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UK charts: GTA IV steals number one spot

Viva Piñata back. Full top 40 inside.

Grand Theft Auto IV has unsurprisingly romped to the top of the UK Charts after five days on sale.

It amassed a whopping 926,000 sales and went on to break all sorts of industry records overseen by Cheryl Baker and Kris Akabusi.

The rest of the top five was Nintendo-dominated with Wii Fit at two, Mario & Sonic at the Olympics at three, Wii play at four and Mario Kart Wii at five.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue was at six, followed by Pro Evolution Soccer at seven, Call of Duty 4 at eight and Brain Training at nine. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 rounded out this week's high-flyers at 10.

The only other new entry this week was movie tie-in Iron Man at 11, although plenty of oldies managed to surge back into the limelight: Forza 2 re-entered at 25, Cooking Mama was back at 33, My Word Coach spelled 36, Viva Piñata made 38, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree took 39 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories finished the list at 40.

Big movers and shakers this week were Wii Play climbing from 15 to 4, and Halo 3 up from 31 to 22. On the flip side, UEFA Euro 2008 fell from 9 to 19, and SEGA Superstars Tennis tumbled from 7 to 21.

All of which means we say goodbye to SmackDown Vs. Raw 2008, Condemned 2, Football Manager 2008, Time Crisis 4, Dark Sector, LEGO Star Wars and Army of Two.

Here's that UK All-Formats Top 40 chart in full:

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  2. Wii Fit (Wii)
  3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  4. Wii Play (Wii)
  5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  6. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, DS, PSP)
  8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  9. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  10. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Xbox 360, PS3)
  11. Iron Man: The Official Videogame (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  12. Game Party (Wii)
  13. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  14. Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii)
  15. FIFA 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  16. Cooking Mama 2 (Wii, DS)
  17. Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
  18. Imagine: Babies (DS)
  19. UEFA Euro 2008 Xbox 360, PC, PS3, PS2, PSP)
  20. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima (DS)
  21. SEGA Superstars Tennis (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS)
  22. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
  23. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  24. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP)
  25. Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
  26. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  27. SingStar Summer Party (PS2)
  28. Ben 10: Protector of Earth (Wii, PS2, PSP, DS)
  29. 42 All-Time Classics (DS)
  30. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  31. Sight Training (DS)
  32. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  33. Cooking Mama (Wii, DS)
  34. Ratatouille (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP, GBA)
  35. Professor Kageyama's Maths Training (DS)
  36. My Word Coach (DS)
  37. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  38. Viva Piñata (Xbox 360, PC)
  39. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii)
  40. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2, PSP)

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

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