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Euro Charts: Resistance guns for the top

The launch of the PlayStation 3 has seen Sony's first-party software invade the charts across Europe, with Resistance: Fall of Man taking the top position in Italy and Spain.

The launch of the PlayStation 3 has seen Sony's first-party software invade the charts across Europe, with Resistance: Fall of Man taking the top position in Italy and Spain.

Although official chart positions are not yet available in Germany, Media Control GfK International has revealed that the three best-selling PS3 titles in the country are Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm and F1 Championship Edition.

In the first week of release, 48,000 PlayStation 3 software units were sold in Germany. In comparison, the first week of Nintendo Wii software sales were 42,000, while Xbox 360 software shifted 33,000 units after one week on sale.

In Italy, MotorStorm was just ahead of F1 Championship Edition, at two and three respectively, while in Spain the positions were reversed.

Charts figures for the week ended March 25 show that Activision's Call of Duty 3, Ridge Racer 7 and Virtua Tennis 3 were also strong launch releases in the Spanish and Italian markets.

Square Enix's Final Fantasy XII continues to prove popular in Europe, while Disney's Spectrobes is also enjoying a strong run in the top ten.

The top ten best-selling games for Spain, Italy and Germany follow:

Spain, week ended March 25

1. Resistance: Fall of Man

2. F1 Championship Edition

3. MotorStorm

4. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training

5. Virtua Tennis 3

6. Call of Duty 3

7. Spectrobes

8. Final Fantasy XII

9. Ridge Racer 7

10. Big Brain Academy

Italy, week ended March 25

1. Resistance: Fall of Man

2. MotorStorm

3. F1 Championship Edition

4. Ridge Racer 7

5. Final Fantasy XII

6. Virtua Tennis 3

7. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

8. Call of Duty 3

9. Genji: Days of the Blade

10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Germany, week ended March 18

1. The Sims 2: Seasons

2. Final Fantasy XII

3. Mario Slam Basketball

4. Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike

5. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training

6. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

7. Spectrobes

8. World of Warcraft

9. Test Drive Unlimited

10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

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