Resident Evil 5 gets its teeth stuck into No1

23/Mar/2009

‘Resident Evil 5’ remains at the top of the All Formats Chart this week despite a 52% drop in sales following its highly successful launch.


Nintendo are also a non-mover at No2 with ‘Wii Fit’ (-9%) enjoying a prolonged period of steady sell through. At launch ‘Resident Evil 5’ outsold ‘Wii Fit’ by 5 to 1, but in its second week the gap has narrowed to 2.7 to 1. Nintendo also chart at No3 with ‘Professor Layton’ up one place to No3 from No4. This week’s highest new entry goes to THQ and ‘WWE Legends of Wrestlemania’, new at No4 with sales split relatively evenly across PS3 and Xbox 360. After 2 Grand Theft Auto games on PSP, Rockstar’s iconic franchise arrives on DS this week for the first time. ‘Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars’ is new at No6, selling around half of previous handheld GTA title GTA: Vice City Stories’ launch week. A retailer promotion on ‘Street Fighter IV’ (+48%) helps it re-enter the Top 10, up from No13 to No7, giving Capcom two Top 10 games this week. However, Nintendo make it 3 Top 10 games thanks to the Mother’s Day promoted, turquoise DS Lite Starter Pack, which shoots ‘Brain Training’ (+117%) back into the Top 10, up from No21 to No8. There are 3 new releases that don’t make the Top 10 – ‘Singstar Queen’ at No22, ‘Scrabble Interactive: 2009 Edition’ at No27 and ‘Madworld’ at No34.


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