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 Kane & Lynch 2  Grabs Top Spot On UK Charts

Kane & Lynch 2 Grabs Top Spot On UK Charts

August 23, 2010 | By Tom Curtis

August 23, 2010 | By Tom Curtis
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IO Interactive's Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days topped the UK sales charts for the week ended August 21, tracking firm Chart-Track announced Monday.

The Square-Enix published title saw a much stronger debut than the original Kane & Lynch, which peaked at the number 14 spot in its second week in the UK.

Rounding out the top three were Disney's Toy Story 3 and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, both strong selling titles week over week.

No other new titles entered the top 10 this week, though Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands found its way to number eight.

Although it didn't break the top 10 this week, Chart-Track announced that Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made history this week, surpassing Nintendo's Brain Training as the best-selling title in the UK after only 10 months.

For comparison, Brain Training took 36 months to surpass the UK's previous top-selling title, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

UK All-Platforms Top 10

(The all-platforms game chart lumps together all versions of a given title.)

1. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Eidos)
2. Toy Story 3 (Disney Interactive Studios)
3. Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two)
4. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner)
5. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
6. Art Academy (Nintendo)
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
8. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
9. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft)
10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA Games)

UK Individual Platforms Top 10

On the individual platforms list, which ranks individual versions of a given title, the Xbox 360 version of Kane & Lynch 2 took the top spot, followed by Ubisoft's Just Dance and Nintendo's Art Academy.

BioWare's Mass Effect 2 found its way back into the top 10, following EA's announcement that the title will soon make its way to PlayStation 3.

1. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Eidos, Xbox 360)
2. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii)
3. Art Academy (Nintendo, DS)
4. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Eidos, PS3)
5. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo, Wii)
6. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft, Wii)
7. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Square Enix, DS)
8. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games, Xbox 360)
9. Toy Story 3 (Disney Interactive Studios, DS)
10. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (City Interactive, Xbox 360)


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