It's a battle of the 'core' and 'casual' this week in the Chart Track UK software chart, as Ubisoft's Just Dance remains wedged between Mass Effect 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in second place, with only 850 sales away from reclaiming the #1 spot.
(1) - 1 - Mass Effect 2 - EA - 2
(2) - 2 - Just Dance - Ubisoft - 10
(3) - 3 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Activision - 13
(NE) - 4 - Dante’s Inferno - EA - 2
(7) - 5 - FIFA 10 - EA - 19
(5) - 6 - Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo - 29
(4) - 7 - MAG - Sony - 2
(8) - 8 - New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Nintendo - 12
(6) - 9 - Wii Fit Plus - Nintendo – 15
(10) 10 - James Cameron’s Avatar – Ubisoft – 9
(Last week's position in brackets, followed by current position, game name, publisher and number of weeks in the chart)
BioWare's sci-fi adventure suffered a sales drop of 64% this week, which almost put it on sales parity with the Wii dancing game (-26%). Modern Warfare 2 (-12%) is also challenged of its third place by newcomer Dante's Inferno, which Chart Track says is only “a tiny number” of sales away from pushing the Christmas #1 under.
EA's virtual take on Inferno is the only new entry to hit the Top 10, with Star Trek Online just sitting outside at #11, and MX vs ATV Reflex debuting at 18th. The Sims 3: Design & High Tech Stuff add-on pack reaches 20th in the chart.
While the Top 3 hasn't changed from last week, the rest of the Top 10 shuffles about a bit as MAG drops three places to #7, Wii Fit Plus stumbles to 9th and a resurgence of FIFA 10 knocks Wii Sports Resort down a place. New Super Mario Bros. Wii and James Cameron's Avatar remain unchanged.