UK Sales Chart – Week ending 21st February

Capcom’s Street Fighter claims victory as the flashy brawler ends Wii Fit’s five-week stint at the top. In doing so it becomes the fastest selling traditional beat-em-up since Chart-Track started tracking UK sales figures back in 1997.

1. Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
2. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
3. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (Relic)
4. Ben 10: Alien Force (Monkey Bar Games)
5. FIFA 09 (EA Canada)
6. Call of Duty: World at War (Treyarch)
7. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Backbone)
8. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
9. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Monolith)
10. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Level 5)
11. Race Pro (Simbin)
12. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
13. The House of the Dead: Overkill (Headstrong Games)
14. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Vicarious Visions)
15. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
16. Disney’s Bolt (Altron)
17. Need for Speed: Undercover (EA Black Box)
18. 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand (Swordfish Studios)
19. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
20. Lego Batman: The Video game (Traveller’s Tales)

53% of Street Fighter sales were on PS3, and 47% on Xbox 360, making it the biggest selling No.1 of the year so far. Judging by our review, any fighting fan would be madder than M. Bison not to pick this up.

February seems to be a good month for Capcom, who have now had a No.1 title in this month for the past three years (Devil May Cry 4 in 2008, and Lost Planet in 2007). It can only get better for the Japanese publisher who will be celebrating 30 years of business in May, as they are due to release the highly-anticipated Resident Evil 5 on March 15th which will no doubt go directly to the top of the charts.

Although it was pushed down to No.2, sales of Wii Fit are up 20% from last week, keeping it ahead of the other new entry, THQ’s Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II on PC, which debuts at No.3.

Publisher D3P must be celebrating as ben 10: Alien Force become their first ever title to enter the Top 10 at No.4, up from No.11 last week. I have no idea whether Ben 10 is fighting against an Alien Force, or part of an Alien Force or using some Alien Force for power. I don’t know whether he is ten years old, or just the tenth Ben, but evidently there are a lot of children out there who know these things and desire to play a video game featuring them.

The next new entry of Sega Mega Drive Collection at No.7, means that unusually all Top 7 games are from different publishers. Two other new entries round out a relatively busy gaming week in February, as Atari’s Xbox 360 exclusive sim Race Pro enters at No.11, and 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand hits home at No.18.

Several games have mixed second-week results, F.E.A.R. 2 drops from No.2 to No.9, House of The Dead: Overkill stays steady at No.13, and Disney’s Bolt soars from No.40 to No.16.

Several more games disappeared from the Top 20 completely, Football Manager 2009, Skate 2, Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, The Lord of The Rings: Conquest, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Left 4 Dead, and last weeks No.3, Mystery Case Files: Millionheir.

All figures provided by Chart-Track.