Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 holds on at the top of the All Formats All Prices video game chart for a fourth consecutive week. Despite a seven per cent drop in sales no other game is able to take advantage, the closest contender being EA's FIFA 10 at No.2 which recorded a 24 per cent sales increase.
Assassin's Creed II and New Super Mario Bros. Wii each slip a place to No.3 and 4 respectively, Wii Sports Resort is at No.5 with a 30 per cent sales jump, and Wii Fit Plus takes sixth place with a 21 per cent week on week sales increase.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a non-mover at No.7, one place above LEGO Indy 2 at No.8 which stormed up the chart thanks to a 74 per cent sales boost resulting from retailer price promotions. There's also strong week on week gains for Forza 3 (27 per cent) and Mario Kart Wii (24 per cent) which take ninth and tenth places respectively.
Rather disappointingly for EA and the disbanded Pandemic, open world action title The Saboteur could only squeeze into the Top 40 at No.39.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is the big release this coming Friday, but we'll be impressed if the pocket adventure can dislodge the heavy hitters at the top of the chart.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2001 ELSPA Ltd Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 49, 2009
1: CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2
2: FIFA 10
3: ASSASSIN'S CREED II
4: NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII
5: WII SPORTS RESORT
6: WII FIT PLUS
7: MARIO & SONIC AT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
8: LEGO INDIANA JONES 2:ADVENTURE CONTINUES
9: FORZA MOTORSPORT 3
10: MARIO KART WII
11: LEGO BATMAN: THE VIDEOGAME
12: PROFESSOR LAYTON AND PANDORA'S BOX
13: NEED FOR SPEED: SHIFT
14: LEFT 4 DEAD 2
15: WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2010
16: F1 2009
17: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2010
19: DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING
20: BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM