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UK charts: Fable 2 straight in at No. 1

MS dominating top ten. Full top 40 inside.

Fable 2 has gone straight in at number one on the UK all-formats software chart, making it the fifth fastest-selling Xbox 360 game of all time. (GTA IV's the fastest ever, if you were wondering. Probably not.)

According to data providers Chart-Track sales of last week's chart-topper, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, have fallen more than 50 per cent - leaving the game in fourth place. FIFA 09 sales are also down, this time by nearly a quarter, and it's at number three.

So who's in the No. 2 spot? Why, it's Far Cry 2, making its chart debut this week. A third of copies sold were for PS3, while 43 per cent were for Xbox 360 and 24 per cent for PC. Other new entries in the top ten include Dead Space at No. 6 and Midnight Club: Los Angeles at No. 10.

Nintendo's maintaining a presence in the top ten with Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii at 8 and 9 respectively. However, what's more unusual is to see is Microsoft claiming the best-selling version of five out of the top six games in this week's chart. Gosh.

  1. Fable 2 (Xbox 360)
  2. Far Cry 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  3. FIFA 09 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  5. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  6. Dead Space (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  7. LEGO Batman (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  8. Wii Fit (Wii)
  9. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  10. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Xbox 360, PS3)
  11. Wii Play (Wii)
  12. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  13. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  14. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  15. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  16. Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
  17. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  18. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  19. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  20. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  21. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  22. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  23. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  24. Family Trainer (Wii)
  25. BioShock (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  26. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  27. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
  28. Family Ski(Wii)
  29. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  30. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  31. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  32. MotoGP 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, Wii)
  33. Mercenaries 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2)
  34. Sports Island (Wii)
  35. Ratatouille (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  36. Assassin's Creed (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  37. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  38. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  39. Cooking Mama (DS)
  40. Puzzler Collection (PSP, DS)

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

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