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UK Charts:  Wii Fit  Maintains Healthy Lead

UK Charts: Wii Fit Maintains Healthy Lead

April 6, 2009 | By David Jenkins

April 6, 2009 | By David Jenkins
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With few new releases to challenge it, Nintendo’s Wii Fit has remained the best-selling title for a second consecutive week in the UK individual platforms chart.

The only genuine new entry of the week is Warner’s film tie-in Wanted: Weapons of Fate on Xbox 360 at number 20. The PlayStation 3 version did not chart in the top 40.

Despite the lack of new entries, there was still notable movement in the charts. Midway and Ubisoft’s Wheelman saw combined sales increase by 41 percent, as the game moved up nine places to number nine on the back of heavy TV advertising.

Ubisoft’s My Fitness Coach on Wii also moved up six places to number 10. Meanwhile, Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on Xbox 360 continued its recent slow rise up the charts to number 11 – well ahead of the newer Call of Duty: World At War at number 21.

A number of older titles also re-entered the top 40 this week, most due to retailer promotions. Take-Two’s Carnival Funfair Games charted at number 16 and Sega’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Gamesat number 28. Both titles were for the Nintendo DS, with the new DSi hardware launching in the UK without any prominent new software releases from either Nintendo or third parties.

Other new entries include Activision’s Guitar Hero III for Wii at number 31, Ubisoft’s Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party for Wii at number 32, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for PlayStation 3 at number 38 and Sega’s Football Manager 2009 for PC at number 40.

Overall, in the top 40 chart by individual platforms, there are 11 titles for the Xbox 360, 10 for the Nintendo DS, nine for the Wii, eight for the PlayStation 3, two for the PC and none for the PSP.

In the separate all platforms chart, which combines all SKUs of a game into a single chart position, Wii Fit moved up one place to the top spot, as Resident Evil 5 sales fell by 38 percent at number two. With sales up 3 percent EA’s FIFA 09 rose three places to number three.

TWLWTitlePublisherFormat
11Wii FitNintendoWii
22Resident Evil 5Capcom360
34Professor Layton and the Curious VillageNintendoDS
45Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsRockstarDS
57Mario Kart WiiNintendoWii
63Resident Evil 5CapcomPS3
79Dr Kawashima's Brain TrainingNintendoDS
86Wii PlayNintendoWii
918WheelmanUbisoft360
1016Street Fighter IVUbisoftPS3
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2009 ELSPA Ltd


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