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Mario & Sonic On Course To Top UK Holidays

With no major new releases to come, the UK sales charts have begun to solidify, with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games remaining at the top of both the individual unit and combined formats charts – with the Brain Training games close behind
With no major new releases to come, the UK sales charts have begun to solidify, with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games remaining at the top of both the individual unit and combined formats charts. The biggest obstacle to Mario & Sonic’s victory now is whether limited supplies of Wii hardware will curtail the game’s success – part of which is owed to the title being included in many unofficial retail bundles. Additional stock of the console does appear to have arrived recently in the UK, with the re-appearance of Wii Play at number eight in the charts a reliable indicator of increasing stock levels. In the combined sales chart, Call of Duty 4 has moved up one place to number two, with FIFA 08 also moving up one to number three. According to Chart-Track, only 2,500 sales separate the top three titles across all their format versions. This has left previous Christmas number one favorite Need for Speed: ProStreet down two places at number four, just ahead of the static The Simpsons Game. Although Mario & Sonic is outselling the next best selling Wii title, Super Mario Galaxy, by a factor of more than 2:1, all of the seven exclusives in the combined formats top twenty are for either the Wii or Nintendo DS – with Mario & Sonic itself being the only one not published by Nintendo. Back in the individual unit charts, Brain Training (aka Brain Age) remains at number two, with More Brain Training (aka Brain Age 2) moving up one place to number three. Call of Duty 4 on the Xbox 360 actually moves down one place to number four, with Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii up three places to number five.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormat
11Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesSegaWii
22Dr Kawashima's Brain TrainingNintendoDS
35More Brain Training from Dr KawashimaNintendoDS
43Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareActivision360
58Super Mario GalaxyNintendoWii
66Assassin's CreedUbisoft360
77Need for Speed: ProStreetEAPS2
8REWii PlayNintendoWii
94Mario Party 8NintendoWii
1012Big Brain Academy for WiiNintendoWii
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA Ltd

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