Somebody put a Wanted poster up for Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar's open-world Western has enjoyed huge demand and unprecedented sell-outs to reach the #1 spot in the UK all-format software chart (courtesy GfK Chart-Track). It marks the second #1 for Take 2 this year (BioShock 2 being the first) and the first Rockstar win since GTA IV's launch in 2008.
(NE) - 1 - Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar - (1)
(1) - 2 - 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - EA Sports - (4)
(4) - 3 - Just Dance - Ubisoft - (25)
(9) - 4 - Wii Fit Plus - Nintendo - (30)
(NE) - 5 - Split/Second: Velocity - Disney Interactive Studios - (1)
(6) - 6 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - EA Games - (12)
(3) - 7 - Lost Planet 2 - Capcom - (2)
(2) - 8 - Alan Wake - Microsoft - (2)
(NE) - 9 - Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - Ubisoft - (1)
(NE) - 10 - Modnation Racers - Sony - (1)
(Note: Last week's position first, followed by this week's ranking, game name, publisher and number of weeks in the chart)
It's been a good week for new releases in general this week, with Disney's Split/Second: Velocity entering the Top 10 at #5, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands complementing the Sands of Time movie release at #9 and Sony's ModNation Racers creating a space for itself at #10. The continued presence of 2010 FIFA World Cup, Lost Planet 2 and Alan Wake help keep the Top 10 fresh.
Ubisoft's Just Dance and Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus are the granddaddies of the chart right now, having clocked an impressive 55 weeks' ranking between them. And they still ride high in this week's Top 10, reaching #3 and #4 positions respectively.