UK CHART: Burnout overtakes Mario and Sonic

Sega’s Mario and Sonic and the Olympic Games has to make do with second spot in this week’s ELSPA/ChartTrack all formats chart, while Activision’s Call of Duty 4 is down one place to three.

Burnout Paradise’s top selling debut week is split between the Xbox 360 and PS3 formats, which claim 53 per cent and 47 per cent of sales respectively. While EA storms in at number one, Nintendo also maintains its strong chart performance, as Wii Play shoots up six places to number four and both Brain Training titles continue their residence in the top ten with the original at five and the sequel at ten.

There are 17 games in the All Formats Top 40 that are exclusive to Nintendo formats this week, while the top eight games in the All Formats budget chart are all only released on either DS or Wii. Nintendo also claim the only other new release to make the All Formats Top 40 chart with Donkey Kong: Jet Race new at Number 33.

THQ’s Ratatouille benefits from some heavy promotions at retail and clambers all the way up to number nine from 30 last week. Nintendo’s Wii Zapper also fires into the top twenty, hitting the number 15 spot.

Top 10 entertainment software (all prices), week ending 26 January 2008:

1. Burnout Paradise (EA)
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision)
4. Wii Play (Nintendo)
5. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo)
6. The Simpsons Game (EA)
7. Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft)
8. FIFA ’08 (EA)
9. Ratatouille (THQ)
10. More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (Nintendo)

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