After a longer than hoped absence from the global games market, the return of the Splinter Cell series has seen the latest release, the Xbox 360 only Conviction, debut at the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.
In doing so Splinter Cell delivers publisher Ubisoft its fifth week at the top of the UK charts since the turn of the year, which is more than any other publisher/
There's also a Top Five return for Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series, with the PS3 and PC release of Episodes from Liberty City seeing the GTAIV expansion rocket back up the listings.
Last week's number one, Ubisoft's Just Dance slips one place to second spot with EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 clinging doggedly to its Top Five spot in fourth position.
Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 slips five places to number nine while Square Enix's Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year Edition enters the Top 40 for the first time in 35th.
Here's the UK All Formats Top Ten in full (for the week ending April 17th):
1. Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft)
2. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
3. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar)
4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
5. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
6. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
7. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
8. Pokemon SoulSilver (Nintendo)
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)
10. FIFA 10 (EA)