Spider-Man clings to top of chart for fifth week

Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 7 August

1 (1) Spider-Man 2
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)
2 (2) Driv3r
(PS2, Xbox)
3 (3) Shrek 2
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)
4 (5) Need for Speed Underground
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)
5 (4) Athens 2004
6 (10) Sonic Heroes
(PS2, Xbox, Cube)
7 (7) FIFA 2004
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, PSone, N-Gage)
8 (6) Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
(PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
9 (8) Formula One 04
10 (9) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)
11 (12) The Sims: Bustin' Out
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA, N-Gage)
12 (11) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, N-Gage)
13 (13) Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
(PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
14 (15) Pro Evolution Soccer 3
(PS2, PC)
15 (18) The Sims
(PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC)
16 (19) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
(PS2, PC)
17 (14) Sonic Advance 3
18 (33) The Simpsons: Hit and Run
(PS2, Cube, Xbox, PC)
19 (16) Singstar
20 (17) Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
(PS2, Xbox, Cube)

The summer release drought continues apace this week with not a single new entry in the entire top 20. Indeed, the only new entry in the entire top 40 is PS2 warsploitation first-person shooter America's 10 Most Wanted, while Tony Hawk's Underground re-enters at 40.

The upper end of the chart is virtually unchanged. Spider-Man 2 retains the top spot for a fifth week, while Driv3r and Shrek are also non-movers at two and three respectively. The big climber of the week is The Simpsons: Hit and Run, up from 33 to 18.

Expect a bit more in the way of chart excitement next week following the release of Doom 3. Could it finally knock Spider-Man off his webby perch?

Leisure software charts compiled by ChartTrack
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