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StarCraft II plunges out of UK top three

Just one week on top for Blizzard's latest, as Toy Story 3 and MW2 resurgent

Blizzard's latest release StarCraft II has plummeted to fourth in the UK charts, having held the number one spot for just one week.

Toy Story 3 reclaimed the top spot according to Chart-Track data, having previously occupied it a fortnight ago. Retailer discounting also saw the apparently deathless Modern Warfare 2 ascend back to second place (from eighth), while Ubisoft's Dance on Broadway climbed up to third.

There was only minor movement from the rest of chart compared to last week, with notable gains including City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior and a slight return for Nintendo's more recent first-party Wii titles.

Despite its UK chart slump, StarCraft II achieved 1.5 million sales worldwide within 48 hours, while Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime last week described 2010 as the company's "most exciting year to date."

The full top 20 reads as follows:

  • 01 Toy Story 3 (Disney)
  • 02 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
  • 03 Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft)
  • 04 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)
  • 05 Red Dead Redemption (Take Two)
  • 06 Just Dance (Ubisoft)
  • 07 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies ((Square Enix)
  • 08 LEGO Harry Potter (Warner Bros)
  • 09 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
  • 10 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
  • 11 Wii Sports Resport (Nintendo)
  • 12 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (EA)
  • 13 FIFA 10 (EA)
  • 14 Sniper: Ghost Warrior (City Interactive)
  • 15 Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
  • 16 Prince Of Persia: the Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
  • 17 New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo)
  • 18 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA)
  • 19 Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
  • 20 Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft)

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Latest comments (4)

Chris Hayward11 years ago
We must remember however though that Starcraft 2 was also available for Digital Download via Battle.net which allowed for pre-load a week before launch. I'm sure if these download sales were added to the chart count then it would probably still be on the number one spot.
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Arjen Meijer Owner, RedCell11 years ago
Or everyone got his copy the first day and won't buy a second one the week after. ;)

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Arjen Meijer on 9th August 2010 1:00pm

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Tommy Thompson Studying Artificial Intelligence (PhD), University of Strathclyde11 years ago
Agreed Arjen. Most of the people I know who intended to buy StarCraft II bought it within 1-2 days or release. After all, they did have about 10 years to prepare for it.
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Ben Barrett Games Journalist 11 years ago
Day 1-2 purchases, or day 6 purchases once everyone peer pressured them, in my experience.
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