The biggest UK game launch since Red Dead Redemption.
GfK ChartTrack reports that Mafia II from 2K Games has claimed the top spot in the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart, ousting Square Enix's Kane & Lynch 2, itself recording a 33 per cent increase over its debut week.
Mafia II recorded the UK's strongest launch since 2K's own Red Dead Redemption some 14 weeks ago. The Xbox 360 version came out on top accounting for 52 per cent of total sales, PS3 took 41 per cent and the PC the remaining seven per cent.
Strong price promotions on Wii hardware - £129.99 - helped Wii Sports Resort back into the Top 10 at No.5, while City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior and Ubisoft's Prince of Persia re-entered the Top 10 at No.9 and No.10, respectively.
We could be looking at a very different Top 5 next week with Metroid: Other M and H.A.W.X. 2 likely to feature, while SEGA's Valkyria Chronicles II on PSP will hope for a Top 20 place.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 34, 2010
1. MAFIA II
2. KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS
3. TOY STORY 3
4. RED DEAD REDEMPTION
5. WII SPORTS RESORT
6. JUST DANCE
7. SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2
8. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4
9. SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR
10. PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE FORGOTTEN SANDS
11. BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2
12. CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2
13. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS.
14. MASS EFFECT 2
15. DANCE ON BROADWAY
16. WII FIT PLUS
17. FIFA 10
18. NEED FOR SPEED: SHIFT
19. DRAGON QUEST IX: SENTINELS STARRY SKIES
20. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII