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UK charts: Smash Bros. is smash hit

Muscles way to No. 1. Full top 40 inside.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl has headbutted its way to the top of the UK all formats chart this week, thumping previous leader LEGO Indiana Jones down to three.

The much anticipated game is the third-largest UK Wii launch behind Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii.

Below it, lots of new entries considerably shook-up the list: Battlefield: Bad Company was in second place, Big Beach Sports posed at five and Beijing Olympics crossed the line at nine.

Wii Fit jumped enormously from 27 to four thanks to some stock turning up, Metal Gear Solid 4 slid from two to six, and Mario Kart Wii boosted from 11 to seven.

Top Spin 3 managed to better its seeding from 12 to eight this week, and Grand Theft Auto IV rounded out the star performers at 10.

Just outside the top flight were new entries Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and The Bourne Conspiracy at 14 and 15, respectively. Interestingly, Guitar Hero III trailed the fresh series instalment at 16.

Even further down at 31 was Kane's Wrath, which re-enters thanks to the Xbox 360 release, and Kung Fu Panda that just makes the list and debuts at 40.

Other big movers were Alone in the Dark falling down a dark hole from three to 17, GRID braking hard from eight to 18, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII stumbling from 10 to 23, and Civilization Revolution regressing from 13 to 24.

This week waves goodbye to Ninja Gaiden II and UEFA Euro 2008.

Here's the list in full:

  1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company (Xbox 360, PS3)
  3. LEGO Indiana Jones (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  4. Wii Fit (Wii)
  5. Big Beach Sports (Wii)
  6. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
  7. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  8. Top Spin 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)
  9. Beijing 2008 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, Xbox 360)
  11. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS)
  12. Wii Play (Wii)
  13. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  14. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii)
  15. The Bourne Conspiracy (Xbox 360, PS3)
  16. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, DS)
  17. Alone in the Dark (Xbox 360, PC, PS2, Wii)
  18. Race Driver: GRID (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  19. Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What To Eat? (DS)
  20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS)
  21. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PC, DS, PSP)
  22. FIFA 08 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
  23. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
  24. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (Xbox 360, PS3)
  25. Carnival: Funfair Games (Wii)
  26. Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
  27. My Health Coach: Weight Management (DS)
  28. Cooking Mama 2 (Wii, DS)
  29. Game Party (Wii)
  30. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima (DS)
  31. Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (PC, Xbox 360)
  32. SEGA Superstars Tennis (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS)
  33. Football Manager 2008 (PC, Xbox 360)
  34. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  35. Mario Kart DS (DS)
  36. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)
  37. The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS)
  38. Iron Man: The Official Videogame (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS)
  39. Cooking Mama (DS, Wii)
  40. Kung Fu Panda (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS)

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

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