2K's Mafia II sits pretty at the top of the UK video game chart for the second week in a row, and already we've run out of clever gangster puns to celebrate that fact. GfK Chart-Track already used the line "crime does pay" this week. Maybe we should just do an impression of Joe Pesci or something.
(1) - 1 - Mafia II - 2K Games - (2)
(2) - 2 - Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days - Square Enix - (3)
(5) - 3 - Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo - (59)
(3) - 4 - Toy Story 3 - Disney - (8)
(4) - 5 - Red Dead Redemption - Rockstar - (16)
(6) - 6 - Just Dance - Ubisoft - (40)
(7) - 7 - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Nintendo - (13)
(9) - 8 - Sniper: Ghost Warrior - City Interactive - (10)
(10) - 9 - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - Ubisoft - (16)
(NE) - 10 - Tom Clancy?s HAWX 2 - Ubisoft - (1)
It seems that organised (and unorganised) crime is a popular theme in these dark economic times, as Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days sits just behind Mafia II. Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort climbs to #3, breaking that theme somewhat, but its pack-in deal with new Wii consoles and cheaper price tag does benefit those looking for a bargain.
Ubisoft perform well in the chart this week, with Just Dance holding tight at #6 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands climbing to #9 - it also holds the only new entry in the Top 10 with H.A.W.X. 2 entering at #10. The only other titles to debut in the whole chart are Nintendo's Metroid: Other M at #12 and Tetris Party Deluxe at #23.
We are aware that the headline is actually a bit misleading given that Cody Jarrett, played by James Cagney in White Heat, who uttered the words "Top of the world, ma!" was never in the Mafia. So stop being so pedantic, k?