UK CHARTS: Wii Fit takes £16m as it hits No.1

Nintendo's Wii Fit has shot straight to the top of the ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats chart in its first week – becoming the sixth fastest-selling UK release of all time.

The fitness game, which was launched on Friday, was bought by roughly one in 10 Wii console owners in its first two days on the market.

It took an estimated £16.3m in sales, making it the third largest release in terms of value for a video game product ever – behind Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (£24.2m in week 44, 2004) and Halo 3 (£16.9m in week 39 2007). Half of all Wii software sold in the week was made up of Wii Fit units.

The Nintendo title even eclipsed the record-breaking launch only two weeks ago of Mario Kart Wii, replacing it as Nintendo’s fastest selling title in the UK.

Sales of Mario Kart Wii slowed this week, slipping by 62 per cent. However, the popular racer only drops one place to second – making it the first time since Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire on GBA in 2003 that Nintendo has had the top two games in the All Formats Chart.

Sega’s Mario & Sonic slips down from second to third spot, whilst both Sony’s Gran Turismo 5: Prologue and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 also fall one place, dropping to fourth and fifth respectively.

Nintendo’s Brain Training is the only All Formats top ten game to move up the chart, climbing from ninth to eighth.

The full top ten for week ending Saturday, April 26th reads:

1) Wii Fit – Nintendo
2) Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo
3) Sonic & Mario – Sega
4) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue – Sony
5) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 – Konanmi
6) Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Activision
7) Sega Superstars Tennis – Sega
8) Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training – Nintendo
9) UEFA 2008 – EA
10) Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 – Ubisoft

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Tags: Nintendo , wii , wii fit , mario kart wii , gran turismo 5 prologue , sonic 7mario

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