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UK charts: Fallout 3 is new clear leader

Lots of new entries. Full top 40 inside.

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Fallout 3 has exploded into the UK charts, robbing the top spot from RPG rival Fable II.

Sales of the Bethesda game were no doubt boosted by a multiformat release (and perhaps one or two 10/10 review scores). A whopping 55 per cent of copies sold were for Xbox 360 - leaving just 28 per cent for PS3 and 17 per cent for PC.

This caused a dip in Fable II morale and a subsequent trip to number four, behind FIFA 09 at two and Wii Fit at three. PES 2009 is in fifth place.

Far Cry 2 is at six this week, followed in 007th by new entry Quantum of Solace, piggybacking the popularity of the new Bond James Bond film.

Rounding out the chart are LEGO Batman at eight, Mario Kart Wii at nine and Saints Row 2 at 10.

Other new entries include the PC release of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 at 15, MySims Kingdom at 25, More Touchmaster at 28 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year at 29.

This week we wave goodbye to chart short-stayers Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, MotoGP '08 and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.

BioShock also dropped out of the running after spending just one week back in the limelight following its PS3 release. Mercenaries 2 has disappeared, too.

  1. Fallout 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  2. FIFA 09 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  3. Wii Fit (Wii)
  4. Fable 2 (Xbox 360)
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  6. Far Cry 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  7. Quantum of Solace (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  8. LEGO Batman (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  9. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  10. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  11. Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Xbox 360, PS3)
  12. Dead Space (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  13. Wii Play (Wii)
  14. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  15. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC)
  16. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  17. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  18. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  19. Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii)
  20. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, DS, PS2, PSP)
  21. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  22. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  23. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  24. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  25. MySims Kingdom (Wii, DS)
  26. WALL-E (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  27. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  28. More Touchmaster (DS)
  29. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (DS)
  30. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima (DS)
  31. Family Trainer (Wii)
  32. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  33. Monopoly (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
  34. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS)
  35. Cooking Mama (DS)
  36. Imagine: Teacher (DS)
  37. Family Ski (Wii)
  38. Nintendogs: Lab & Friends (DS
  39. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  40. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

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

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