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UK chart: Ashes bats away competition

As Madden NFL 10 thunders in.

Codemasters' Ashes Cricket 2009 scores a second week atop the UK All-Formats chart, batting Nintendo stars Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit to two and three, respectively.

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood shuffles to four, reaching its highest chart placing so far. Presumably this means we'll see more Call of Juarez in the future.

Trailing are Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 at five, Mario Kart Wii at six and Call of Duty: World at War at seven.

Madden NFL 10 does well to crash in at eight, given regional reluctance to consider the sport involved - although American Football enjoys considerably more UK airtime now than in recent years.

Film tie-ins G-Force and Harry Potter round the chart out at nine and 10.

Elsewhere, EA Sports Active appears to finally be losing steam, falling from 14 to 22 - and there are surprise reappearances for Too Human and Active Health with Carol Vorderman at 31 and 32. Surprising because Too Human is mediocre, and the Carol Vorderman-endorsed DS game isn't even on sale in some places!

Loudmouth UFC 2009: Undisputed teeters on the edge, dropping from 22 to 39, and the tennis honeymoon is over as Virtua Tennis and SEGA Superstars Tennis fall off the All-Formats Top 40.

Wolfenstein will hope to shake things up when it launches this Friday on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. But glory may be short-lived, as Batman: Arkham Asylum swoops in on 28th August for the same formats.

1 1 Ashes Cricket 2009 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
2 2 Wii Sports Resort Wii
3 3 Wii Fit Wii
4 7 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PC, PS3, Xbox 360
5 4 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
6 8 Mario Kart Wii Wii
7 11 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
8 New entry Madden NFL 10 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
9 9 G-Force DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
10 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
11 17 Prototype PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 5 Fight Night Round 4 PS3, Xbox 360
13 10 The Sims 3 PC
14 13 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
15 15 Wii Play Wii
16 12 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
17 23 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
18 16 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
19 19 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
20 27 LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
21 18 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
22 14 EA Sports Active Wii
23 24 Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force DS
24 20 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
25 21 Pokémon Platinum DS
26 25 Mario Kart DS DS
27 26 Mystery Stories DS, PC
28 35 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
29 32 Ben 10: Alien Force DS, PS2, PSP, Wii
30 28 Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training DS
31 Re-entry Active Health with Carol Vorderman DS
32 Re-entry Too Human Xbox 360
33 31 My Fitness Coach Wii
34 Re-entry New Super Mario Bros. DS
35 37 Rhythm Paradise DS
36 33 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
37 30 Red Faction: Guerrilla PS3, Xbox 360
38 Re-entry Need for Speed: Undercover DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
39 22 UFC 2009: Undisputed PS3, Xbox 360
40 Re-entry Trivial Pursuit PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, ©2009 ELSPA (UK) Ltd.

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