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UK chart: Mass Effect 2 takes lead

MAG features, Tatsunoko bombs.

BioWare's galactic PC and Xbox 360 RPG Mass Effect 2 has entered the UK all-formats chart at number one.

The EA-published sequel sold twice as many copies as Mass Effect 1, which was published by Microsoft. And BioWare's popularity meant a boost for Dragon Age: Origins this week, which re-entered the chart at 31.

Sony's big PS3 exclusive MAG debuted in fourth, and Capcom's fighting game Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars missed the top 40 and finished sixth on the Wii chart.

Previous All-Formats leader Just Dance was pushed into second ahead of Modern Warfare 2 in third, Wii Sports Resort in fifth and Wii Fit Plus in sixth. FIFA 10, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Army of Two: The 40th Day and Avatar rounded out the top 10.

Further down, Darksiders and Bayonetta continued to fall - the former to 18th and the latter to 25th - and Capcom's Dark Void ran out of fuel and toppled off the Top 40 after two weeks on sale. Last summer's Batman: Arkham Asylum also disappeared.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Mass Effect 2 PC, Xbox 360
2 1 Just Dance Wii
3 3 Modern Warfare 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
4 New entry MAG PS3
5 5 Wii Sports Resort Wii
6 3 Wii Fit Plus Wii
7 6 FIFA 10 PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
8 7 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
9 4 Army of Two: The 40th Day PS3, Xbox 360
10 8 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
11 9 Assassin's Creed II PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 10 Mario Kart Wii Wii
13 16 LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
14 13 Forza Motorsport 3 Xbox 360
15 12 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games DS, Wii
16 15 Football Manager 2010 PC, PSP
17 17 Borderlands PC, PS3, Xbox 360
18 11 Darksiders PS3, Xbox 360
19 18 Wii Play Wii
20 20 Grand Theft Auto IV PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 19 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
22 26 Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC, PS3, Xbox 360
23 23 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
24 22 New Super Mario Bros. DS
25 14 Bayonetta PS3, Xbox 360
26 28 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360
27 24 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Xbox 360
28 35 PURE PC, PS3, Xbox 360
29 25 Peppa Pig DS, Wii
30 21 Up DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
31 Re-entry Dragon Age: Origins PC, PS3, Xbox 360
32 29 Colin McRae: DiRT 2 DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
33 39 Assassin's Creed PC, PS3, Xbox 360
34 30 Tiger Woods: PGA Tour 10 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
35 34 SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection PS3, Xbox 360
36 36 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
37 31 Brain Training DS
38 Re-entry Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
39 Re-entry LEGO Indiana Jones DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
40 32 LEGO Indiana Jones 2 DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360

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

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