Kane & Lynch 2 is Top Dog

23/Aug/2010

Eidos/Square Enix get their teeth into No1 this week with ‘Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days’ on 360/PS3/PC claiming No1 at launch. The original ‘Kane & Lynch: Dead Men’ peaked at No14 in the second week on this chart (week 48, 2007).


This is the third title this year to gain the top spot for Square Enix, having previously been No1 with ‘Final Fantasy XIII’ in week 10 and No1 with ‘Just Cause 2’ in week 12. Disney’s ‘Toy Story 3’ (-15%) only drops to No2 and Rockstar/Take 2 also drop one place to No3 with ‘Red Dead Redemption’ (-15%).  Warner remains at No4 with ‘Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ (-10%) and Ubisoft rise one place to No5 with perennial favourite ‘Just Dance’ (-8%).  Talking of perennial favourites this is the week that Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ finally overtakes Nintendo’s DS ‘Dr Kawashima’ as the biggest selling UK title ever (units) and achieves this feat in just 41 weeks (around 10 months), of which only 3 weeks were outside the Entertainment Software Top 10.

It took ‘Dr Kawashima’ around 36 months to overtake the previous record holder, Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ (PS2, Xbox and PC).


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