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UK charts: The Sims 3 rides high

Red Faction close, Star Ocean not.

The Sims 3 enters the UK all-formats Chart at number one this week, claiming the fourth biggest opening weekend for a PC game here - behind the two World of Warcraft expansions and Championship Manager 4.

Newcomer Red Faction: Guerrilla pursues at two, but all other débutantes miss the top 10. Those are FUEL at 12, Sacred 2 (on consoles) at 15, Star Ocean: The Last Hope at 18 and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum at 27.

The Wii re-release of Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat only manages 10 in the Wii-specific chart where Punch-Out!!, incidentally, falls to 12. The latter has yet to break into the All-Formats top 40 after three weeks on sale. Another new Nintendo game, Walk With Me! Do You Know Your Walking Routine? also misses an All-Formats top 40 spot, entering at nine in the DS platform chart.

Elsewhere, inFamous, Guitar Hero: Metallica and Virtua Tennis 2009 keep pace in the top 10 at six, eight and nine respectively.

Also, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is outselling World at War, and we notably wave bye bye to Bionic Commando and The Godfather II - perhaps to never see them again.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry The Sims 3 PC
2 New entry Red Faction: Guerrilla PS3, Xbox 360
3 1 UFC 2009: Undisputed PS3, Xbox 360
4 3 EA Sports Active Wii
5 6 Wii Fit Wii
6 5 inFamous PS3
7 2 Pokémon Platinum DS
8 4 Guitar Hero: Metallica PS3, Xbox 360
9 8 Virtua Tennis 2009 PS3, Xbox 360
10 11 Terminator Salvation PC, PS3, Xbox 360
11 7 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
12 New entry FUEL PS3, Xbox 360
13 13 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
14 12 Mario Kart Wii Wii
15 Re-entry Sacred 2: Fallen Angel PC, PS3, Xbox 360
16 15 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
17 16 My Fitness Coach Wii
18 New entry Star Ocean: The Last Hope Xbox 360
19 10 Wii Play Wii
20 New entry Mystery Stories DS
21 17 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
22 9 X-Men Origins: Wolverine DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
23 18 Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Mummy DS
24 20 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
25 23 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
26 14 Big Family Games Wii
27 New entry Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 Wii
28 27 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
29 28 Football Manager 2009 PC
30 35 Night at the Museum 2 DS, Wii, Xbox 360
31 21 Ben 10: Alien Force Wii, DS, PS2, PSP
32 25 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training DS
33 26 SEGA Superstars Tennis DS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
34 30 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, PS2, Wii
35 22 Hannah Montana: The Movie Game DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
36 24 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
37 32 Halo Wars Xbox 360
38 Re-entry Gears of War 2 Xbox 360
39 38 LEGO Indiana Jones PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
40 31 Resident Evil 5 PS3, Xbox 360

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

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