UK charts: World at War can’t be shaken, Resistance 2 not so successful

Another week, another round of UK chart positions, and yet another top slot for Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War. It’s hardly surprising that a World War II game does so well in the UK. After all, WWII was the last time Britain was ever good at something.

Resistance 2 seems to be following LittleBigPlanet‘s footsteps by having respectable sales, but failing to set the charts on fire like its rivals’ exclusives have done. While Gears of War 2 and anything on the Wii have all enjoyed top positions, Insomniac’s PS3-exclusive shooter debuts at number ten.

It is interesting to note that Lips, Microsoft’s big “casual” title that was supposed to bring in all sorts of new consumers, failed to chart in the top twenty at all. Given the huge success of SingStar in the UK, this makes it doubly interesting. Not that I expect Microsoft to take the hint and focus on its own market. I’m sure MS will continue desperately aping the Wii.

Otherwise, it’s the usual suspects of FIFA 09, Need for Speed and Brain Training. Hit the jump for the full chart listing.

  1. Call of Duty: World at War
  2. Need for Speed: Undercover
  3. FIFA 09
  4. Mario Kart Wii
  5. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training
  6. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
  7. Tomb Raider: Underworld
  8. Wii Play
  9. Guitar Hero: World Tour
  10. Resistance 2
  11. Wii Music
  12. Wii Fit
  13. Fallout 3
  14. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  15. Carnival: Funfair Games
  16. Lego Indinia Jones: The Original Adventures
  17. Gears of War 2
  18. Football Manager 2009
  19. Kung Fu Pands
  20. Lego Batman: The Videogame
Jim Sterling