UK Charts: Hitman gets second shot at the top

Hitman: Blood Money marks the third top ten entry for the Britsoft publisher.

Eidos' contract killer steals its second week at the top of the all-formats charts this week, Hitman: Blood Money continuing to fend off the football fever having casually knocked FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 into second place last week.

Tomb Raider: Legend keeps the coins rolling in with a two place jump from five to three, pushing Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 5 down one place into fourth - while Activision's X-Men: The Official Game climbs from sixth to fifth place this week.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Wild World is still enjoying strong sales on the DS, moving from seventh into sixth. EA hops three places from ten to seven with a 30 per cent sales increase for The Sims 2 at number seven.

The highest new entry this week goes to EA with Valve Software's Half Life 2: Episode One straight in at number eight, the bottom end of the top ten taken up by Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis - which drops five places into number nine - and Eidos' third top ten title, Championship Manager 2006, which drops a single position to rest in at number ten.

Tourist Trophy: Real Riding Simulator, gains a notable debut this week, in at number fourteen, last week's new releases gaining some ground in their second week as Super Princess Peach climbs from 29 to 18 and Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends jumps from 37 to 32.

A few new releases this week ought to shake up the somewhat static top of the charts, as Buena Vista Games launches Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest, THQ races onto the Xbox 360 with Moto GP '06, European DS owners finally get the first of the acclaimed Brain Training games and old school football legend Sensible Soccer makes a welcome return on PC, Xbox and PS2.

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