Next week's release schedule remains depressingly barren, with only a handful of fairly uninspiring releases blowing about among the tumbleweed. A World of Warcraft special bundle pack (with Zboard and Keyset) is the most interesting prospect, unless you're a Pac-fan, in which case you're spoilt for choice with two new GBA titles, Pac-Man Pinball and Pac-Man World 2. Waka-waka.

Leisure software charts compiled by ChartTrack
(C) 2005 (UK) Ltd

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