UK Charts: Mafia II takes top spot

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Mafia II has taken over from Kane & Lynch 2 at the top of the UK Charts.

According to chart compiler GfK Chart-Track, it's the biggest UK game launch since Red Dead Redemption, which must be music to the ears of 2K - especially since RDR was one of mother-publisher Take-Two's, albeit as part of the Rockstar label.

The Xbox 360 version did 52 per cent of the business in Mafia II's first week, while PS3 was responsible for 41 per cent of sales and PC just seven per cent.

Kane & Lynch 2 continues to do well, holding at number two with sales up 33 per cent in the game's second week of availability.

Chart-Track reckons Wii pricing of 129.99 is responsible for Wii Sports Resort's surge to number five - it was 16th last week - while Just Dance continues to dance between fifth and sixth, this week in the latter position.

Other movers include a top 10 re-entry for the execrable Sniper: Ghost Warrior and an apparent nosedive for Art Academy, which was in the top five last week and now doesn't appear to be in the top 40 at all.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Mafia II PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 1 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 2 Toy Story 3 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
4 3 Red Dead: Redemption PS3, Xbox 360
5 16 Wii Sports Resort Wii
6 5 Just Dance Wii
7 7 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
8 4 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
9 13 Sniper: Ghost Warrior PC, Xbox 360
10 8 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
11 10 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 18 Modern Warfare 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
13 17 New Super Mario Bros. DS
14 12 Mass Effect 2 PC, Xbox 360
15 9 Dance on Broadway Wii
16 19 Wii Fit Plus Wii
17 14 FIFA 10 PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
18 15 Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
19 11 Dragon Quest IX DS
20 25 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
21 21 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
22 24 UFC Undisputed 2010 PS3, Xbox 360
23 22 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC
24 30 SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection PS3, Xbox 360
25 27 Just Cause 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
26 23 Aliens vs. Predator PC, PS3, Xbox 360
27 Re-entry Mario Kart Wii Wii
28 28 BioShock 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
29 37 Mario Kart DS DS
30 34 Football Manager 2010 PC
31 Re-entry Crackdown 2 Xbox 360
32 Re-entry Blur PC, PS3, Xbox 360
33 38 GTA Episodes: Liberty City Xbox 360, PS3 PC
34 20 Madden NFL 11 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
35 40 2010 FIFA World Cup PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
36 Re-entry Halo 3 Xbox 360
37 Re-entry Grand Theft Auto IV PC, PS3, Xbox 360
38 29 Forza Motorsport 3 Xbox 360
39 33 Hidden Mysteries: Titanic DS
40 Re-entry Club Penguin: Herbert's Regret DS

Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, 2008 ELSPA (UK) Ltd.

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