Mafia II is The Don

31/Aug/2010

‘Mafia II’ from 2K Games/Take 2 grabs the top spot in the Entertainment Software Charts from Square’s ‘Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days’ (+33%) with the biggest UK game launch since Take 2’s very own ‘Red Dead Redemption’ 14 weeks ago.


The Xbox 360 version is the Don, taking 52% of all Mafia II sales, while PS3 hits 41% and the PC version 7%.  ‘Mafia’ was originally launched as a PC game 8 years ago, with PS2 and Xbox versions following in early 2004.  The combined launch weeks of the PC, PS2 and Xbox versions of the original game only account for 29% of its successor’s first week sales (PC, XB360 & PS3).  Square’s ‘Kane & Lynch 2’ drops to No2 despite an impressive rise of 33% in sales in its second week.  Previous All Formats No1s ‘Toy Story 3’ (-11%) and ‘Red Dead Redemption’ (+0%) both make way, falling one place to No’s 3 and 4 respectively.

Wii console hardware selling at £129.99 helps boost the bundled ‘Wii Sports Resort’ (+91%) from No16 to No5.  Perennial Top 10 contender ‘Just Dance’ (+4%) slips one place to No6, but remains ahead of 'Super Mario Galaxy 2’ (+8%) which is a non-mover at No7.  ‘Lego Harry Potter’ (-12%) is the biggest Top 10 faller, down from No4 to No8, while City Interactive's 'Sniper: Ghost Warrior' re-enters the Top 10 with their highest ever chart position, up from No13 to No9, jumping Ubisoft’s ‘Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands’ (+4%) at No10.


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