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NFS puts in a chart-topping Shift

Full UK Top 40 now inside.

EA has shown that Need for Speed still has pulling power as new game Shift debuts at the top of the UK All-Formats Chart.

Of the platforms the game is available on, PS3 takes the biggest bite of the sales pie with 52 per cent. That leaves 44 per cent for Xbox 360 and five per cent for PC and PSP.

As a result, last week's top finishers are nudged down a spot: Guitar Hero 5 moves to two, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 slides to three, Batman: Arkham Asylum rolls to four and Wii Sports Resort bounces to five.

Bethesda's WET joins the fray at six, which means The Beatles: Rock Band falls three spots to seven. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Wii Fit and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 round out the top 10.

There are two other new entries in the top 40: SingStar Mototown at 36 and NHL 10 at 37. Katmari Forever only manages 28 in the PS3-specific chart, and MotorStorm: Arcitic Edge debuts at three on the PSP list. Heroes Over Europe is another that misses the top 40 entirely.

Oldies Quantum of Solace and Far Cry 2 spring back to life, however - re-appearing at 16 and 19 respectively. They must be part of a very enticing deal.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
2 1 Guitar Hero 5 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
3 2 Colin McRae: DiRT 2 DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
4 3 Batman: Arkham Asylum PS3, Xbox 360
5 6 Wii Sports Resort Wii
6 New entry WET PS3, Xbox 360
7 4 The Beatles: Rock Band PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
8 8 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
9 5 Wii Fit Wii
10 11 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
11 7 IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey DS, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
12 12 Fight Night Round 4 PS3, Xbox 360
13 9 Mario Kart Wii Wii
14 13 Championship Manager 2010 PC
15 15 Mini Ninjas DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
16 Re-entry Quantum of Solace DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
17 10 Ashes Cricket 2009 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
18 14 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
19 Re-entry Far Cry 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 19 LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
21 20 Brain Training DS
22 18 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
23 24 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
24 31 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
25 26 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
26 33 SEGA Superstars Tennis DS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
27 21 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PC, PS3, Xbox 360
28 28 Killzone 2 PS3
29 25 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
30 29 Mario Kart DS DS
31 27 The Sims 3 PC
32 23 G-Force DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
33 36 Sonic Unleashed PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
34 17 Wolfenstein PC, PS3, Xbox 360
35 16 Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP
36 New entry SingStar: Motown PS2, PS3
37 New entry NHL 10 PS3, Xbox 360
38 30 Wii Play Wii
39 40 Halo 3 Xbox 360
40 32 Mystery Stories DS, PC

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