UK charts: MW2 top, Tony Hawk tanks

FIFA 10 pushing hard.

Activision may beam as poster-child Modern Warfare 2 racks up a fourth winning week in the UK all-formats chart, but newcomer Tony Hawk: Ride landed face-first on the pavement.

The motion-sensing skateboard game missed the Top 40 entirely and landed at 29th in the PS3 chart and 31st in the Xbox 360 chart. The Wii version is nowhere to be seen.

Ubisoft may also grimace at the first-week performance of James Cameron's Avatar: The Game. This missed the UK all-formats top 40 altogether and settled for 18th in the PC chart, 19 in the PS3 chart and 21st in the Xbox 360 chart. DS and Wii versions did not place.

However, there's a silver lining for Ubisoft, as the big-screen launch of James Cameron's Avatar has yet to happen. Expect sales to jump following the film's 17th December UK launch.

We doubt such a sales-bump will be felt by EA's The Saboteur, which snuck into 39th after its first week on sale.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 were FIFA 10 (2), Assassin's Creed II (3), New Super Mario Bros. Wii (4), Wii Sports Resort (5), Wii Fit Plus (6), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (7), LEGO Indiana Jones 2 (8), Forza Motorsport 3 (9) and Mario Kart Wii (10).

The continued performance of games like Mario Kart Wii is phenomenal, although perhaps this illustrates a shortage of options for shoppers picking up a Wii for Christmas.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 1 Modern Warfare 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 4 FIFA 10 PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
3 2 Assassin's Creed II PC, PS3, Xbox 360
4 3 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
5 6 Wii Sports Resort Wii
6 5 Wii Fit Plus Wii
7 7 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games DS, Wii
8 12 LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
9 9 Forza Motorsport 3 Xbox 360
10 11 Mario Kart Wii Wii
11 14 LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
12 13 Professor Layton and Pandora's Box DS
13 15 Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
14 8 Left 4 Dead 2 PC, Xbox 360
15 17 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360
16 10 F1 2009 PSP, Wii
17 16 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
18 19 Pure PC, PS3, Xbox 360
19 18 Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training DS
20 Re-entry Batman: Arkham Asylum PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 New entry (Wii) Peppa Pig DS, Wii
22 21 DJ Hero PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
23 38 Borderlands PS3, Xbox 360
24 24 Dragon Age: Origins PC, PS3, Xbox 360
25 22 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Xbox 360
26 23 Rabbids Go Home Wii, DS
27 24 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
28 25 Wii Play Wii
29 32 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
31 26 Tekken 6 PS3, Xbox 360
32 27 Football Manager 2010 PC, PSP
33 37 Cooking Mama 3 DS
34 36 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
35 34 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
36 35 LEGO Indiana Jones DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
37 Re-entry Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force DS
38 Re-entry Mario Kart DS DS
39 New entry The Saboteur PC, PS3, Xbox 360
40 Re-entry Guitar Hero 5 PS3, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360

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

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