UK Sales Chart – Week ending 21st March

Resident Evil 5 remains at the top of the All Formats Chart this week, despite a 52% drop in sales following its highly successful launch.

1. Resident Evil 5 (1)
2. Wii Fit (2)
3. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (4)
4. WWE Legends of Wrestlemania (NE)
5. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (3)
6. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (NE)
7. Street Fighter IV (12)
8. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (17)
9. FIFA 09 (6)
10. Call of Duty: World at War (7)
11. Killzone 2 (5)
12. Ben 10: Alien Force (11)
13. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (22)
14. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (10)
15. Empire: Total War (8)
16. Halo Wars (9)
17. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (14)
18. Sonic and the Black Knight (24)
19. Grand Theft Auto IV (15)
20. Mario Power Tennis (16)
21. Mario Kart Wii (25)
22. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (16)
23. Scrabble Interactive: 2009 Edition (NE)
24. Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (21)
25. Guitar Hero: World Tour (19)
26. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NE)
27. Madworld (NE)
28. Disney’s Bolt (18)
29. 100 Classic Book Collection (36)
30. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (29)
31. Mario Kart DS (32)
32. House of the Dead: Overkill (23)
33. Tomb Raider: Underworld (26)
34. Big Brain Academy (NE)
35. Lego Batman: The Video game (30)
36. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (27)
37. New Super Mario Bros. (33)
38. Football Manager 2009 (28)
39. Need for Speed: Undercover (20)
40. Skate 2 (NE)

Nintendo are also a non-mover at No.2 with Wii Fit enjoying a prolonged period of steady sales. At launch Resident Evil 5 outsold Wii Fit by 5 to 1, but in its second week the gap has narrowed to 2.7 to 1.

Nintendo also hold the No.3 spot in the charts as Professor Layton moves up one place to No.3 from No.4. After that is this weeks highest new entry, THQ’s WWE Legends of Wrestlemania at no.4, selling almost equally on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Although certainly not the first handheld GTA, and not even the first GTA on a Nintendo platform, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars brings the franchise to DS for the first time at No.6. This game only sold around half of previous handheld GTA (Vice City Stories) did in its launch week.

Retailer promotions on Street Fighter IV boost sales by 48% helping the brawler re-enter the top 10, up five places. This means that Capcom now have two games in this weeks top 10.

However, Nintendo go one better than that, by having three top 10 titles. Thanks to several Mother’s Day related promotions and bundles including the turquoise DS Lite Starter Pack, Brain Training sales rocketed by 117% pushing it up nine places to No.8.

There are two brand new entries that don’t make the top 20. Madworld enters at No. 27, below Scrabble Interactive at No.23….

(Regular readers of our weekly sales chart may have noticed that we’ve extended our chart from just the Top 20, to the Top 40 titles. We’ve also given you the last weeks chart position of each game in brackets after its name, with NE standing for a New Entry to the Top 40. Please let us know if you like or dislike the change. Your feedback is valuable!)

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