UK charts: World at War sees off Lara

Newcomers struggle. Full top 40 inside.

Call of Duty: World at War has clung onto the UK all-formats top spot this week despite a chart stuffed with newcomers.

The usually chart-strong Need For Speed series only managed to enter at four with Undercover. But that's better than regional heroine Lara Croft, who re-enters the chart with Tomb Raider: Underworld at nine.

Further down, and Left 4 Dead - admittedly skewed to the more hardcore crowd - debuted at 15.

Those entries, however, are miles ahead of Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which missed the top 40 and only managed to place in the separate format lists; at 18 on Xbox 360, and 13 on PlayStation 3.

Lips, the great pretender, missed the all-formats top 40 completely and showed up at 19 in the Xbox 360 chart. But that was better than The Last Remnant, which appeared in the same list at 25 - despite releasing a whole day earlier.

Still, they were all better than LocoRoco 2, which didn't appear anywhere. Shame, as it only costs around GBP 18 and is really rather good.

Rock Band 2 turned up on Xbox 360 in Europe to kick start the battle of the bands. But without a refreshed selection of instruments, it only managed to reach 17 in the Xbox 360 chart.

With Guitar Hero World Tour at seven in the same list, and at 11 in the top 40, there was little in the way of competition.

Football Manager also proved to be more popular than rat-punching by holding at seven in the top 40, ahead of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, which tumbled dramatically down from 2 to 34.

As for the top 10 - see we did finally get round to it - Nintendo games and football titles filled the gaps, as you can see below.

LittleBigPlanet continues to slip, and is down at 24 this week. And Fable II falls off the top 40 for the first time.

  1. Call of Duty: World at War (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  2. FIFA 09 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  3. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  4. Need for Speed Undercover (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  5. Wii Fit (Wii)
  6. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  7. Football Manager 2009 (PC, PSP)
  8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  9. Tomb Raider: Underworld (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  10. Wii Play (Wii)
  11. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
  12. Wii Music (Wii)
  13. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  14. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
  15. Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)
  16. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  17. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2)
  18. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
  19. LEGO Batman (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  20. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  21. Kung Fu Panda (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  22. Quantum of Solace (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  23. Fallout 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  24. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  25. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
  26. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (DS)
  27. Shaun White Snowboarding (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS)
  28. Mirror's Edge (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  29. Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Xbox 360, PS3)
  30. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (DS)
  31. MySims Kingdom (Wii, DS)
  32. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  33. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  34. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (PC)
  35. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  36. Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
  37. SEGA Superstars Tennis (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  38. Far Cry 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  39. SingStar ABBA (PS3, PS2)
  40. Project Gotham Racing (Xbox 360)

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

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