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UK Charts: CoD: World At War Entrenches At Number One

Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War has solidified its position at the top of the UK game sales charts, with Eidos’ Tomb Raider: Underworld and EA’s Need for Speed: Undercover and Left 4 Dead failing to debut in the top 10.
Treyarch and Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War has solidified its position at the top of the UK sales charts, despite a fall in demand of 51 percent. Nonetheless, combined sales of the game on all platforms outsold the runner up, EA’s FIFA 09, by a factor of 2.5 to 1. Despite another week full of new releases, there was not a single new entry in the top ten, with the rest of the chart dominated by Nintendo titles. Sales of Mario Kart Wii were up 33 percent at number three, Wii Fit rose 45 percent at number four, Brain Training (aka Brain Age) was up 46 percent at number five and Wii Play rose 22 percent at number six. Also appearing in the top 10 for the first time was Wii Music, with second week sales increasing by 67 percent to help the Wii exclusive title to reach number seven. Even co-production Sonic & Mario at the Olympic Games managed to re-enter the top 10, three months after the end of the Beijing Olympics. The highest new entry of the week was EA’s Need for Speed: Undercover on PlayStation 3 at number twelve, with the Xbox 360 version at number thirteen. The game’s debut is the lowest this generation for the series, which has previously enjoyed a number of UK Christmas number ones. Also underperforming this week was Tomb Raider: Underworld, with the PlayStation 3 version at number 14 and the Xbox 360 version at number 28. Perhaps proving to be a blockbuster too many for the busy pre-Christmas period, combined sales of the game still outperformed remake Tomb Raider: Anniversary (of which there was no PlayStation 3 version) by only 6,700 units. Also new at number 16 was the Xbox 360 version of Valve’s Left 4 Dead. The lead PC version did not chart in the top 40, with many users likely to have purchased it online via the Steam delivery system. Finally, two Wii titles debuting in the top 40 in their second week were Ubisoft’s Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip at number 31 and THQ’s All Star Cheerleader at number 36. Once again, there were a number of high-profile casualties during the week, with Midway’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Nintendo’s Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Microsoft’s Lips, Sony’s LocoRoco 2, Square Enix’s The Last Remnant, and EA’s Skate It and Rock Band 2 all failing to chart. Overall in the top 40, there were 14 games for the Xbox 360, 10 for the Wii, seven for the Nintendo DS, six for the PlayStation 3, three for the PC and one for the PSP.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormat
11Call of Duty: World at WarActivision360
23Call of Duty: World at WarActivisionPS3
37Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii
49Wii FitNintendoWii
510Dr Kawashima's Brain TrainingNintendoDS
68Wii PlayNintendoWii
711Wii MusicNintendoWii
84Football Manager 2009SegaPC
95Gears of War 2Microsoft360
1013Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesSegaWii
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2008. ELSPA Ltd

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