The biggest ever launch of a FIFA game - second biggest all formats launch ever in the UK.
ChartTrack reports that EA's FIFA 10 has entered the All Formats All Prices video game chart at No.1, becoming the second biggest all formats launch ever in the UK behind GTA IV.
Sales of the title were cannibalised by the Xbox 360 and PS3, with 48 per cent and 46 per cent of sales respectively. So strong were the individual format sales that the Xbox 360 game became the fifth fastest selling single format release, one place ahead of the PS3 version.
Nintendo's Professor Layton holds at No.2, although it's only 300 units that separate the handheld puzzling adventure with Microsoft's Halo 3: ODST, itself down 75 per cent over week one sales. Need for Speed: Shift slides one place to No.4, while Wii Sports Resort sticks at No.5 thanks to a 33 per cent sales increase.
The week's big mover is EA's MySims Agents, up from No.16 to No.7. It's a new entry at No.12 for Gran Turismo PSP, although digital sales aren't counted, and there are also new chart entries for Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2 at No.26 and Risen at No.29.
Don't expect FIFA 10 to be moved from the top spot next week, but look out for strong new entries from Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Scribblenauts.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 40 2009
1: FIFA 10
2: PROFESSOR LAYTON AND PANDORA'S BOX
3: HALO 3: ODST
4: NEED FOR SPEED: SHIFT
5: WII SPORTS RESORT
6: GUITAR HERO 5
7: MYSIMS AGENTS
8: COLIN MCRAE: DIRT 2
9: MARIO KART WII
10: BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM
11: WII FIT
12: GRAN TURISMO
13: MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 2
15: PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE CURIOUS VILLAGE
16: CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR
17: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10
18: IL2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY
19: KILLZONE 2
20: CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE