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Need For Speed: Shift Topples Guitar Hero 5 In UK

Electronic Arts' racer Need For Speed: Shift debuted at number one in the UK, bumping down Activision's recently-released Guitar Hero 5 during the week, Chart-Track said Monday.
Electronic Arts' racer Need For Speed: Shift debuted at number one in the UK on the all-platforms chart, bumping down Activision's recently-released Guitar Hero 5 during the week ended September 19, Chart-Track said Monday. Need For Speed: Shift was developed by London-based Slightly Mad Studios, whose team includes members who worked on the well-received simulation racing games in the GTR PC franchise. Shift is a key step in EA's attempt to reboot the franchise, which saw flagging quality in recent releases. The PlayStation 3 version of Shift edged out the Xbox 360 version, accounting for 52 percent of the week's unit sales, Chart-Track said. The Xbox 360 version captured 44 percent, while the PC and PSP versions split the rest. Guitar Hero 5 held the top spot for just one week on the all-platforms chart, which aggregates unit sales of all versions of a given title. This week, Guitar Hero 5 fell to the number two slot. Meanwhile, rival music game The Beatles: Rock Band dropped from number four to number seven week-on-week. Aside from Shift, there was one other debut -- Bethesda-published Wet, a third-person shooter developed by A2M. UK All-Platforms Top 10 1. Need For Speed: Shift (EA) 2. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision) 3. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (Codemasters) 4. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos) 5. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) 6. Wet (Bethesda) 7. The Beatles: Rock Band (EA) 8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision) 9. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (EA) UK Individual Platforms Top 10 On the individual platforms charts, which ranks games by unit sales of individual SKUs, the PS3 version of Shift came out on top, followed by the Xbox 360 version. Wii Sports Resort held onto the number three spot, up one from the prior week. The Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero 5 dropped from second to sixth, while the Wii version rose from 11th to ninth. Meanwhile, The Beatles: Rock Band for Xbox 360 dropped from number eight to 17; the PS3 version dropped from 12 to 20. 1. Need For Speed: Shift (EA, PS3) 2. Need For Speed: Shift (EA, Xbox 360) 3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii) 4. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (Codemasters, Xbox 360) 5. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (Codemasters, PS3) 6. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision, Xbox 360) 7. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos, PS3) 8. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos, Xbox 360) 9. Guitar Hero 5 (Activision, Wii) 10. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii)

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