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RE5 tops UK Charts, becomes fastest selling Resi title to date

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on 17 March 2009

Action horror sequel Resident Evil 5 has debuted at the top of the UK All Format Charts following its release on March 13, becoming the fastest selling entry in the venerable franchise to date.

According to data from Gfk Chart Track, the game’s release marks the UK’s biggest All Format number one since Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War, with the Capcom title outselling the combined sales of the other nine entries in the top ten.

In terms of sales performance, the Xbox 360 nabbed the lion’s share with 55 per cent of RE5 sales, with the PlayStation 3 version following closely behind with 45 per cent.

See below for a full chart roundup:

1. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)
2. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
3. Tom Clancy’s HAWX (Ubisoft)
4. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo)
5. Killzone 2 (Sony)
6. FIFA 09 (EA)
7. Call of Duty: World at War (Activision Blizzard)
8. Empire: Total War (Sega)
9. Halo Wars (Microsoft)
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)