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Wii Sports Resort is top of the pops

Potter falls off his stick.

Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort has taken the number one spot in this week's UK All-Formats Top 40, knocking Harry Potter into a cocked sorting hat.

Well, knocking it into second place anyway, even though sales were only down by four per cent according to data-gatherers Chart-Track.

And while Chart-Track hasn't any Wii Sports data to compare Resort's first-week sales to, because the original was bundled with the Wii, it does point out that week-one Wii hardware sales from 2006 are very similar to week-one Wii Sports Resort sales.

We can also kill another paragraph with the revelation that Resort has enjoyed the fourth-biggest first week of a Wii title ever, behind Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii and SEGA's evergreen-hill-zone Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Wii Fit both hold firm at third and fourth respectively, and there's not a lot of movement elsewhere in the top ten either.

Indeed, it's a bit of a quiet week for chart movement in general, with no massive dips or jumps besides the re-entry of Race Driver: GRID at 22.

See below for the whole top 40 with movements. And please do see below - it takes ages to move everything around in TextPad every Monday.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Wii Sports Resort Wii
2 1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
3 3 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
4 4 Wii Fit Wii
5 2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
6 5 Fight Night Round 4 PS3, Xbox 360
7 6 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PC, PS3, Xbox 360
8 7 The Sims 3 PC
9 9 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS
10 10 EA Sports Active Wii
11 11 Mario Kart Wii Wii
12 16 UFC 2009: Undisputed PS3, Xbox 360
13 8 Virtua Tennis 2009 PS3, Xbox 360
14 14 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
15 12 Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
16 15 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
17 18 Wii Play Wii
18 13 Prototype PC, PS3, Xbox 360
19 19 Pokémon Platinum DS
20 20 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
21 22 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
22 Re-entry Race Driver: GRID DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
23 21 Rhythm Paradise DS
24 24 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
25 17 Grand Slam Tennis Wii
26 25 inFamous PS3
27 29 Mario Kart DS DS
28 30 Red Faction: Guerrilla PS3, Xbox 360
29 31 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Autobots DS
30 23 SEGA Superstars Tennis DS, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
31 Re-entry Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force DS
32 26 Ghostbusters PS2, PS3
33 Re-entry Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite PSP
34 35 Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
35 38 My Fitness Coach Wii
36 34 Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360
37 37 Football Manager 2009 PC
38 40 Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training DS
39 Re-entry Mystery Stories DS, PC
40 Re-entry New Super Mario Bros. DS

Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, ©2009 ELSPA (UK) Ltd.