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Retail

PS3 game sales reinvigorate UK software chart

Mon 07 Sep 2009 10:07am GMT / 6:07am EDT / 3:07am PDT
Retail

Modern Warfare soars 128% following PS3 slim bundling; Batman: Arkham Asylum holds top spot

PlayStation 3 game sales have soared in the latest UK all-formats chart, with a bundle incorporating the new slim Sony console and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare helping the game to leap from number 10 in the chart to number 3.

Sales of Modern Warfare were up 128 per cent in total, taking the game to its highest chart position in 18 months, while Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 recorded a sales increase of 38 per cent and Fight Night Round 4 68 per cent, with PlayStation 3 versions accounting for the majority of the rise.

Meanwhile, holding on to the number one position in the chart for a second week was Batman: Arkham Asylum. Sales of the game dropped 27 per cent, but not enough for the game at number two, Wii Sport Resort, to outdo it.

Heading down the chart this week were former number one Ashes Cricket 2009, which dropped two places to number five, and Call of Duty: World At War, which went from number six to number eight.

Two new releases entered the top ten - IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey and Dissidia: Final Fantasy. Wii Fit climbed one place to number four and three of last week's top ten, Wolfenstein, Mario Kart Wii and Lego Batman: The Videogame, dropped down to numbers 11, 12 and 14 respectively.

The full UK all-formats chart from Chart Track for the week ending September 5 is as follows:

  • 01 Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • 02 Wii Sports Resort
  • 03 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • 04 Wii Fit
  • 05 Ashes Cricket 2009
  • 06 IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
  • 07 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
  • 08 Call of Duty: World at War
  • 09 Fight Night Round 4
  • 10 Dissidia: Final Fantasy

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