UK Charts: LittleBigPlanet 2 debuts at Number 1

LittleBigPlanet 2, the almost essential game for Train2Game students, has climbed to the top of the UK Charts on just its first week on sale.

LittleBigPlanet 2 was released on Friday and has proved popular amongst the Train2Game Facebook community. It marks Media Molecules’ first ever GFK Chart-Track All formats Number 1, and trumps the original games highest position of Number 4 when it was released towards the end of 2008.

The PlayStation 3 exclusive has not only been more popular in its first week than that of its original, but has already smashed the online user count of LittleBigPlanet 2.

The other big release of the week was the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 which means the EA title climbs to Number 7 in this weeks chart.

LittleBigPlanet2s rise to Number 1 means Call of Duty: Black Ops drops to Number 2.  That prevents the Activision giant from equalling Modern Warfare 2s total of eight weeks at Number 1…at least for now.

Elsewhere in the chart, Just Dance 2 remains in Number 3 while FIFA 11 drops two places to Number 4.  Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood moves up two to Number 5, Wii Fit Plus drops two to Number 6, while as mentioned above, Mass Effect 2 takes Number 7.

The top ten is completed by Kinect Sports, former Number 1 Gran Turismo 5 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. DC Universe online and Fallout: New Vegas both drop of the top ten.

The full UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top Ten for the week ending January 22th 2011 is as follows:

1.       LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)

2.       Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

3.       Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)

4.       FIFA 11 (EA)

5.       Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

6.       Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)

7.       Mass Effect 2 (EA)

8.       Kinect Sports (Microsoft)

9.       Gran Turismo 5 (Sony)

10.   Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA)

The big release of the coming week is Dead Space 2 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on LittleBigPlanet 2s Number 1? Are you surprised it has been so successful? Will it hold onto the top spot next week? Could Dead Space 2 claim it next week, or will it go back to Call of Duty: Black Ops?

As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIELtd” ]

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