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
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
20. WII FIT PLUS
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.