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 Modern Warfare 2  Leads UK Charts For Fifth Week

Modern Warfare 2 Leads UK Charts For Fifth Week

December 14, 2009 | By Kris Graft

December 14, 2009 | By Kris Graft
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Sales of Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 fell 11 percent week-on-week, but it was still enough to keep the shooter at the top of the UK charts for a fifth consecutive week, Chart-Track said Monday.

On Chart-Track's all-platforms chart, which ranks games by lumping together all versions of a given title, Modern Warfare 2 has been outselling a competitive lineup of holiday titles, including Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, as well as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II and Electronic Arts' FIFA 10.

Chart-Track said that Modern Warfare 2, launched November 10, generated unit sales of 1.23 million in the UK on day one. Activision later said the game generated $550 million in its first five days of availability. The fact that the game's sales can continually drop week-to-week and maintain the sales lead helps illustrate just how big the game's debut sales were.

The top 10 for this most recent week was largely just a shuffle from the prior week. The only title to fall out of the top 10 was Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues from LucasArts. Taking its place was Just Dance, a title from Ubisoft that jumped from 30 to eight.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks for Nintendo DS released in the UK during the week, but didn't manage to break the top 10, coming in at number 12.

UK All-Platforms Top 10

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
2. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
3. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft)
4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
5. FIFA 10 (EA)
6. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
7. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Sega)
8. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
9. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft)
10. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)

UK Individual Platforms Top 10

On Chart-Track's individual platforms charts, which ranks games by unit sales of individual SKUs, Nintendo Wii titles ruled the upper tiers. Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii were first, second and third for the week, respectively. In all, five Wii games were in the week's top 10.

1. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii)
2. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii)
3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Wii)
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Xbox 360)
5. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii, Sega)
6. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft, Xbox 360)
7. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii)
8. Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft, PS3)
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, PS3)
10. Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft, Xbox 360)


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