This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending May 4, highlight both to-be-released and already released games in a unique demand-specific chart.
GameFly subscribers continued to show resounding support for Activision's movie tie in Spiderman 3, as versions of the game accounted for four spots in this week's top ten all-platform chart, including the top two positions. The third most requested title for the week was Electronic Arts' upcoming Xbox 360 port of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.
What follows is a break down of the top titles requested by GameFly subscribers across each of the major platforms:
1. Spiderman 3 (Activision), 2. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Electronic Arts) 3. Shadowrun (Microsoft), 4. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Capcom), 5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (Ubisoft).
In true heroic fashion, Spiderman 3 again ranked on top of all Xbox 360 requests for the week, followed by EA's port of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Shadowrun, loosely based on FASA's popular tabletop RPG, climbed two spots from last week to grab the chart's third position.
1. Super Paper Mario (Nintendo), 2. Spiderman 3 (Activision), 3. Heatseaker (Codemasters), 4. Mario Party 8 (Nintendo) 5. Cooking Mama: Cook Off (Majesco)
Once again it was Nintendo's Super Paper Mario that remained on top of the Wii chart for the week. Activision's ever-popular Spiderman 3 stood its ground in the second position, while Codemasters' aerial combat game Heatseeker flew into the the third position for the week.
1. Spiderman 3 (Activision), 2. F.E.A.R. (Vivendi) 3. MLB 07: The Show (Sony), 4.Transformers: The Game (Activision), 5. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Tecmo).
Spiderman 3 held onto the top spot among PlayStation 3 requests for the week, followed by the port of Vivendi's F.E.A.R.. Another movie tie-in, this one for the upcoming Transformers summer action film, rolled out and claimed the week's fourth spot on the PS3 chart.
1. Spiderman 3 (Activision), 2. God of War II (Sony), 3. Shrek the Third (Activison), 4. Odin Sphere (Atlus), 5. Bully (Take Two).
Spiderman 3 again was found on top of the PlayStation 2 chart for the week, followed by Sony's ever-popular God of War II. Take Two's Rockstar-developed Bully, refusing to die, once again schooled other titles by taking the chart's fifth position for the week.
1. Halo 2 (Microsoft), 2. Ninja Gaiden Black (Tecmo), 3. Scarface: The World Is Yours (Vivendi), 4. Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts) 5. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II (LucasArts).
Microsoft's Halo 2 remained tops among Xbox requests for the week, followed by Tecmo's remixed action epic Ninja Gaiden Black. Madden NFL 08, the upcoming next edition in EA's long running NFL football franchise, climbed a spot to take fourth for the week.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo), 2. Mario Party 7 (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (Nintendo), 4. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart: Double Dash (Nintendo).
All of the top requested titled for the GameCube were first party releases, a testament to Nintendo's prowess as a first party developer and publisher. The request chart was again topped by The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, followed by multiplayer party game Mario Party 7.
1. Pokemon Diamond (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Pearl (Nintendo), 3. Spiderman 3 (Activision), 4. Wario: Master of Disguise (Nintendo), 5. Pokemon Ranger (Nintendo).
The Nintendo DS chart remained dominated by the recent releases Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, which again took the chart's top two positions for the week. Activision's upcoming Spiderman 3 ranked as the third top requested Nintendo DS release for the week, up two spots from last week.
Game Boy Advance
1. Pokemon Emerald (Nintendo), 2. Pokemon Fire Red (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon: Leaf Green (Nintendo), 4. Spiderman 3 (Activision), 5. Pokemon: Ruby (Nintendo).
Once more, it was Pokemon releases that dominated the Game Boy Advance chart, with Pokemon releases accounting for four of the five spots on the handheld's chart. Pokemon Emerald again took the top spot for the week, while the lone non-Pokemon entry came care of Spiderman 3 in the chart's fourth spot.
1. 300: March to Glory (Eidos), 2. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (Sony) 3. Prince of Persia: Rival Swords (Ubisoft), 4. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (Activision), 5. Spiderman 3 (Activision).
Finally, PSP requests were once again topped by Eidos' movie adaptation of 300, a game that has continued to dominate the portable's chart for the last several weeks in a row. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters took the week's second spot on the PSP chart, while Spiderman 3 swung into the chart's fifth position.