UK Charts: Test Drive Unlimited 2 takes pole position

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 – a game which some Train2Game forum users were looking forward to – has taken No. 1 in the UKIE/GFK Chart Track All Formats Top 40 in its first week on sale.

The multiformat racer provides Namco Bandai with their first Number 1 of the year and knocks Dead Space 2 down to No. 2. EA’s horror sequel spent two weeks at the top. The remainder of the top five looks familiar with FIFA 11, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood occupying third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Nintendo’s Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem reaches the top ten in its second week on sale, rising five places from No. 11 to No. 6, while Mario Sports Mix climbs four spots to occupy No. 8. Just Dance 2 sits in between the two Nintendo titles in 7th spot.

Grand Theft Auto IV is back in the top ten thanks to the release of the Complete Edition which takes No. 9. (Last month the Train2Game blog reported that the entire series was almost cancelled before it begun!) The Top Ten is completed by LittleBigPlanet 2 which has dropped to No. 10 just four weeks after its chart-topping debut.

Outside the Top Ten, Ubisoft’s childrens’ dancing game Dance Juniors takes No. 12 in its first week, while Madden NFL 11 debuts in No. 14.  Namco Bandai also saw Ben 10: Cosmic Destruction re-enter the chart in No. 17 after it was released Wii, PS3, PS2 and PSP last week. It was previously available on the Xbox 360.

The UKIE GFK Chart-Track All Formats Top Ten for the week ending 12th February 2011 is therefore:

1. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Namco Bandai)
2. Dead Space 2 (EA)
3. FIFA 11 (EA)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
5. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
6. Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo)
7. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
8. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo)
9. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition (Rockstar)
10. LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)

SoTrain2Game, are you surprised to see Test Drive Unlimited 2 at the top? If you’ve played the game, what do you think? And with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – which you can find out more about on the Thoughts of Train2Game blog – released this Friday, will Test Drive Unlimited 2 be a one week wonder?

You can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum. Alternatively, tell us what you think via the Train2Game Twitter and Facebook pages.

[Source: “Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd]

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