Christmas UK Sales Charts - Surprisingly Unsurprising Edition

Wii dominates the charts despite being overshadowed by Modern Warfare 2

At the beginning of time (the 80s), man created video game consoles, and he rested partially content. After creating games, marketing, public outcry, double digits' worth of bits and CDs, man rested slightly more content. Then came sales tracking, and who knew when the first sales tracked and charted that in 2009 a game would destroy every record in the books and remain a number-one selling title despite the fact that everybody owns 1.7 copies already.

Numbers in brackets indicate previous weeks position. Bolded titles are Nintendo products.

All-format Chart
1. [1] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. [5] FIFA 10
3. [5] Wii Fit Plus
4. [2] Wii Sports Resort
5. [3] Assassin's Creed II
6. [7] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games
7. [6] New Super Bros. Wii
8. [9] Forza Motorsport 3
9. [10] Mario Kart Wii
10. [8] Just Dance

Wii Chart
1. [1] Wii Sports Resort
2. [2] New Super Mario Bros. Wii
3. [3] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games
4. [4] Mario Kart Wii
5. [6] Rabbids Go Home
6. [5] F1 2009
7. [14] Hasbro Family Games Night 2
8. [13] U-Sing
9. [9] Toy Story Mania
10. [10] Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare: Reflex

DS Chart
1. [2] Professor Layton And Pandora's Box
2. [3] The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
3. [4] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games
4. [3] Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
5. [7] New Super Mario Bros.
6. [5] Cooking Mama
7. [6] Professor Layton And The Curious Village
8. [8] Mario Kart DS
9. [11] More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima
10. [12] Style Boutique

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has spent its sixth consecutive week on the all-format chart, despite total domination by the Wii. Seven out of the top ten selling games are on Nintendo's plucky little console, a storming effort to be sure. New Super Mario Bros. Wii should be a little higher in our opinion, specifically that yummy first spot, but 7th and 2nd are still worthy spots. The fact that the new Legend of Zelda title, Spirit Tracks, isn't in first for the DS is perplexing too.

Just Dance charted astonishingly well at number 10 on the all-format chart, and the fact that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex charted at number ten on the Wii charts indicates the hardcore market is still alive and kicking despite the ever-growing group of naysayers.

It should be noted that the Wii and DS charts only list full-price games, which explains why neither Wii Fit Plus nor Just Dance appear despite placing handsomely on the all-format list. As those titles are budget-priced, they are tracked on a different chart. Just squint and imagine they're wedged in 1st and 6th place.


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