Resi 5 outsells UK top ten combined

Biggest first-week since one of COD5's.

Resident Evil 5 topped the UK All-Formats Top 40 in its first week of release, selling more units than all the other top-ten titles combined.

Data compiler Chart-Track also tells us that 55 per cent of sales were on Xbox 360, compared to 45 per cent on PlayStation 3.

Capcom's other recent success, Street Fighter IV, slips out of the top ten for the first time - it's at 13 - but the publisher is unlikely to be disappointed with the biggest sales for a number-one game since Call of Duty: World at War's second week in pole position towards the end of last year.

Elsewhere, Wii Fit jumped back up to number two, occupying the space vacated by Killzone 2 (now at five) and last week's number one, Empire: Total War, which is down to eight.

Other new entries this week are SOCOM: Confrontation at 11, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force at 16 and Sonic and the Black Knight at 30.

It's also worth noting that while much of the chart is made up of the usual suspects, including Mario & Sonic (10), Wii Play (15), GTAIV (18), Guitar Hero: World Tour (22) and of course Brain Training (21), there's no longer any room for Dawn of War II or LittleBigPlanet, both of which slip out of the top 40 completely for the first time.

Looking to the future, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may well be a shoe-in for number one if Resident Evil's first-week sales subside, and it will also be interesting to see how well MadWorld does.

Check out the full chart below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Resident Evil 5 PS3, Xbox 360
2 3 Wii Fit Wii
3 4 Tom Clancy's HAWX PS3, Xbox 360
4 6 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
5 2 Killzone 2 PS3
6 8 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
7 9 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
8 1 Empire: Total War PC
9 5 Halo Wars Xbox 360
10 17 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
11 New entry SOCOM: Confrontation PS3
12 10 Ben 10: Alien Force Wii, DS, PS2, PSP
13 7 Street Fighter IV Xbox 360, PS3
14 23 New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Wii
15 14 Wii Play Wii
16 New entry Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force DS
17 12 Disney's Bolt PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
18 15 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
19 11 SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Xbox 360, PS3
20 21 My Fitness Coach Wii
21 22 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training DS
22 18 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
23 19 Need for Speed Undercover PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
24 29 LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
25 24 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
26 36 Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir DS
27 20 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
28 32 The House of the Dead: Overkill Wii
29 28 Puzzler Collection Wii, DS, PSP
30 New entry Sonic and the Black Knight Wii
31 16 Mario Kart Wii Wii
32 26 Tomb Raider: Underworld PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
33 34 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PC, Xbox 360, PS3
34 27 Football Manager 2009 PC, PSP
35 31 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin PC, Xbox 360, PS3
36 38 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS
37 30 Halo 3 Xbox 360
38 33 LEGO Batman: The Videogame PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
39 13 Silent Hill: Homecoming Xbox 360, PS3
40 Re-entry Mario Kart DS DS

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

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