ChartTrack reports that Activision's Guitar Hero 5 has claimed the All Format No.1 in a week which saw six new entries in the Top 40.
The battle of the bands saw Guitar Hero 5 overpower EA and MTV's The Beatles: Rock Band, which, despite an extra few days at retail, managed only fourth place in the chart. Guitar Hero 5 is the first game in the blockbuster franchise to take an All Formats No.1 position.
Interestingly, both Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles: Rock Band sold best on Xbox 360. Guitar Hero 5 on Xbox 360 was the second best-selling individual formats title of the week (behind DiRT 2 on Xbox 360), while the PS3 version placed at No.9 and Wii at No.11. The Beatles: Rock Band managed No.8 on Xbox 360, No.12 on Wii and No.13 on PS3.
At No.2 is Codemasters' DiRT 2, Eidos' Batman: Arkham Asylum drops two places to No.3 and Wii Fit is at No.5. Elsewhere 505 Games' IL2 Sturmovik sees a sales dip of only 3 per cent over its debut week and falls just a single place to No.7, Championship Manager 2010 is new at No.13, Mini Ninjas takes fifteenth position and South Peak Games' Section 8 just misses out on a Top 20 place at No.22.
The big hitters continue to roll into stores on Friday, with EA's Need for Speed: Shift most likely to take the No.1 spot. Also available will be Heroes over Europe, Katamari Forever, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, Kirby Superstar and WET, plus PC versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Red Faction: Guerrilla and Resident Evil 5.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 37 2009
1: GUITAR HERO 5
2: COLIN MCRAE: DIRT 2
3: BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM
4: THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND
5: WII FIT
6: WII SPORTS RESORT
7: IL2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY
8: CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE
9: MARIO KART WII
10: ASHES CRICKET 2009
11: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10
12: FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 4
13: CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 2010
14: CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR
15: MINI NINJAS
16: DISSIDIA: FINAL FANTASY
18: GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
19: LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME
20: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING