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Starcraft II Leads UK Sales In Its First Week

Blizzard’s long-awaited real-time strategy game Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty debuted at the top of the UK sales charts, surpassing the original game's lifetime sales in only its first week, announced tracking firm Chart-Track.
Blizzard’s long-awaited real-time strategy game Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty debuted at the top of the UK sales charts for the week ending July 31, tracking firm Chart-Track announced Monday. Chart-Track’s data, which only includes sales of the boxed version of Starcraft II, reveals that the sequel has already sold more in its first week than the original Starcraft sold in its entire lifetime in the UK. Disney’s Toy Story 3 and Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption rounded out the top three of the all platforms list, with Starcraft II as the only new title in the top 10 this week. Last week’s debut title, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, jumped up two places to number seven. After briefly slipping out of the top 10 last week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 reached number eight, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 returned at number 10. UK All-Platforms Top 10 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard) 2. Toy Story 3 (Disney Interactive Studios) 3. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two) 4. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft) 5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros.) 6. Just Dance (Ubisoft) 7. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Level 5) 8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 9. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) 10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 UK Individual Platforms Top 10 As it was only available on one platform, Starcraft II topped Chart-Track’s individual platforms list, which ranks sales based on sales on individual versions of a title. Two Wii-exlusives, Dance on Broadway and Just Dance rounded out the top three. 1. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard, PC) 2. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft, Wii) 3. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii) 4. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Level 5, DS) 5. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii) 6. Toy Story 3 (Disney, DS) 7. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two, Xbox 360) 8. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two, PS3) 9. Toy Story 3 (Disney, Wii) 10. Toy Story 3 (Disney, PS3)

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