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L.A. Noire beats DiRT 3 in UK Charts

Second week at number one for Rockstar, despite gains for rally franchise

Rockstar Games' L.A. Noire has remained at the number one spot in the UK sales charts, despite a 43 per cent drop in sales and heavy competition from Codemasters' DiRT 3.

Last week L.A. Noire became the fastest-selling new IP ever in the UK, allowing it to easily hold off competition from DiRT 3. Codemasters' new title still outperformed its immediate predecessor though, becoming the first game in the series to launch in the UK without the Colin McRae name.

A total of 67 per cent of sales were for the Xbox 360 version of DiRT 3, with 37 per cent on the PlayStation 3.

Most of the other top ten titles simply shuffled down to accommodate the new release, although Zumba Fitness saw a 19 per cent increase in sales at number four, and Wii Sports Resort rose by 145 per cent thanks to retail price promotions on the new Wii hardware bundle.

For similar reasons Mario Kart Wii experienced a 148 per cent rise in sales at number 10, while FIFA 11's 50 per cent increase at number seven can be attributed to build-up to the Champions League final.

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1 1 L.A. Noire
2 New Entry DiRT 3
3 2 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
4 4 Zumba Fitness
5 3 Brink
6 13 Wii Sports Resort
7 8 FIFA 11
8 10 Call of Duty: Black Ops
9 6 Crysis 2
10 23 Mario Kart Wii
11 11 Just Dance 2
12 7 Portal 2
13 12 Lego Star Wars III
14 Re-entry Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
15 9 Mortal Kombat
16 18 Wii Fit Plus
17 Re-entry Art Academy
18 15 Red Dead Redemption
19 Re-entry Fight Night Champion
20 19 Homefront
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David Jenkins