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Resident Evil 5 still top in UK charts

WWE and GTA in top ten, MadWorld 34.

Resident Evil 5 clung onto top spot in the UK All-Formats Top 40 this week, although Chart-Track says sales dipped 52 per cent following its impressive first-week bow.

Interestingly, the highest-placed new entry this week is WWE Legends of WrestleMania in fourth, rather than GTA: Chinatown Wars for DS, which only manages sixth. Chart-Track states that sales were around half what the last PSP outing, Vice City Stories, did in its first week on sale.

Keeping Resi company at the top of the pops once again, meanwhile, is Nintendo's evergreen Wii Fit, which the Capcom survival horror is now only outselling by a paltry 2.7 to 1. Tsk.

Nintendo won't be worrying though, with Professor Layton up to third, Brain Training back in the top ten at eight, and Wii Play (13), New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (24), Mario Kart Wii (25), Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (30), More Brain Training (33), 100 Classic Book Collection (38) and Mario Kart DS (40) rounding out its by-now-typical, but no less impressive, influence on the chart.

Capcom will also be happy to see Street Fighter IV back in the top ten, with sales up 48 per cent thanks to a retail promotion apparently. It's at seven.

The other new entries this week are SingStar Queen, which rocks up at 22, with SEGA and PlatinumGames' MadWorld only making it to 34, rather sadly.

Will Resident Evil 5 hang on for another week? The main contenders on 27th March are Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 for Wii, The Wheelman, Buzz! Brain of the UK, and PS3 versions of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and Rock Band 2. In other words, we expect if it's going to be unseated, it will be by something already in the charts.

Check out the full chart below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 1 Resident Evil 5 PS3, Xbox 360
2 2 Wii Fit Wii
3 4 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
4 New entry WWE Legends of WrestleMania PS3, Xbox 360
5 3 Tom Clancy's HAWX PS3, Xbox 360
6 New entry Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars DS
7 13 Street Fighter IV Xbox 360, PS3
8 21 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training DS
9 6 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
10 7 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
11 5 Killzone 2 PS3
12 29 Puzzler Collection Wii, DS, PSP
13 15 Wii Play Wii
14 12 Ben 10: Alien Force Wii, DS, PS2, PSP
15 27 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
16 10 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
17 20 My Fitness Coach Wii
18 8 Empire: Total War PC
19 9 Halo Wars Xbox 360
20 16 Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force DS
21 30 Sonic and the Black Knight Wii
22 New entry SingStar Queen PS3, PS2
23 18 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
24 14 New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Wii
25 31 Mario Kart Wii Wii
26 19 SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Xbox 360, PS3
27 New entry Scrabble Interactive: 2009 Wii, DS
28 25 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
29 11 SOCOM: Confrontation PS3
30 26 Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir DS
31 22 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
32 17 Disney's Bolt PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
33 Re-entry More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima DS
34 New entry MadWorld Wii
35 New entry MySims Party Wii, DS
36 36 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS
37 24 LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
38 Re-entry 100 Classic Book Collection DS
39 35 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin PC, Xbox 360, PS3
40 40 Mario Kart DS DS

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

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