UK Charts: Mafia II is still the boss

Mafia IIGangster shooter Mafia II holds its position as Kingpin of the UK Software charts for the second week in a row.  It may have suffered a drop in sales compared to its first week of release, but Mafia II isn’t sleeping with the fishes yet.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days still remains the biggest threat to Mafia II, with the Square Enix title at number two for the second consecutive week. Nintendo Wii Sports Resort takes third place, securing its highest chart position since December 2009.

Toy Story 3 and Red Dead Redemption continue their gradual declines in the UK sales charts, dropping one place each to fourth and fifth respectively. Meanwhile, there are no changes in sixth or seventh with Ubisoft’s Just Dance and Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy both non-movers in this week’s chart.

Somehow Sniper: Ghost Warrior moves up one to eighth place, while Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands also rises one position into ninth. The only new entry into the top ten this week is another Ubisoft game, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 which claims tenth position in its debut week.

The only other new entries to enter the charts this week were Metroid: Other M in 12th place, while Tetris Party Deluxe on the Nintendo DS enters in 23rd.

The full top ten of the UK Software chart for the week ending September 4th is as follows:

1. Mafia II (2K Games)
2. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Square Enix)
3. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
4. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
5. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)
6. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
8. Sniper: Ghost Warrior (City Interactive)
9. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)
10. Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 (Ubisoft)

So Train2Game students, do you think Mafia II is deserving of holding onto top spot? And will it do it again next week? Why on earth is Sniper: Ghost Warrior climbing the charts? And is can Metroid: Other M only entering the charts in 12th place be seen as a failure?

Leave your thoughts on Mafia II, Kane & Lynch 2 or any of the other games in the UK Software charts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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