UK Charts: Red Dead Redemption is better than football

Alan Wake couldn’t manage it last week, but Rockstar is another matter entirely. Red Dead Redemption has put FIFA in its place, seizing the top slot of the chart and claiming dominion over all lesser creatures. I heard that game is good. I should probably play it. 

Split/Second debuts at number five, while Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands comes in at number nine. Considering Ubisoft put very little marketing into this one and seemed to just rush the title out at the same time as a bunch of other high profile games, it’s surprising that the game even managed to get into the top ten. 

Meanwhile, Modnation Racers makes a debut in the tenth spot, having already released in the UK. Not the strongest of debuts, that’s to be sure, but again it seems that the game suddenly popped out of the bushes, even with the press climbing up the game’s arse. It’s a pretty neat little game though, because it lets you make Cenobites. 

Hit the jump for the full list.

  1. Red Dead Redemption
  2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  3. Just Dance
  4. Wii Fit Plus
  5. Split/Second: Velocity
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  7. Lost Planet 2
  8. Alan Wake
  9. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  10. Modnation Racers
  11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  12. Skate 3
  13. Wii Sports Resort
  14. GTA Episodes: Liberty City
  15. Final Fantasy XIII
  16. Just Cause 2
  17. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  18. Splinter Cell: Conviction
  19. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  20. Forza Motorsport 3


Jim Sterling