Latest UK Charts (Week Ending 9 January 2010)

January 11, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  


This week’s multiformat chart sees Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 holding on to the number one spot for its 9th consecutive week. So, in case you were wondering whether or not everyone on the planet already has a copy of the game then there’s your answer.

After skipping the next three (which are, let’s be honest, pretty predictable) we come to a new entry at 5, which is the excellent Bayonetta. Personally I believe the game should be higher, but it seems that the might of Activison and Nintendo won out this week.

The only other new entry is Darksiders at 8, which seemingly came from nowhere but is allegedly pretty good. I won’t be getting it or anything this week, as I’m holding out for Mass Effect 2 and desperately trying to clear my backlog before it arrives.

You can check out the full chart here. Why not also tell me what you’re planning on buying, if anything?


4 Comments on "Latest UK Charts (Week Ending 9 January 2010)"

  1. AleksIlic on Mon, 11th Jan 2010 8:04 pm 


    @xboxer360 Just dance is really fun, i managed to get a copy for my sister as an xmas present. Porbs one of the best Wii games ive played
    via Twitoaster

  2. Andy Giff on Tue, 12th Jan 2010 12:01 am 

    5th place is not bad for a new franchise. Especially one that hasn’t exactly had the hell promoted out of it over here

    I didn’t even realise Wii Fit Plus was out, shows how much I care xD

  3. Thomas Mulrooney on Tue, 12th Jan 2010 1:25 am 

    I totally agree, but I just wish they would be higher.

    I predict that Bayonetta will fall a great deal of places next week (If I’m wrong then that’s a good thing!). Gamers want new franchises, but unfortunately developers are still reluctant to take such risks because the wider gaming audience probably won’t buy something that isn’t familiar.

    It’s a sad situation, and we just have to hope that some developers will continue to dedicate their time towards the hardcore audience (Yes, I know we’re getting games like Mass Effect 2 and Bioshock 2 but those are already established. Something like Mirror’s Edge didn’t do too well, despite it being a good original game).

  4. Andy Giff on Wed, 13th Jan 2010 4:19 pm 

    Yeah, I think the biggest part of it is promotion and publicity. Like Gears of War was a brand new IP, but Microsoft put their weight behind it and it was huge from the beginning. Mirror’s Edge (which I still to this day need to pick up xD) wasn’t given nearly that much attention, and came out in the middle of all the big franchises, and so was doomed to fail.

    They were quite smart in bringing out Bayonetta when they did: just after christmas to avoid that mayhem, but before stuff like Mass Effect 2.

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