UK Sales Chart – Week ending 29th August

Batman has grabbed No.1 by the throat, as Arkham Asylum becomes Eidos’ biggest launch since Who Wants to be a Millionaire back in 2000 (beating both Tomb Raider: Legend and Angel of Darkness.)

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum (New Entry)
2. Wii Sports Resort (Last week’s position – 1)
3. Ashes Cricket 2009 (3)
4. Wolfenstein (2)
5. Wii Fit (4)
6. Call of Duty: World at War (5)
7. Mario Kart Wii (7)
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (8)
9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (14)
10. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (6)
11. Harry Potter & Half-Blood Prince (11)
12. Fight Night Round 4 (9)
13. The Sims 3 (13)
14. [PROTOTYPE] (10)
15. Guitar Hero: World Tour (18)
16. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (17)
17. Mario Kart DS (19)
18. G-Force (12)
19. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (21)
20. Grand Theft Auto IV (25)
21. EA Sports Active (15)
22. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (20)
23. Pokemon Platinum (23)
24. Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training (26)
25. Ben 10: Alien Force (24)
26. Fallout 3 (Re-entry)
27. New Super Mario Bros. (27)
28. Resident Evil 5 (31)
29. Mystery Stories (29)
30. Madden NFL 10 (16)
31. Lego Batman: The Video game (33)
32. Need For Speed: Undercover (30)
33. Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy (32)
34. FIFA 09 (28)
35. Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City (Re-entry)
36. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (22)
37. Red Faction Guerrilla (35)
38. Classic Word Games (Re-entry)
39. UFC 2009: Undisputed (Re-entry)
40. Active Health with Carol Vorderman (34)

Sales of the Dark Knight were split fairly evenly over the consoles, with 55% on 360, and 45% on PS3 (the PC version isn’t out yet.) This pushed Wii Sports Resort down to No.2, but Ashes Cricket 2009 held its ground at No.3, staying ahead of Wolfenstein, which drops two places to No.2.

Activision now has two Call of Duty games in the top 10, as Modern Warfare moves up five places to No.9, while World at War drops a place to No.6.

Fallout 3 re-enters the Top 40 at No.26, thanks to the retail boxed release of the Broken Steel and Point Lookout DLC.

The other biggest climber this week is Grand Theft Auto IV, which moves up five places to No.20. There is now less than two months to go before the release of the next piece of episodic content for GTA, The Ballad of Gay Tony.

The biggest losers are Madden NFL 10 and Club Penguin, which both fell fourteen places to No.30 and No.36 respectively.

All info provided by Chart-Track