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Ashes Cricket drops from top spot, Wolfenstein at number 2 in latest UK chart

Wii Sports Resort reclaims top of chart after sales drop off for its challengers

Wii Sports Resort has landed at the top of the latest UK chart for a second time around after sales of Ashes Cricket 2009 more than halved, while Activision Blizzard's Wolfenstein has made its début chart entry at number two.

After enjoying number one success for two weeks, virtual cricket proved less popular than the real life Ashes this week as the Codemasters game sank two positions to number three, with sales falling 56 per cent.

Activision Blizzard's resurrection of the classic Wolfenstein did much better however, with first week sales that almost matched those of the MotionPlus bundled Wii Sports Resort. The shooter tailed behind the Nintendo title by just 2000 sales.

The publisher's new game now gives it three titles in the UK top ten, with Wolfenstein joining Call of Duty: World At War, which saw price promotions increase sales by 36 per cent this week, and Prototype, which moved up one place to number 10.

Nintendo shared this accolade with three games of its own in the top ten - alongside Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii further proved their resilience taking the number four and seven positions respectively.

Ubisoft Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood dropped two places to number six this week, with a sales drop of 26 per cent, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 fell to number eight following a sales drop of 24 per cent.

Fellow EA Sports title and former number one Fight Night Round 4 re-entered the top ten at number nine, although sales were still down 5 per cent on last week, while Madden NFL 10 dropped all the way from number eight to 20, with sales down 43 per cent.

The full UK all-formats chart from Chart Track for the week ending August 22 is as follows:

  • 01 Wii Sports Resort
  • 02 Wolfenstein
  • 03 Ashes Cricket 2009
  • 04 Wii Fit
  • 05 Call of Duty: World at War
  • 06 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
  • 07 Mario Kart Wii
  • 08 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
  • 09 Fight Night Round 4
  • 10 Prototype
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Kath Brice