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Nintendo's Pokemon White Version has stormed to the top of the All Formats All Prices video game chart, sneaking ahead of Pokemon Black Version.

EA's Fight Night Champion is new at No.3, meaning last week's FPS heavy-hitters slip down the chart - Bulletstorm dropped to No.5, while Killzone 3 slumped from its No.1 perch to No.5.

Elsewhere, Dawn of War II: Retribution begins its life at No.17 and ambitious MMO Rift is at No.19.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 9, 2011

1. POKEMON WHITE VERSION
2. POKEMON BLACK VERSION
3. FIGHT NIGHT CHAMPION
4. BULLETSTORM
5. KILLZONE 3
6. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
7. JUST DANCE 2
8. FIFA 11
9. DEAD SPACE 2
10. WII PARTY
11. NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT
12. JUST DANCE
13. TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED 2
14. MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3: FATE OF TWO WORLDS
15. DANCE JUNIORS
16. WII SPORTS RESORT
17. DAWN OF WAR II: RETRIBUTION
18. THE SIMS 3
19. RIFT
20. WII FIT PLUS

VideoGamer.com Analysis

We'd thought the split SKU for Pokemon Black and White might prevent it from claiming the top spot, but it seems the pull of the cute pocket monsters remains strong.

We're also surprised to see Fight Night Champion charting above the second week totals of Bulletstorm and Killzone, with Killzone's drop in particular showing worrying signs that the FPS sequel won't have long legs.

Next week we expect BioWare's Dragon Age II to claim the top spot, and it's got a remarkably easy time of it, too. The action RPG sequel is the only console game of note hitting stores on Friday.

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renegade

White came first this is proof people are racist
Posted 14:51 on 07 March 2011
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Woffls

Damn, looks like I bought the most popular version! Oh well, at least I get White Forest ;D suckaaas
Posted 13:08 on 07 March 2011
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CheekyLee@ Neon-Soldier32

No real surprise, here. Pokemon is a juggernaut, why do people continue to underestimate it? DA2 may outsell Pokemon, but it is not likely, and will only be for the one chart if it does. Every single Pokemon game has sold literally millions, and there is no reason why this newest generation won't do the same. I think the biggest surprise is that Rift even hit the top 20 at all.
Posted 12:35 on 07 March 2011
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Neon-Soldier32

I'm suprised to see both Black and White taking the number 1 and two spots. I think that everything below it (Killzone, Fight Night etc.) has had it's chance. Whereas Pokémon will be like a 17-20 year old woman's testosterone levels, peak for the moment and then slowly die down. Until a few years later where they peak again.

I hope that DA2 gets the number 1 spot and as James points out, it probably.
Posted 11:55 on 07 March 2011

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