Chart Track reports that Fable II has entered the All Formats All Prices video game chart at No.1, with week one sales outselling that of the original game by 3.81 to 1.
The game has become the fifth fastest-selling game on Xbox 360 in the UK - behind GTA 4, Halo 3, FIFA 09 and Call of Duty 4 - and is Lionhead's first title to reach the coveted No.1 position in the All Formats All Prices chart.
Ubisoft's Far Cry 2 has to settle for No.2 with the bulk of sales (43 per cent) on Xbox 360. The PS3 accounted for 33 per cent of sales and the PC 24 per cent. FIFA 09 follows at No.3 and last week's No.1, PES 2009, has a 58 per cent drop in sales and finds itself down to No.4. Saints Row 2 also falls a few places to No.5.
Elsewhere EA's Dead Space is another new entry at No.6, Midnight Club LA enters at No.10, Capcom's Moto GP 08 is new at No.32 and Activision's Spider-man: Web of Shadows makes a disappointing start at No.38.
The big hitters don't stop here, with Fallout 3, Red Alert 3, Quantum of Solace and several others likely to do big business.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 43, 2008
1: FABLE II
2: FAR CRY 2
3: FIFA 09
4: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2009
5: SAINTS ROW 2
6: DEAD SPACE
7: LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME
8: WII FIT
9: MARIO KART WII
10: MIDNIGHT CLUB: LOS ANGELES
11: WII PLAY
12: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
13: STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED
14: CARNIVAL: FUNFAIR GAMES
15: MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
16: TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 09
17: GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
18: BIG BEACH SPORTS
19: BEN 10: PROTECTOR OF EARTH
20: BROTHERS IN ARMS: HELL'S HIGHWAY