Home Video Essentials (a division of Rentrak Corporation) has released a preliminary list of the top renting videogames for the week ending July 11, 2004.
1. Spider-Man 2 – PS2
2. DRIV3R – PS2
3. Spider-Man 2 – Xbox
4. DRIV3R – Xbox
5. Red Dead Revolver – PS2
6. Need for Speed: Underground – PS2
7. NBA Ballers – PS2
8. Full Spectrum Warrior – Xbox
9. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury – Xbox
10. Red Dead Revolver – Xbox
Another Xbox-heavy list, similar to the list GameFly put out a few days ago. For the most part, it appears that on-line renters (GameFly) and brick-and-mortar renters (Rentrak) are seeking out the same games. The interesting difference between the two lists is that the on-line folks rented Chronicles of Riddick and Way of the Samurai 2 onto the GameFly list, while the brick-and-mortar folks eschewed those two for NBA Ballers and Red Dead Revolver.
Spider-Man 2 (PS2) brought in $852,488 in weekly earnings to take the top spot, DRIV3R (PS2) was second with $636,226.