Blizzard's StarCraft II Storms to the Top


After 12 years in the making, Activision Blizzard’s real-time strategy sequel ‘Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty’ flies in at No1, which is the first PC exclusive to hit the All Formats top spot this year.

The original game debuted at No24 in the All Formats Chart back in 1998 and wasn’t even the highest selling PC game that week (Lucasarts’ Star Wars Supremacy was).  In fact the sequel has sold more this week than the original’s entire UK lifetime sales (only boxed product is accounted for).  With no other new entries this week we see Disney’s ‘Toy Story 3’ (-8%), Rockstar/Take2’s ‘Red Dead Redemption’ (-8%), Ubisoft’s ‘Dance on Broadway’ (-11%) and Warner Bros. Interactive’s ‘Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ (-10%) all slide down a place to No2, No3, No4 and No5 respectively.  Ubisoft’s other dance title in this week’s chart, ‘Just Dance’ (+26%), is up two places to No6 followed by last week’s new entry ‘Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies’ (+27%) which is also up two places to No7.

Activsion Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ (+37%) again battles it’s way into the top ten at No8 and Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Galaxy 2’ (-5%) is at No9. Rounding off the chart this week sees a return to the top 10 for another popular FPS, EA’s ‘Battlefield: Bad Company 2’ (+33%).

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