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First UK top spot for Devil May Cry

Ever! Full Chart-Track Top 40 inside.

Devil May Cry 4 has become the first instalment in the action series to reach the top spot in the UK All-Formats Top 40.

Evidently its introduction to a non-Sony platform paid dividends, with the Xbox 360 version responsible for 61 per cent of the game's sales.

Previous leader Burnout: Paradise was pushed down into four as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games felt steroid-like effects from a fresh DS version, and dinosaur hunter Turok stamped in at three despite being a bit rubbish like those ones that eat plants.

Wii Play was also barged down a couple of places to five, followed by the poster-body of PDC World Championship Darts 2008 in six.

Following were familiar faces Call of Duty 4 at seven and Brain Training at eight, with both just ahead of newcomer and thoroughly recommended shooter The Club at nine.

Conflict: Denied Ops just missed finishing its first week in the top 10, as reliable seller FIFA 08 slid in to push it to 11.

Further down other new entry Maths Training could only manage 16, which was better than droll Wii war offering Medal of Honor: Heroes, which floated in at 28.

The UK All-Formats Top 40:

  1. Devil May Cry 4 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  3. Turok (PS3, Xbox 360)
  4. Burnout: Paradise (PS3, Xbox 360)
  5. Wii Play (Wii)
  6. PDC World Championship Darts 2008 (PC, Wii, PS2)
  7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  8. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  9. The Club (Xbox 360, PS3)
  10. FIFA 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  11. Conflict: Denied Ops (PS3, PC, Xbox 360)
  12. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima (DS)
  13. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  14. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  15. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360, PS3)
  16. Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (DS)
  17. WWE SmackDown Vs. Raw 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  18. Need For Speed: ProStreet (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  19. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, DS, PSP)
  20. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  21. Cooking Mama (Wii, DS)
  22. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  23. Guitar Hero III: Legend of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  24. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP)
  25. Ratatouille (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP, GBA)
  26. Football Manager 2008 (PC, Mac)
  27. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  28. Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (Wii, PSP)
  29. Donkey Kong: Jet Race (Wii)
  30. Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
  31. 42 All-Time Classics (DS)
  32. The Golden Compass (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS2, DS, PSP)
  33. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
  34. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
  35. Sight Training (DS)
  36. The Sims 2 (PC, PS2, GameCube, Xbox, GBA, DS, PSP)
  37. MySims (Wii, DS)
  38. High School Musical: Sing It! (PS2)
  39. Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PS2, PSP)
  40. Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)

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

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