UK Sales Chart – Week ending June 21st

Solid Snake fought a hard battle, but in the end Hideo Kojima’s complex masterwork was no match for the simplistic charms that Lego can bring. Of course this may have something to do with the fact that Metal Gear is in a committed relationship with the PS3, whereas Indy will waggle his whip with any platform.

1. Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Traveller’s Tales)
2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots (Konami Digital)
3. Alone In The Dark (Eden Studios)
4. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
5. Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)
6. Race Driver: GRID (Codemasters)
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Neversoft)
8. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix)
9. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
10. Top Spin 3 (Pam Development)
11. Sid Meier’s Civilisation Revolution (Firaxis)
12. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
13. Sports Island (Hudson)
14. Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What To Eat? (Nintendo)
15. Ninja Gaiden II (Team Ninja)
16. UEFA Euro 2008 Austria-Switzerland (EA Canada)
17. Cooking Mama 2 (Cooking Mama Limited)
18. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami Digital)
19. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
20. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)

It seems that the negative press that surrounded the launch of Atari’s Alone In The Dark didn’t dampen enthusiasm for the title too much, as it entered the charts this week at Number 3. Keep an eye out later this week for the review you can trust from DarkZero.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a PSP game enter the top 20, but Crisis Core has finally been released in Europe and the Final Fantasy name has helped it enter into the top 10. The fact that it’s a half-decent PSP game hasn’t hurt either.

As Wimbledon begins this week, 2K Games have decided that now would be a good time to release Top Spin 3, and it seems to have been a smart move as the game managed to scrape a place in the top 10. Does anyone else feel that we’ve already seen the pinnacle of tennis games, and that there’s nothing left to improve on?

We’ve also seen another ‘non-game’ entry in the charts this week, with the release of Cooking Guide on Nintendo’s DS. Apparently ASDA shoppers couldn’t get enough of this game and snapped up 10,000 copies within the first hour of it being on sale. ASDA also reported they’d seen a 75% increase in sales of food items that are needed as ingredients for recipes in the game. It seems that Mums really can’t get enough of Nintendo!

Is it the Mums who are also buying New Super Mario Bros? Mario’s 2D DS adventure squeezed Mario Kart DS out of the top 20. Sales of Wii Fit also dropped sharply this week, but maybe it’ll sell more next week when everyone will be fat after using Cooking Guide…

Unsurprisingly Iron Man: The Video game has now dropped out of the top 20, but even that didn’t fall as far as Haze, which was even outsold by Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour…