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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty tops UK charts

First PC exclusive to hit No.1 in all-formats chart this year

Activision-Blizzard's hugely anticipated strategy sequel StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has gone straight in at number one in the UK all-formats chart, becoming the first PC exclusive to occupy the top spot this year.

In terms of UK boxed copies, the game sold more in the week of its release than the original did during its entire lifetime. The original StarCraft only managed the 24th spot in the week of its release in 1998, failing to even become the best-selling PC title at the time.

It's the only new entry to the chart in a week of few releases, as Toy Story 3 (Disney), Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), Dance On Broadway (Ubisoft) and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Interactive) all slide down a place to accommodate the RTS monster, filling spots two, three, four and five, respectively. Naughty Bear disappears from the top twenty all together, slipping to 25th place.

Ubisoft's Just Dance climbed two places from last week, with the rest of the chart made up from Dragon Quest IX, Modern Warfare 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Just Dance and Dragon Quest have seen sales bumped by 26 per cent and 27 per cent respectively, with Modern Warfare clocking a 37 per cent rise, and Bad Company 2 33 per cent.

The full top 20 reads as follows:

  • 01 StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty
  • 02 Toy Story 3
  • 03 Red Dead Redemption
  • 04 Dance on Broadway
  • 05 LEGO Harry Potter
  • 06 Just Dance
  • 07 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  • 08 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 09 Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • 10 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • 11 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • 12 FIFA 10
  • 13 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  • 14 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • 15 BioShock 2
  • 16 Wii Sports Resort
  • 17 Wii Fit Plus
  • 18 Crackdown 2
  • 19 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
  • 20 Sniper: Ghost Warrior

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