Neither alien invasion nor automotive assault has been able to topple Rockstar's GTA: Liberty City Stories, which retains its lead at the top of the all formats chart for the fifth consecutive week.
Take-Two secures its fourth week at the top with GTA: Liberty City Stories, the publisher's long awaited FPS Prey marking this week's highest new entry at number 2.
No changes at the top of the chart this week, Rockstar retaining its grip on the number one position for a third consecutive week, leaving Mario waiting impatiently in second place once again.
Nintendo's latest DS title, New Super Mario Bros, has recorded the second biggest launch week ever for a DS title in the UK - but it wasn't enough to move the PS2 version of GTA Liberty City Stories off the top of the weekly software charts.
England may still be clinging to the hope of a World Cup win, but the dream is over for EA this week as Rockstar moves back into Liberty City and climbs straight to the top of the charts.
Continuing our in-depth look at last year's sales report, Kristan picks over the DS and PSP's first years and even spends a bit of time on the Game Boy Advance. All data taken from Chart-Track's annual report, used with permission.
DS: Double Trouble?
Having launched back in March 2005, Nintendo's new handheld had almost a six-month head-start on Sony's PSP, but, in the final 2005 reckoning still found itself overtaken by the more powerful, more expensive machine. DS game sales accounted for an impressive-sounding 1.66m units, or three per cent of all games sold. By value, DS titles accounted for 3.4 per cent of the entire market with £4.14m.
So here's the thing. Imagine you're the development studio behind one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time. You've had hit after hit, praise heaped upon praise and you've created games so good that people have gone out and bought consoles just to play the beggars.
Rockstar has revealed more details of the merry band of violent mobsters, bent cops, dirty pervos and corrupt transsexuals we can expect to meet in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, coming to PSP on October 28.
No pressure or anything, Rockstar, but there are a few million people out there who are slightly interested in the fact you've got a brand new Grand Theft Auto title out at the end of October. Best make it a good 'un.