Resident Evil 5 topped the UK All-Formats Top 40 in its first week of release, selling more units than all the other top-ten titles combined.
Data compiler Chart-Track also tells us that 55 per cent of sales were on Xbox 360, compared to 45 per cent on PlayStation 3.
Capcom's other recent success, Street Fighter IV, slips out of the top ten for the first time - it's at 13 - but the publisher is unlikely to be disappointed with the biggest sales for a number-one game since Call of Duty: World at War's second week in pole position towards the end of last year.
Elsewhere, Wii Fit jumped back up to number two, occupying the space vacated by Killzone 2 (now at five) and last week's number one, Empire: Total War, which is down to eight.
Other new entries this week are SOCOM: Confrontation at 11, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force at 16 and Sonic and the Black Knight at 30.
It's also worth noting that while much of the chart is made up of the usual suspects, including Mario & Sonic (10), Wii Play (15), GTAIV (18), Guitar Hero: World Tour (22) and of course Brain Training (21), there's no longer any room for Dawn of War II or LittleBigPlanet, both of which slip out of the top 40 completely for the first time.
Looking to the future, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars may well be a shoe-in for number one if Resident Evil's first-week sales subside, and it will also be interesting to see how well MadWorld does.
Check out the full chart below.
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Platform(s)|
|1||New entry||Resident Evil 5||PS3, Xbox 360|
|3||4||Tom Clancy's HAWX||PS3, Xbox 360|
|4||6||Professor Layton and the Curious Village||DS|
|6||8||FIFA 09||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS|
|7||9||Call of Duty: World at War||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS|
|8||1||Empire: Total War||PC|
|9||5||Halo Wars||Xbox 360|
|10||17||Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games||Wii, DS|
|11||New entry||SOCOM: Confrontation||PS3|
|12||10||Ben 10: Alien Force||Wii, DS, PS2, PSP|
|13||7||Street Fighter IV||Xbox 360, PS3|
|14||23||New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis||Wii|
|16||New entry||Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force||DS|
|17||12||Disney's Bolt||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS|
|18||15||Grand Theft Auto IV||Xbox 360, PS3, PC|
|19||11||SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection||Xbox 360, PS3|
|20||21||My Fitness Coach||Wii|
|21||22||Dr Kawashima's Brain Training||DS|
|22||18||Guitar Hero: World Tour||Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii|
|23||19||Need for Speed Undercover||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS|
|24||29||LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS|
|25||24||Carnival: Funfair Games||Wii|
|26||36||Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir||DS|
|27||20||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS|
|28||32||The House of the Dead: Overkill||Wii|
|29||28||Puzzler Collection||Wii, DS, PSP|
|30||New entry||Sonic and the Black Knight||Wii|
|31||16||Mario Kart Wii||Wii|
|32||26||Tomb Raider: Underworld||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS|
|33||34||Pro Evolution Soccer 2009||PC, Xbox 360, PS3|
|34||27||Football Manager 2009||PC, PSP|
|35||31||F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin||PC, Xbox 360, PS3|
|36||38||LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga||Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS|
|37||30||Halo 3||Xbox 360|
|38||33||LEGO Batman: The Videogame||PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS|
|39||13||Silent Hill: Homecoming||Xbox 360, PS3|
|40||Re-entry||Mario Kart DS||DS|
Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, ©2008 ELSPA (UK) Ltd.
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