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Resident Evil 5 tops UK chart

Capcom title goes straight in at number one as Empire falls to 8th place

Capcom, which earlier today announced that Resident Evil had sold 4 million units since going on sale globally, can now celebrate the official UK number one chart position as well.

The game beat out all competition to go straight in at the top, while last week's number one - strategy title Empire: Total War - fell seven places to eighth.

The chart, compiled by GfK Chart-Track from sales information for the week ending March 14, saw Wii Fit move back up to second place, while HAWX also moved up a place to third.

Prof Layton and the Curious Village was up two places into fourth, while Killzone 2 dropped three places into fifth.

FIFA 09 continued its long tail by rising two places to sixth, followed by Call of Duty: World at War and Empire: Total War.

Halo Wars and the irrepressible Mario & Sonic at the Olympics rounded out the top ten.

That meant that the chart's top sellers were spread well between publishers, with only Nintendo and Sega picking up two entries apiece, while each of Capcom, Ubisoft, Sony, EA, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft shared the rest equally.

The top ten is as follows:

  • 1. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)
  • 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
  • 3. HAWX (Ubisoft)
  • 4. Prof Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
  • 5. Killzone 2 (Sony)
  • 6. FIFA 09 (EA)
  • 7. Call of Duty: World at War (Activision Blizzard)
  • 8. Empire: Total War (Sega)
  • 9. Halo Wars (Microsoft)
  • 10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympics (Sega)
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