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It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13, it sold around twice the number of copies as Blood Stone, which is also available on DS. Contacting several retailers revealed GoldenEye is out of stock in many locations.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii enjoyed a healthy spurt in sales, no doubt helped by the excitement surrounding the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., a strong advertising campaign and the recently-released red Nintendo Wii console. Professor Layton and the Lost Future kept up its strong performance too, gaining ground to find number 5.