It has been a very slow week for new games releases, and those that managed to sneak out have suffered due to the Royal Wedding celebration, street parties, bank holidays and good old fashioned malaise surrounding the PSN fiasco. Virtua Tennis 4 and the Thor movie tie-in haven't managed to get anywhere near the Top Ten, with SEGA's latest tennis game securing a meagre 23rd place and the film companion failing to dent the top forty.
Otherwise, the top ten remains pretty much how we left it last time we checked. Portal 2, Valve's 10/10 puzzler, has topped the chart for the second week running - and thoroughly deserves to in our humble opinion. Mortal Kombat has butchered its rivals to secure another worthy second place, and the omnipresent dance/exercise thingy Zumba Fitness enjoys yet another week in the top three (thanks in part to a new release on the PS3).
Operation Flashpoint: Red River is doing rather well. The realistic shooter has sniped, crawled and drove its way into fourth place, and we're delighted to see the series enjoying another week in the sun. Elsewhere, the same old faces take up the rest of the chart; including Black Ops, Lego Star Wars III, FIFA 11 and the controversial FPS Homefront.
I hope those THQ shareholders have finally calmed down.
All Format Top 10 – Week ending 2nd May (previous chart position in parentheses)
- Portal 2 (-)
- Mortal Kombat (-)
- Zumba Fitness (+1)
- Operation Flashpoint: Red River (+2)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (-2)
- Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (-)
- FIFA 11 (-)
- Wii Fit Plus (+1)
- Homefront (+1)
- Just Dance 2 (-)