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Gran Turismo 5 pushes Black Ops from UK number one

Epic Mickey, Def Jam Rapstar miss out on top 40

Sony and Polyphony Digital's racer Gran Turismo 5 has made the top of the UK chart in its opening week, pushing the record-selling Call of Duty: Black Ops down to second.

The racing sim suffered inumerable delays and setbacks on the path to release, but all of the tweeking, testing and fine-tuning paid off with some excellent review scores and a corresponding retail performance.

GT5 is the only new entry in a resilient top ten which sees Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood in third, FIFA 11 in fourth and Just Dance 2 holding on to fifth.

The next-highest new entry is Red Dead Redemption expansion, Undead Nightmare at 14, although GFK Chart-Track's figure's only cover boxed retail, not download sales.

It wasn't a week of bumper releases, as the industry winds down schedules to concentrate on Christmas marketing, but neither Def Jam Rapstar, nor Disney's Epic Mickey, both released last week, made the top 40. Ubisoft's Michael Jackson: The Experience outsold them both at 32.

This Week Last Week Title
1 - Gran Turismo 5
2 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops
3 2 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
4 4 FIFA 11
5 5 Just Dance 2
6 3 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
7 6 Wii Party
8 27 Art Academy
9 7 Wii Sports Resort
10 13 Fallout: New Vegas
11 8 Professor Layton and the Lost Future
12 9 Kinect Sports
13 11 Wii Fit Plus
14 - Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
15 20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
16 18 Sonic Colours
17 10 New Super Mario Bros. Wii
18 14 WWE Smackdown VS. RAW
19 21 LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4
20 31 Mario Kart Wii
21 26 Toy Story 3
22 19 Football Manager 2011
23 22 New Super Mario Bros.
24 12 The Sims 3
25 16 Medal of Honor
26 23 Just Dance
27 17 F1 2010
28 15 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
29 28 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
30 25 Dance Central
31 24 Fable III
32 - Michael Jackson: The Experience
33 30 The X Factor
34 29 GoldenEye 007
35 32 Halo Reach
36 36 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
37 34 Super Mario Galaxy 2
38 Re-Entry Vanquish
39 35 Red Dead Redemption
40 38 007: Bloodstone
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