Mario Kart reclaims Top 40 pole

Wii and DS continue to dominate.

Mario Kart Wii has reclaimed top spot from Wii Fit in the UK All-Formats Top 40 according to the latest Chart-Track data, reproduced below.

Sales of Nintendo's plumber-led kart racer rose 6 per cent week-on-week, which was enough to topple Wii Fit, which slumped 24 per cent in the other direction and ended up second.

Not quite Usain Bolt from either, then, but also enough to see off resurgent Olympic opposition from Beijing 2008 and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, no doubt buoyed by events in China and in at three and four respectively.

Nintendo's evergreen Wii Play rounds out the top five, unmoved from last week, while Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock stands firm at six, last week's number two Soulcalibur IV stumbles to seven and Big Beach Sports, Brain Training and Guitar Hero: On Tour make up the ten.

Nintendo has now claimed nine of the last 19 number one slots, according to Chart-Track data, and seven of the top ten are exclusive to one or both of its key formats.

Elsewhere in the Top 40 there's a new entry for Madden NFL 09 at 17, and 49 Games' Olympics pretender Summer Athletics makes it to 25, but otherwise the chart's much the same as last week, with the exception of 42 All-Time Classics' re-entry at 39.

  1. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  2. Wii Fit (Wii)
  3. Beijing 2008 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  5. Wii Play (Wii)
  6. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  7. Soulcalibur IV (Xbox 360, PS3)
  8. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  9. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  10. Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
  11. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  12. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  13. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  14. Kung Fu Panda (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  15. Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360, PS3)
  16. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  17. Madden NFL 09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, DS, PS2, Wii)
  18. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  19. Sports Party (Wii)
  20. FIFA 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  21. More Brain Training (DS)
  22. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  23. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  24. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  25. Summer Athletics (Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PC)
  26. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, DS, PSP)
  27. SEGA Superstars Tennis (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  28. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  29. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  30. Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii, DS)
  31. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  32. Need For Speed ProStreet (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  33. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  34. Cooking Mama (DS)
  35. Puzzler Collection (DS, PSP)
  36. Game Party (Wii)
  37. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
  38. Race Driver: GRID (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  39. 42 All-Time Classics (DS)
  40. Cooking Mama 2 (Wii, DS)

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

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