Midnight Club 3 on top

Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 23 April

1 (2) Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition
(PS2, Xbox)
2 (NE) Lego Star Wars
(PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
3 (1) FIFA Street
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)
4 (4) Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)
5 (5) Gran Turismo 4
6 (3) Doom 3
(Xbox, PC)
7 (NE) Jade Empire
8 (8) World Snooker Championship 2005
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
9 (6) Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
10 (15) The Punisher
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
11 (7) World of Warcraft
12 (16) Super Mario 64 DS
13 (12) The Simpsons Hit & Run
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)
14 (11) Predator Concrete Jungle
(PS2, Xbox)
15 (9) The Sims 2 University
16 (19) Robots
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, DS, GBA)
17 (NE) Stronghold 2
18 (13) Full Spectrum Warrior
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
19 (10) TimeSplitters Future Perfect
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)
20 (14) The Incredibles
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)

After four weeks at the top, FIFA Street has finally succumbed to the combined might of Midnight Club 3 - which moves up to number one - and Lego Star Wars, which debuts at two. It's a close-run competition though, with MC3 only clear by 483 sales.

Microsoft's Jade Empire makes it into the top 10, entering at seven, despite being an Xbox-only title. The only other top 20 new entry comes from Take 2 and their siege-warfare RTS for PC, Stronghold 2, which settles at 17.

There are big chart slips for time-bending FPS TimeSplitters Future Perfect, down nine to 19, while Metal Gear Solid 3 drops from 18 to 28.

Elsewhere, Unreal Championship 2 The Liandri Conflict is placed at 25, making it the final new entry to hit the top 40. Championship Manager 5 drops to 29 but, with the release of the PS2 and Xbox versions this week, it may well see a rise in next week's chart.

The biggest game due for release in the week ahead is Star Fox Assault for Gamecube but, with a fair number of disappointing reviews for the sequel, a high chart position may evade the foxy fighter.

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