UK chart: Killzone 2 beats Halo Wars

Sony's first number one since GOWII.

Killzone 2 has sealed Sony's first UK All-Formats number one since God of War II's release nearly two years ago, becoming the fourth-fastest-selling Sony-published game ever in the UK.

The only PS3 game to have sold in greater quantity in week one is last year's Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and the weight of expectation was ultimately enough to consign Microsoft's Halo Wars, also released last Friday, to second place.

Still, that's mighty impressive for a console real-time strategy game, and data compiler Chart-Track notes that its performance outdoes the next-best-performing console RTS in UK history - Command & Conquer 3 on Xbox 360 - by a margin of nearly three to one.

Behind the frontrunners, Street Fighter IV sales drop off 49 per cent, but it still does well enough to hold at three, above Wii Fit, a resurgent Professor Layton at five (new stock, apparently), and an otherwise-predictable top ten.

Elsewhere, other big movers this week include Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, which drops from third all the way down to 18, while RACE Pro reverses from 13 to 27, and, perhaps aided by the marketing blitz surrounding Halo Wars, little old Halo 3 sneaks back into the top 40 at number 39.

Check out the full chart below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Killzone 2 PS3
2 New entry Halo Wars Xbox 360
3 1 Street Fighter IV Xbox 360, PS3
4 2 Wii Fit Wii
5 11 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
6 7 SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Xbox 360, PS3
7 5 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
8 6 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
9 4 Ben 10: Alien Force Wii, DS, PS2, PSP
10 8 Mario Kart Wii Wii
11 New entry Silent Hill: Homecoming Xbox 360, PS3
12 9 Wii Play Wii
13 14 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
14 12 Disney's Bolt PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
15 21 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
16 17 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
17 16 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
18 3 Warhamer 40,000: Dawn of War II PC
19 19 Need for Speed Undercover PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
20 10 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin PC, Xbox 360, PS3
21 20 My Fitness Coach Wii
22 22 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Xbox 360, PS3
23 24 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training DS
24 15 The House of the Dead: Overkill Wii
25 18 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
26 30 Football Manager 2009 PC, PSP
27 13 RACE Pro Xbox 360
28 29 LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
29 28 Tomb Raider: Underworld PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
30 35 Puzzler Collection Wii, DS, PSP
31 23 LEGO Batman: The Videogame PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
32 31 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PC, Xbox 360, PS3
33 33 LittleBigPlanet PS3
34 27 Mario Kart DS DS
35 Re-entry WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2
36 Re-entry Saints Row 2 Xbox 360, PS3, PC
37 32 NEW Super Mario Bros. DS
38 34 Sonic Unleashed Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
39 Re-entry Halo 3 Xbox 360
40 36 Shaun White Snowboarding Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS

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

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