Gears 2 top UK chart, LBP in fourth

Also slow start for MotorStorm, EndWar.

Gears of War 2 has blasted its way to the top of the UK chart while LittleBigPlanet managed fourth behind FIFA 09 and Fallout 3.

Elsewhere in the top ten, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 clotheslined its way to fifth, followed by Professor Layton and the Curious Village at sixth.

However, 7th November was a big Friday for new releases so there were inevitably going to be losers, and an eye cast further down the chart reveals MotorStorm: Pacific Rift and Tom Clancy's EndWar languishing in 29th and 30th respectively.

Data compiler Chart-Track reports that Gears 2's first-week sales were the third-highest ever on Xbox 360 behind GTA IV and Halo 3, and the eighth-highest for any game ever.

Meanwhile, sales for FIFA 09 dipped by one per cent, while Fallout 3's drop-off was 42 per cent, enough to remove it from first to third. Sony won't be happy that even with that kind of decline ahead of it, LittleBigPlanet managed only fourth.

Finally, Guitar Hero World Tour pops up for its first week at 17th, although it's worth remembering that it was only the guitar-and-game and solus disc versions that launched last week, with the big instruments bundles set to go on 14th November. Will it emulate Guitar Hero III's sterling sales? We shall see.

Check out the full All-Formats Top 40 to see where all the others arranged themselves.

  1. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
  2. FIFA 09 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  3. Fallout 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  4. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  5. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2)
  6. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
  7. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  8. Quantum of Solace (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  9. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  10. Wii Fit (Wii)
  11. Wii Play (Wii)
  12. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  13. LEGO Batman (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  14. Far Cry 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  15. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  16. Fable II (Xbox 360)
  17. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
  18. Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Xbox 360, PS3)
  19. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  20. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (DS)
  21. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  22. MySims Kingdom (Wii, DS)
  23. More Touchmaster (DS)
  24. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC)
  25. Nintendogs: Lab & Friends (DS
  26. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (DS)
  27. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
  28. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  29. MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (PS3)
  30. Tom Clancy's EndWar (PS3, Xbox 360)
  31. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  32. Dead Space (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  33. Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
  34. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  35. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  36. SEGA Superstar Tennis (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2)
  37. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
  38. Family Trainer (Wii)
  39. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  40. Family Ski (Wii)

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

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