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Mafia II leads UK chart for third consecutive week

Nintendo's Metroid: Other M almost disappears from top 40 in second week of release

2K Czech's crime shooter Mafia II has retained its spot at the top of the UK all-format chart for the third week of its release, holding off a surge from last week's biggest new entry HAWX 2, which climbed eight places from tenth place to second, boosted by the release of the PlayStation 3 SKU.

Square Enix held on to a top three spot with Kane & Lynch 2, which slipped one place from last week's number two. Sixth, seventh and eighth places on the chart were taken by new entries this week, as Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Kindom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and R.U.S.E. all hit the top ten in their opening weeks.

Nintendo's Metroid: Other M, which only managed 12th place on release last week, despite a high-profile marketing campaign, slipped all the way to 40th place in the chart.

This WeekLast WeekTitle
11Mafia II
102Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
32Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
44Toy Story 3
523Tetris Party Deluxe
6New entrySpider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
7New entryKingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
8New entryR.U.S.E.
99Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
105Red Dead Redemption
116Just Dance
127Super Mario Galaxy 2
1311LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
1414Mass Effect 2
158Sniper: Ghost Warrior
163Wii Sports Resort
1720Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
1815Battlefield: Bad Company 2
1935Batman: Arkham Asylum
2016Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Terence Gage Freelance writer 11 years ago
I haven't played Metroid: Other M yet, but based on consumer feedback I've read, it certainly sounds like the most divisive in the series to date.

Elsewhere, glad to see a few new games do well in the charts, after what seems like months of the same games holding the top spots. Is this the first time - or surely one of the first times - Just Dance has slipped out the top 10 since its release?
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.11 years ago
Metroid has never been a big seller in Europe. It usually ranges from 25% to 10% of the American total.
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Private Industry 11 years ago
Strange didn`t see Ruse in store when I looked last Friday at Game.

Well for next week we all know that Mafia 2 isn`t going to be first place anymore and will be replaced by Halo: Reach. Curious to see how the move titles will do.

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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 11 years ago
I have yet to get Metroid: Other M but will do at some point, Mafia II hasn't interested me yet but good on them for doing so well.
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Tomas Lidström Lighting Artist, Rebellion11 years ago
Halo reach released today. Mafia 2 will fall! :)
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