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Mario & Sonic comes from behind

To claim chart gold. Top 40 inside.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has returned to the number one position in the UK's All Formats Top 40 chart according to data released by Chart-Track, as SEGA's duplication presumably gets a second wind.

It's certainly nothing to do with the upcoming DS version of the game, which isn't due out until early February.

It is also the third different title to reach the top spot so far this year in as many weeks, as Activision's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare dropped to second place.

Nintendo exclusives - either for Wii or DS - made up over half of the All Formats Top 10 charts for the first time since September 2007, which suggests the Nintendo factory finally got its pistons moving last week.

With the exception of The Simpsons Game, which moved up one place, every multi-format game in the top ten lost sales. SEGA's Ghost Squad and Capcom's Zack & Wiki debuted in the Top 40 charts at number 20 and 25, respectively.

The UK All-Formats Top 40 courtesy of Chart-Track:

  1. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  3. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  4. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  5. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima (DS)
  6. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360, PS3)
  7. FIFA 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  8. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  9. Guitar Hero III: Legend of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  10. Wii Play (Wii)
  11. Need For Speed: ProStreet (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  12. Cooking Mama (Wii, DS)
  13. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, DS, PSP)
  15. WWE SmackDown Vs. Raw 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  16. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  17. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
  18. The Golden Compass (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS2, DS, PSP)
  19. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP)
  20. Ghost Squad (Wii)
  21. Football Manager 2008 (PC, Mac)
  22. Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)
  23. Mario Party 8 (Wii)
  24. Sight Training (DS)
  25. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii)
  26. Imagine: Babies (DS)
  27. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  28. MySims (Wii, DS)
  29. Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PS2, PSP)
  30. Ratatouille (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP, GBA)
  31. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
  32. The Sims 2: Castaway (PS2, Wii, DS, PSP)
  33. High School Musical: Sing It! (PS2)
  34. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  35. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  36. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
  37. My Word Couch (DS)
  38. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (Wii, DS)
  39. Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS2, PSP)
  40. Mass Effect (Xbox 360)

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