UK Top 40: LA Noire catches first place

The Witcher 2 conjures fifth.

Epic crime caper L.A. Noire has locked up the top spot in the UK charts. It is the fastest-selling new video game IP ever in the UK.

The Witcher 2 meanwhile magicked itself into fifth place. That's despite it being a PC-only release and the chart not counting digital sales.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean has done swimmingly, floating up to second. Last week's top dog Brink clings on to another high finish, landing in third.

The cult of Zumba Fitness continues as the dance fitness phenomenon steps into fourth. Crysis 2 is sixth, Portal 2 materialises in seventh and the end of the footie season sees FIFA 11 still kicking in eighth.

Mortal Kombat makes ninth, while the newly Buffy-enhanced Call of Duty: Black Ops re-animates tenth place.

That's it for new entries in the top 40, meaning no luck for No More Heroes remake Heroe's Paradise; and yet another Nintendo 3DS exclusive - Dead or Alive: Dimensions - is dead on arrival.

Chart-Track doesn't publish sales figures but noted L.A. Noire's numbers were "on a par" with last year's Rockstar release Red Dead Redemption.

There's good news also for Polish developer CD Projekt - its Witcher sequel is outselling the original by three-to-one.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry L.A. Noire PS3, Xbox 360
2 2 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
3 1 Brink PC, PS3, Xbox 360
4 3 Zumba Fitness: Join the Party Wii, Xbox 360
5 New entry The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings PC
6 9 Crysis 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
7 4 Portal 2 Mac, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
8 8 FIFA 11 DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
9 6 Mortal Kombat PS3, Xbox 360
10 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
11 11 Just Dance 2 Wii
12 7 LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
13 31 Wii Sports Resort Wii
14 18 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PC, PS3, Xbox 360
15 15 Red Dead Redemption PS3, Xbox 360
16 12 Operation Flashpoint: Red River PS3, Xbox 360
17 10 MX Vs ATV Alive PS3, Xbox 360
18 13 Wii Fit Plus Wii
19 23 Homefront PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 16 Pokemon Black DS
21 26 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
22 36 Art Academy DS
23 Re-entry Mario Kart Wii Wii
24 20 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
25 14 Sniper: Ghost Warrior PC, PS3, Xbox 360
26 22 Michael Jackson: The Experience Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
27 Re-entry The Sims Medieval PC
28 21 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii
29 19 Pokemon White DS
30 32 Kinect Sports Xbox 360
31 17 Shift 2: Unleashed PC, PS3, Xbox 360
32 25 Batman: Arkham Asylum PC, PS3, Xbox 360
33 33 Fight Night Champion PS3, Xbox 360
34 27 Football Manager 2011 PC, PSP
35 34 Just Cause 2 PS3, Xbox 360
36 30 The Sims 3 DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
37 Re-entry Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
38 Re-entry Dead Rising 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
39 Re-entry Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
40 29 Wii Party Wii

UKIE Games Charts compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

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