Chart Track reports that Call of Duty: World at War has held on for a third successive week at the top of the All Formats All Prices video game chart. This success comes despite a continued decline in sales, this week down 30 per cent over the last.
In fact, CoD: World at War was one of only a few titles not to see a week-on-week increase; three quarters of the Top 40 increased their sell through. Need for Speed: Undercover is up 35 per cent and climbs to No.2, Tomb Raider: Underworld is up 12 per cent, FIFA 09 is up 12 per cent, Mario Kart Wii is up 17 per cent, Brain Training is up an impressive 28 per cent and PES 2009 takes advantage of retailer promotions and climbs two places to No.6 with a 21 per cent boost.
The week's only new entry is Sony's Resistance 2 for PS3. The game makes its All Formats Chart debut at No.10 with launch week sales only around two-thirds of the original. There have been reports of retailer shortages so we might not get the full picture until next week.
Elsewhere Gears of War 2 slips to No.17, LittleBigPlanet is down to No.32, Left 4 Dead dives down the chart to No.34 and Mirror's Edge clings on to a Top 40 place at No.39.
Next week look out for strong new entries for Ubisoft's Prince of Persia and Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City, along with a re-entry for Grand Theft Auto IV thanks to the newly released PC version.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 48, 2008
1: CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR
2: NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER
3: FIFA 09
4: MARIO KART WII
5: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
6: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2009
7: TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD
8: WII PLAY
9: GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR
10: RESISTANCE 2
11: WII MUSIC
12: WII FIT
13: FALLOUT 3
14: MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
15: CARNIVAL: FUNFAIR GAMES
16: LEGO INDIANA JONES: ORIGINAL ADVENTURES
17: GEARS OF WAR 2
18: FOOTBALL MANAGER 2009
19: KUNG FU PANDA
20: LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME