FIFA 09 has scored a number one debut in the UK All-Formats chart this week, becoming the fastest selling instalment ever in the football series.

So popular was the sports game that only GTA IV and Halo 3 flew off shelves quicker on Xbox 360, and only GTA IV on PS3.

The success of FIFA 09, which is rather good actually, pushed Star Wars: The Force Unleashed down to two.

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway increased pace to get to three, elbowing or perhaps bayoneting scrawny Wii Fit to four.

Mario Kart Wii raced around in a friendly manner at five - just ahead of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 at six, Wii Play at seven and Big Beach Sports at eight.

Pure, the lively off-road racer from Disney and Black Rock Studio, held in there at nine, and the chart was rounded off by Carnival: Funfair Games at 10.

There were no other new releases of note, although second week sales for Samba de Amigo and Sonic Chronicles got the games entries at 18 and 31, respectively. Super Mario Galaxy reappeared at 21, too, thanks to some retail promotions.

Warhammer Online tumbled down from 13 to 32 this week, which also waves goodbye to Too Human, Crysis Warhead, and both PES 2008 and FIFA 08.

Here's that top 40 in full:

  1. FIFA 09 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  2. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  3. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  4. Wii Fit (Wii)
  5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
  7. Wii Play (Wii)
  8. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  9. Pure (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  10. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  11. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  12. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  13. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  14. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  15. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  16. Mercenaries 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2)
  17. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  18. Samba de Amigo (Wii)
  19. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  20. Family Trainer (Wii)
  21. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  22. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  23. Spore (PC)
  24. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
  25. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  26. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  27. Puzzler Collection (PSP, DS)
  28. Sports Island (Wii)
  29. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  30. Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360, PS3)
  31. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS)
  32. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (PC)
  33. Rock Band (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
  34. Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii, DS)
  35. TNA iMPACT (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2)
  36. Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (Wii)
  37. Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
  38. de Blob (Wii)
  39. Need For Speed ProStreet (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  40. Assassin's Creed (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, DS)

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

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