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Pokemon tops UK charts, is Nintendo's third-biggest launch ever

Killzone 3 drops to 5, sees 58% sales slump after one week

Nintendo's latest Pokemon game for DS has gone straight to the top of the UK charts, with its two SKUs occupying both the number one and two positions.

Claimed UKIE, Pokemon White Version is the second fastest-selling DS game ever (behind Professor Layton and Pandora's Box), and was 13,000 sales ahead of Black Version.

Combined, the pair make for Nintendo's third biggest ever UK launch (behind Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii).

The only other new entry in the top ten is EA's Fight Night Champion, with the next highest new entries being THQ's PC strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution at 17 and Trion's MMO Rift at 18.

Meanwhile, EA's Bulletstorm displaces last week's number one, Killzone 3, with the latter dropping four places to number 5. Sony's shooter exclusive saw its sales fall 58 per cent week on week, while Bulletstorm's dropped by 46 per cent.

Sales for all top 20 games were down, with even Black Ops falling 54 per cent. The drop was attributed to the prior week having been schools' half-term in the UK.

The full UK top 40 is as follows:

This Week Last Week Title
1 New entry Pokemon White
2 New entry Pokemon Black
3 New entry Fight Night Champion
4 2 Bulletstorm
5 1 Killzone 3
6 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops
7 5 Just Dance 2
8 4 FIFA 11
9 6 Dead Space 2
10 9 Wii Party
11 8 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
12 13 Just Dance
13 11 Test Drive Unlimited 2
14 7 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
15 14 Dance Juniors
16 17 Wii Sports Resort
17 New entry Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution
18 12 The Sims 3
19 New entry Rift
20 18 Wii Fit Plus
21 10 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
22 25 Kinect Joy Ride
23 15 Toy Story 3
24 19 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction
25 23 Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
26 26 Kinect Sports
27 20 Art Academy
28 28 Medal of Honor
29 16 LittleBigPlanet 2
30 29 Just Cause 2
31 27 New Super Mario Bros.
32 36 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
33 Re-entry Fallout: New Vegas
34 30 Mario Kart Wii
35 34 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem!
36 33 WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011
37 Re-entry Football Manager 2011
38 Re-entry Batman: Arkham Asylum
39 35 Dance Central
40 Re-entry Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

Leisure software charts compiled by Gfk Chart-Track, ©2011 UKIE (UK) Ltd.

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