After what can be described as a rough ride to retail, EA’s reinvention of its popular Medal of Honor franchise has debuted at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 in its first week.
In doing so it ends the two-week reign of fellow EA release FIFA 11 at the top of the listings.
Ubisoft’s dance sequel Just Dance 2 manages an impressive third place debut in its first week. That represents a huge improvement over the week one performance of the first Just Dance, which charted in 30th in its first week back in December 2009.
It later went on to topple the mighty Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from the top of the charts.
There’s a third new entry in the Top Ten this week, too – Namco Bandai’s licensed kids’ title Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, which claims 9th.
Elsewhere in the charts Namco’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West slips out of the Top Ten to 11th and 2K Games’ Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition enters the battle in 35th.
Here’s the UKIA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top Ten in full (for the week ending October 16th):
1. Medal of Honor (EA)
2. FIFA 11 (EA)
3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
4. Wii Party (Nintendo)
5. PES 2011 (Konami)
6. F1 2010 (Codemasters)
7. Dead Rising 2 (Capcom)
8. Halo Reach (Microsoft)
9. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (Namco Bandai)
10. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Konami)