Five Weeks On The Trot For Red Dead Redemption


It’s a standoff at the top of the All Formats Chart as Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Red Dead Redemption’ holds off ‘Super Mario Galaxy 2’ for another week.

‘Red Dead Redemption’ can now claim 5 consecutive weeks at No1 despite a 24% drop in sales this week, while sales of ‘Super Mario Galaxy 2’ fall 29% in its second week, extending the gap between the two top-sellers from 1,000 to almost 5,000 units.  The World Cup is under way with sales of EA’s ‘2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa’ up 16% this week, however it is not enough to shift it from the No3 spot.  Last week, around 50 units separated Nintendo’s ‘Rooms: The Main Building’ at No4 from Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance’ at No5, however this week it’s ‘Just Dance’ that has the tiny sales advantage as it moves from No5 to No4.  ‘Modern Warfare 2’ (-10%) moves up one place to No6 ahead of a price-promoted ‘Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands’ (+18%), which re-enters the Top 10 at No7, up from No12.  Other than FIFA, Prince of Persia is the only Top 10 title to gain sales this week.  Nintendo’s Top 10 regulars ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (-26%) and ‘Wii Sports Resort’ (-12%) are at No’s 8 and 10 respectively, while Activision’s ‘Blur’ (-5%) shifts back into the Top 10, up from No11 to No9.  This week’s two Top 40 new entries can’t make the Top 10 as ‘International Cricket 2010’ from Codemasters debuts at No12 and the critically-acclaimed PSP exclusive ‘Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker’ sneaks in at No18.

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