This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending June 30, highlights the popularity surrounding already released games, as well as giving an excellent hint as to what game titles might be popular in the future.
The week's requests from GameFly customers were dominated by titles for the Xbox 360 platform, with Sega and From Software's upcoming Xbox 360 mech combat title, Chromehounds on top for the week. Take-Two and Human Head's upcoming Xbox 360 first-person shooter Prey was the second most requested title on the chart, followed by Ubisoft's Taito-developed Xbox 360 aerial combat game, Over G Fighters.
Electronic Arts' upcoming release of Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II for the Xbox 360 was the fourth most requested title for the week, followed by Capcom's upcoming Xbox 360 release, Dead Rising, which has players fending off a zombie attack at a shopping mall. NCAA Football 07, which ships for the Xbox 360, as well as the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PSP on July 18, was the sixth most popular title for the week.
Eidos' multiplatform release, Hitman: Blood Money was the seventh most requested game for the week, followed by Namco Bandai's PlayStation 2 release, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja. Microsoft and Epic Games Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War was the ninth most requested game for the week. The top game requests for the week were rounded out by Activision's upcoming Xbox 360 World War II shooter, Call of Duty 3, which is expected to ship in Q4 2006.