The Charts: Uncharted 2 Gets Charted at Two

Also; good news for heavy metallers this week.

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Eddie wasn't messing around with his promotion of Brütal Legend
Eddie wasn't messing around with his promotion of Brütal Legend
This week saw four new major releases hit store shelves, and all of them seem to have made the Chart-Track Top 10 quite nicely. The big story today (although unsurprising) is in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which managed to overtake Codies' Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and sit pretty at the Number 2 spot. The PS3 AAA wasn't powerful enough to usurp FIFA 10 off the top of the charts, but there's no doubt that Sony are quite happy with the result, and hoping sales will continue.

Wii Sports Resort manages to climb the charts and make room for new activity-sports title, Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games. SEGA and Nintendo's IOC-branded mascot mash-up grabs a comfy middle spot at #5, and if the first Mario and Sonic game is any indication, isn't going to let go of the top 10 for a very long time. Welcome your Olympic Winter overlords.

Brütal Legend headbangs into seventh position, and it is our hope that it will continue to rock most heavenly in the charts to come. The performance of Tim Shafer's latest, starring Jack Black and a myriad of heavy metal legends, is bound to have been worth the legal trouble the game has had in recent times.

Rounding off the newbies is Fallout 3: GOTY Edition, which is basically Fallout 3 with all the downloadable content packs. For those who haven't taken the plunge into the Capital Wasteland, now's the time to dig in and get sucked into a compelling action RPG.

Here's the chart listing in full. Last week's position in brackets, this week's in bold; NE stands for 'New Entry'. Easy peasy.

(1) - 1 - FIFA 10 - EA Sports
(NE) - 2 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Sony
(2) - 3 - Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - Codemasters
(5) - 4 - Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo
(NE) - 5 - Mario & Sonic At Olympic Winter Games - Sega
(3) - 6 - Need For Speed: Shift - EA Games
(NE) - 7 - Brütal Legend - EA Games
(4) - 8 - Professor Layton And Pandora's Box - Nintendo
(6) - 9 - Halo 3: ODST - Microsoft
(NE) - 10 - Fallout 3: GOTY – Bethesda


sc 19 Oct 2009 11:22
Not bad considering Fifa 10 is across 4 or 5 platforms?

Uncharted 2 being exclusively on 1 would have fought pretty hard.

Well worth it though uncharted dominated my weekend.
Batter 19 Oct 2009 14:25
Well done to Uncharted but I can't help but find the stranglehold EA have with FIFA really annoying.

How can a game that is essentially a patch on the previous version sell so well with people so willing to pay for it? It's ridiculous that they're allowed to do so.

I wonder if PES didn't exist the anti-monolopy laws could be used?
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