Call of Duty Still in Command at No1


Sales of ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ are down 7%, but the record-breaking title from Activision Blizzard manages to stick to its guns at the top of the All Formats Chart for a 4th consecutive week, despite another strong surge from ‘FIFA 10’ (+24%) which dribbles past ‘Assassin’s Creed II’, climbing 2 places to No2.

Last year ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ managed 5 weeks at No1 before being overtaken by ‘FIFA 09’ for the coveted Christmas No1 spot.  Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed II’ and Nintendo’s ‘New Super Mario Bros. Wii’ both fall one place to No’s 3 and 4.  Nintendo however are nicely positioned at No’s 5 and 6 with ‘Wii Sports Resort’ and ‘Wii Fit Plus’ enjoying strong sales jumps of 30% and 21% respectively.

Xmas No1 contender ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games’ (+28%) is a non-mover at No7 ahead of ‘Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues’ which gatecrashes the Top 10, up from No12 to No8 with an impressive 74% sales spike.  Two very different racing titles round off the Top 10 with ‘Forza Motorsport 3’ (+27%) a non-mover at No9 and ‘Mario Kart Wii’ (+24%) up one place to No10.  Retailer promotions of ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ (+122%) helps it back into the All Formats Top 40 at No20.  The Wii version of ‘Peppa Pig: The Game’ (+384%) helps launch it back into the Top 40 at No21, while another Ubisoft title – ‘Just Dance’ (+290%), struts its stuff in its second week of release, entering the Top 40 for the first time at No30.  The only brand new game to make the Top 40 is EA’s ‘The Saboteur’ at No39.

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