Reboot Reaps Top Honor


EA’s reboot of ‘Medal of Honor’ debuts at No1 in the All Formats Entertainment Chart giving the big US publisher the top 2 titles with ‘FIFA 11’ (-65%) relegated to second place.

It’s the biggest ever launch week for a Medal of Honor title with 52% of sales on Xbox 360, 43% on PS3 and 5% on PC.  It’s also the 4th biggest launch week for an Xbox 360 title in 2010 and 5th biggest in 2010 on PS3.  ‘Just Dance 2’, the sequel to the biggest selling game (on one format) so far in 2010, starts life at No3, pushing Ubisoft’s original game out of the Top 10 for only the 7th time since its release, down from No9 to No12.  A big marketing push helps Nintendo’s ‘Wii Party’ (+298%) enjoy a strong second week, up from No10 to No4 – Nintendo’s highest chart position since ‘Super Mario Galaxy 2’ reached No3 15 weeks ago.  ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2011’ (-59%) falls from No2 to No5, but Konami still have 2 games in the Top 10 with ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’ (-40%) holding on, despite a slip from No6 to No10.  Codemasters’ ‘F1 2010’ (-35%) drops from No4 to No6, ahead of ‘Dead Rising 2’ (-38%) by only a small margin.  ‘Halo: Reach’ (-37%) falls 3 places to No8, while Namco Bandai just miss out on 2 top 10 titles as ‘Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2’ debuts at No9, ahead of fellow Namco Bandai title ‘Enslaved: Odyssey to the West’ (-39%) which drops out of the Top 10, falling from No7 to No11.  The only other new entry to make the Top 40 this week is 2KGames’ ‘Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition’ at No35.

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