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Fable III topples Fallout and MOH from UK chart

Latest Lionhead number 1, with new entries from WWE and Star Wars

Microsoft's latest Fable game has shot straight to the head of the UK software charts, knocking last week's champ Fallout: New Vegas down to third place.

In its third week on sale, EA's Medal of Honor has slumped to sixth place, overtaken by Ubisoft's Wii title Just Dance 2 and a new entry in the shape of LucasArts' Force Unleashed sequel.

The only other new entry comes from the latest in THQ's long-running WWE wrestling series, although EA's belated release of console adaptations of PC hit The Sims 3 arguably constitutes a new arrival in ninth place.

While EA may be lamenting the performance of Medal of Honor, its latest FIFA continues to perform well - rising back up to second place.

But despite enormous critical acclaim, the EA-distributed Rock Band 3 entered the charts at just 26th position.

The full top forty follows below.

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
1New entryFable III
23FIFA 11
31Fallout: New Vegas
45Just Dance 2
5New entryStar Wars: The Force Unleashed II
26Medal of Honor
7New entryWWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011
84Professor Layton and the Lost Future
9New entry (re-entry)The Sims 3
109Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
116Wii Party
127Wii Sports Resort
1328New Super Mario Bros. Wii
148F1 2010
15New entryThe Sims 3: Late Night
1627Forza Motorsport 3
1717Red Dead: Redemption
1820Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
1911Halo: Reach
2016Wii Fit Plus
2114Just Dance
2210Dead Rising 2
2315New Super Mario Bros.
2413Toy Story 3
2524LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
26New entryRock Band 3
2721Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
2812Vanquish
2919Mafia II
3033Mario Kart Wii
3130Super Mario Galaxy 2
32Re-entryUFC 2010: Undisputed
3326Super Smash Bros. Brawl
3431Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
3518Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3629Sports Champions
37New entryThe X-Factor
3832Art Academy
3925DJ Hero 2
4022Mass Effect 2

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Latest comments (4)

Terence Gage Freelance writer 6 years ago
To be fair, I doubt EA is lamenting the performance of Medal of Honor - it's done very well really, and the UK charts are very volatile at the moment, with most games staying at or near the top for very short periods.

Elsewhere, it's a shame to see a new games Vanquish and Enslaved dropping down the chart comparatively quickly. It also seems a little ironic that DJ Hero 2 and Rock Band 3 might just be the best music games ever, and yet their impact on the chart is negligible.
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Lewis Brown Snr Sourcer/Recruiter, Electronic Arts6 years ago
I have to say that I havent bought any of them yet as I simply cant decide....defiantely 2 many out in a 2 week period...I played Vanquish at the Eurogamer Expo and have to say it played really well... so its a shame it didnt do that well I cant say it seemed that well supported on the advertising front. I will buy Fall out first as you get so much play time for your cash.....
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Josef Brett Animator 6 years ago
I'm pleased for Fable 3. It's a bit slow to start, but is getting really fun now.

Shame about Rock Band 3 and Vanquish. Hopefully word of mouth will give them a boost - both great games.
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Private Industry 6 years ago
There are just too many games now, still need to get Castlevania, Vanquish and RB3, but those will have to wait until later and not this month anymore since there is still AC Brotherhood on the to get list and still New Vegas to finish and just finished Enslaved. Maybe December depending if GT5 is released or not and January and February does not look any less packed with Killzone 3, Portal 2 and Mass Effect 2 for PS3 just to name a few. The releases could be spaced out a bit better so people can actually afford all the good games and have time to play them. Especially like Enslaved, Vanquishe and Castlevania having the release this time of the year is not a very wise decision especially for the first two that are new IP`s with no following fan base.
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