UK Sales Chart – Week ending 28th February
There aren’t many games that could keep a title with Halo branding off the top spot, but there won’t be many shocked remarks as Killzone 2 finally rides the hype train to the No.1 spot.
1. Killzone 2 (Guerrilla Games)
2. Halo Wars ( Ensemble Studios)
3. Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
4. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Level 5)
6. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Backbone)
7. FIFA 09 (EA Canada)
8. Call of Duty: World at War (Treyarch)
9. Ben 10: Alien Force (Monkey Bar Games)
10. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
11. Silent Hill: Homecoming (Double Helix)
12. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar North)
13. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
14. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Vicarious Visions)
15. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
16. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (Relic)
17. Disney’s Bolt (Altron)
18. Need for Speed: Undercover (EA Black Box)
19. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Monolith)
20. 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand (Swordfish Studios)
Killzone 2 is the 4th fastest-selling Sony published title ever in the UK (2nd fastest on PS3 behind GT5: Prologue). It’s also Sony’s first All Formats No.1 for almost two years, the last one being God of War 2 back in April 2007.
Street Fighter IV makes way for Sony’s juggernaut by dropping down to No.3, just behind Halo Wars at No.2. The 360-exclusive sci-fi RTS may not have come close to the giddy heights of the previous Halo title (selling only 17.6% of Halo 3’s record-breaking launch week figure), but for console RTS games it’s top of the class, outselling the next fastest-selling Xbox 360 RTS Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars by almost 3 to 1.
Sales of Wii Fit are down 11%, dropping from No.2 to No.4. In fact all the remaining Top 10 games lose sales this week, apart from Professor Layton which jumps five places back up to No.5 thanks to renewed stock.
The top 5 this week are all format-exclusive games, apart from Street Fighter IV on both PS3 and Xbox 360. Retro-fest Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection moves up one place to No.6, sales only down 4% on its launch week.
The only other new release to make it into the top 20 is Silent Hill: Homecoming at No.11, getting a headstart on survival-horror rival, Resident Evil 5, which we’re sure will be topping the charts in two weeks time. This weeks biggest loser was Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II which dropped thirteen places from No.3 to No.16.
All info provided by Chart-Track