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Mercenaries 2 does a job on UK chart

Spore not Darwin so well. Top 40 inside.

Mercenaries 2: World of Flames has conquered the UK All-Formats chart this week, helping EA to secure all top three spots.

The openworld action sequel trumped improved sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, which finished at two - ahead of Will Wright masterpiece and headline-grabber Spore.

Of the other new entries, Eurogamer favourite Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise struggled most visibly, managing to debut way down at 23. You should all be ashamed.

Even further down were other newcomers S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky at 25, and Square Enix role-player Infinite Undiscovery at 28.

The rest of the top ten from Spore down was unsurprisingly familiar: Wii Fit at four, Carnival: Funfair Games at five, Mario Kart Wii at six and Wii Play at seven.

Then came the never-tiring pairing of Mario & Sonic at the Olympics at eight, followed by Big Beach Sports at nine and Wall-E at 10.

Here's the top 40 in full:

  1. Mercenaries 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2)
  2. Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
  3. Spore (PC)
  4. Wii Fit (Wii)
  5. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  6. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  7. Wii Play (Wii)
  8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  9. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  10. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  11. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  12. The Sims 2: Apartment Life (PC)
  13. Beijing 2008 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  14. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  15. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  16. Too Human (Xbox 360
  17. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  18. Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
  19. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  20. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  21. FIFA 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  22. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  23. Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360)
  24. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  25. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC)
  26. Scrabble Interactive: 2007 Edition (PC, DS)
  27. Need For Speed ProStreet (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  28. Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)
  29. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, DS, PSP)
  30. Soulcalibur IV (Xbox 360, PS3)
  31. Imagine: Teacher (DS)
  32. Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360, PS3)
  33. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  34. More Brain Training (DS)
  35. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  36. Sports Party (Wii)
  37. Off Road (Wii, PS2, PSP, PC)
  38. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  39. Driving Theory Training (DS)
  40. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)

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