UK Sales Chart – Week ending 14th November

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No prizes for guessing which game would be at the top of the charts this week. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is by far the biggest launch of any game EVER. Selling a staggering 1.78 million copies in its first five days on sale in the UK, it has generated £67.4 million in revenue.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (New Entry)
2. Wii Sports Resort (2)
3. FIFA 10 (1)
4. Forza Motorsport 3 (5)
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (6)
6. Mario Kart Wii (11)
7. Grand Theft Auto Episodes – Liberty City (7)
8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (8)
9. Football Manager 2010 (3)
10. Dragon Age: Origins (4)
11. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (14)
12. WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2010 (10)
13. Need for Speed: Shift (12)
14. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (16)
15. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (38)
16. Tekken 6 (9)
17. Wii Fit (15)
18. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (23)
19. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (29)
20. DJ Hero (17)
21. Borderlands (13)
22. Star Wars: Clone Wars – Republic Heroes (25)
23. Hasbro Family Game Night: Vol 2 (New Entry)
24. Halo 3: ODST (19)
25. Rhythm Paradise (28)
26. Guitar Hero 5 (22)
27. Rabbids Go Home (New Entry)
28. Ghostbusters: The Video Game (20)
29. Style Boutique (24)
30. Band Hero (35)
31. Mario Kart DS (30)
32. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (21)
33. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (26)
34. Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion (New Entry)
35. MySims Agents (34)
36. The Beatles: Rock Band (32)
37. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time (18)
38. UP (31)
39. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (Re-entry)
40. Batman: Arkham Asylum (36)

To put Modern Warfare successes into context, this single game has grossed for Activision almost twice as much as the entire entertainment software market last week. The Xbox 360 version alone sold over 1million copies in its first week, making £38.5 million, which on its own is more than last week’s total entertainment software market figure.

Modern Warfare 2 has also demolished the previous launch record held by GTA IV, which only managed a trifling 927,000 units and £39.9million in revenue.

Wii Sports Resort increases sales by 45% this week, moving back up to second place, but is still far far away from Modern Warfare 2’s sales. Last week’s No.1, FIFA 10 stays steady in terms of sales, which sees it get pushed down to No.3.

Thanks to competitive pricing of Mario Kart Wii it moves up five places to No.6, giving Nintendo three titles within the top 10 now.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is by far the highest climber this week, moving up twenty-three places to No.15. Although part of this may be a knock-on effect from the success of Modern Warfare 2, the fact that a Wii version of COD4 (the Reflex Edition) has finally been released this week probably helped matters too.

The biggest loser this week is Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, falling nineteen places to No.37. Could our overwhelmingly positive review keep it in the Top 40 next week?

All info provided by Chart-Track