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UK charts: MW2 rewrites the record books

Activision's game sells staggeringly well.

Activision's Modern Warfare 2 has become the biggest game in UK history, selling over 1.7m copies and generating £67.4m in just five days.

To put that in perspective, MW2 grossed almost double what the entire UK entertainment software market made last week. Over 1 million copies of the better-selling Xbox 360 version alone were shifted.

Modern Warfare 2, therefore, trounced Grand Theft Auto IV's opening week record of 927,000 units.

Unsurprisingly, no other game was anywhere near Infinity Ward's this week. Last week's leader, Wii Fit Plus, fell to fourth, as Wii Sports Resort climbed into second and FIFA 10 followed in third.

Forza Motorsport accelerated to fifth, tailed by Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in sixth, LEGO Batman in seventh, Mario Kart Wii in eighth and and Pure in ninth.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City rounds out the list in 10th.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition on Wii is the only other newcomer of note in 19th.

Tropico 3 arrived in 13th on the PC-specific chart, but missed altogether on 360.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Modern Warfare 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 3 Wii Sports Resort Wii
3 2 FIFA 10 PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
4 1 Wii Fit Plus Wii
5 6 Forza Motorsport 3 Xbox 360
6 7 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games DS, Wii
7 14 LEGO Batman DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
8 12 Mario Kart Wii Wii
9 23 Pure PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 8 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Xbox 360
11 9 Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 4 Football Manager 2010 PC, PSP
13 5 Dragon Age: Origins PC, PS3, Xbox 360
14 17 Professor Layton and Pandora's Box DS
15 16 SingStar: Take That PS2, PS3
16 11 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2010 PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360
17 13 Need for Speed: Shift PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360
18 20 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
19 New entry Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition Wii
20 10 Tekken 6 PS3, Xbox 360
21 18 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii
22 19 Wii Fit Wii
23 32 LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
24 29 Wii Play Wii
25 31 Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training DS
26 Re-entry Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
27 21 DJ Hero PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
28 34 SEGA Superstars Tennis DS, PS3, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360
29 15 Borderlands PS3, Xbox 360
30 24 EyePet PS3
31 35 Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
32 New entry Hasbro Family Game Night: Volume 2 Wii
33 25 Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360
34 36 LEGO Indiana Jones DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
35 40 Rhythm Paradise DS
36 27 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
37 30 Guitar Hero 5 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
38 Re-entry Rabbids Go Home Wii, DS
39 26 Ghostbusters DS, PC, PS2 , PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
40 33 Style Boutique DS

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