Top 20: Bond remains UK favourite

Official ELSPA Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 13 March

1 (1)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA)
2 (NE)
(PS2, Xbox)
3 (2)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)
4 (3)
(Xbox, PC)
5 (NE)
6 (5)
7 (7)
8 (NE)
(PS2, PC)
9 (4)
10 (6)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)
11 (9)
(PS2, Gamecube, PC, GBA)
12 (10)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, PSone, GBA)
13 (8)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)
14 (NE)
(PS2, PC)
15 (13)
(PS2, PC)
16 (11)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)
17 (12)
(PS2, Xbox, PC)
18 (19)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA)
19 (RE)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)
20 (14)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)

It's three weeks at number one for Britain's best known fictional spy, as James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing continues to thrill the gaming masses.

New entries have made quite a strong showing with three newbies making it into the top 10. Coming straight in at number two, LMA Manager 2004 manages to beat the rest of the field in its debut week apart from the resilient Mr Bond. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles does well in nailing the fifth spot, especially if you consider that it's only available for Gamecube.

The last of the new entries to chart in the top 10 is, perhaps, the most surprising of the lot with Cricket 2004 waving the willow for the white-clad brigade. Ubi Soft's budget priced Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm brings up the rear for the new titles, managing a respectable 14.

The rest of the chart has little of real interest apart from Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex making a return to the top 20 after hovering on its fringes.

It's not a great week for releases next week so we don't expect the charts to change very much over the next seven days. That won't be the case come 26 March as such delights as Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes finally arrive.

Leisure software charts compiled by ChartTrack
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