Red Dead corrals UK number one

ModNation Racers stalls at 10; Split/Second races to fifth, and Ubisoft's Prince of Persia sneaks in at number nine in the UK game chart.

In a week of big releases, Rockstar's Western epic was the big winner with the 11th biggest first week in UK all-formats chart history. Other big-name releases didn't fare quite so well; Sony may well be disappointed with the much-vaunted ModNation Racers only just squeaking into the top 10, while Ubisoft may have been hoping for a higher than ninth-place start for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

Holding off the new releases was EA's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, which slipped to two after seeing sales fall by 25 percent from last week's levels. Just under that were two perennial chart favourites, Just Dance and Wii Fit Plus, at three and four respectively, climbing from four and nine. Black Rock Studio's racing effort Split/Second: Velocity was the second new release to make the top 10, giving Disney Interactive a reason to be cheerful at number five.

Rockstar should be able to afford a few more head of cattle after Red Dead's first week performance.

Dice's EA-published shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a non-mover at six, while Capcom's Lost Planet 2 slipped four places to number seven. Alan Wake plummeted from two last week to eight this week, before the chart was rounded out by the other two new entries, Prince of Persia and ModNation Racers.

The last week in May sees some big-name releases added to the mix, with THQ's UFC 2010 Undisputed facing off against Blur, Alpha Protocol, and the long-awaited (in Europe, at least) No More Heroes 2. Those who like their gaming with a more Eastern edge have two titles that may tickle their fancy, with the release of Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Samurai Warriors 3, neither of which have confirmed releases in North America.

Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending May 8, 2010

1. Red Dead Redemption (Take 2)

2. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (Electronic Arts)

3. Just Dance (Ubisoft)

4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)

5. Split/Second: Velocity (Disney Interactive Studios)

6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts)

7. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom)

8. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)

9. ModNation Racers (SCEE)

10. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix Europe)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 ELSPA Ltd for the week ending May 22, 2010.

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diesil
diesil

well that explains why im getting team killed all the time

killing_spree20
killing_spree20

@Traumerei112. Now there is an intelligent and insightful comment! Care to elaborate on that? Why does it matter to you if someone wants to play games on a PC? Again, I really can't believe how childish some people are, although...are you a child? That might just explain it.

Zathic
Zathic

@Zombie316 - I think he meant it takes place in America, Westerns can take place in other places, like Australia.

wintermute_66
wintermute_66

It really is an awesome game:) One of the most engrossing I've played (whatever the format). Just a really immersive experience, you really feel like you're there. I like the fame and honour rating system especially, and the way people start to react differently to you depending on your deeds. They are not wrong when they say it's sandbox gaming's new frontier - this is similar, but so much better than GTA4. Some may find it not as shoot-em-up as GTA4 though, as it's not all about gunfights and taking down bad guys. But in the end the overall open world gaming experience is so much more rewarding than GTA4 was. Outstanding job Rockstar.

PenguinGlen
PenguinGlen

Shame about Modnation. I have it and love it, although it does have some issues. RDR looks awesome and I must get it soon. :)

tinker0007
tinker0007

is the pc version of this game is coming.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

now now guys. lets maintain courtesy, and avoid turning this thread into transatlantic warfare :) if we can't settle our differences with words, then swap gamer tags and take this beef to the dusty trails and shoot it out like good gentlemen. Talking of which. HAVE YOU SEEN the exit wounds you leave in an opponent's FACE after a successful duel? Seriously. blow their head off, and mosey on over and have a ganders. makes the un-edited version of Platoon look like a kids film :)

Zombie316
Zombie316

@ ZombieReaper33 Yeah! RockStar, that great gaming company that was founded by two BRITISH game producers.

ZombieReaper33
ZombieReaper33

I love great AMERICAN westerns. Great job RockStar!

killing_spree20
killing_spree20

@angeck. You raise a good point, but as you say, it can be avoided. Philthy101 should have made it more obvious that the comment was directed towards people cheating (as that's what modding multyplayer in such a way amounts to) in online games, rather than mods for singleplayer.

angeck
angeck

@killing_spree20 about the mods thing i think he meant to say that in multiplayer people use mods that ruin the game for you. ie blasting you with a rocket launcher when the only weapon you can use is a pistol or a rifle. but this can all be avoided if the game developer makes some anti mods in multiplayer protection.

Vintendo_64
Vintendo_64

Who's the **** who keeps tumbing down all the positive comments for RDR?

Vintendo_64
Vintendo_64

@Philthy101 and killing_spree20 EPIC LOL

tomtomwolfwolf
tomtomwolfwolf

i didn't play this game since i don't own a console(which suck)but it looks really good,i didn't see anyone saying anything bad about it.and is probably the first game ever to not get bad criticism.it looks like a big technical achievement for consoles.

killing_spree20
killing_spree20

On another note. Why are people thumbing down requests for it to be released on the PC. Are you really that small and petty minded that you think games should be soley released for whatever box of plastic you use for gaming? Anyone with more than 2 brain cells should be able to realise that if games stop being exclusive to any one or two platforms the prices of consoles themselves will drop. Sony and Microsoft will aslo have to step their game up as they can't rely on exclusive titles to draw people to their hardware. As gamers, you're kicking yourselves in the nuts when you support exclusives. Ace job.

killing_spree20
killing_spree20

@Philthy101. You don't to download mods. What have you got against people modding games for their entertainment? Those people 'wrecking' games, as you put it, have brought out mods that have seen just as much popularity as the games themselves. Just look at Counter Strike. I really can't see where you are coming from, the mods for San Andreas (as it's a game you mentioned) made the game far better than the console original. Higher poly gun models, Hi-Res textures, better car models, real cars being imported. Different character textures, different clothes, it was just so much superior. In fact, your comment would lead me to believe that you actually hate having choices given to you. You are content just to do everything the same as everyone else, have no creativity of your own, no imagination. I don't want to imagine what the world would be like if everyone had the same mindset as you. We'd probably still be living in caves, beacuse...that'll do right? No point trying to improve or change things. Sad.

junor69
junor69

4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) WTF is that even a game

Philthy101
Philthy101

RDR on PC would just end up getting modded just like san andreas and every other game does.. then there will be people driving ferraris around with rocket launcher's etc.. they always wreck the games

Danishaslam
Danishaslam

Please bring this game to pc.. I really like it..

MindlessTeef
MindlessTeef

Looks like Rockstar has another hit on their hands, I hope they bring it to PC as well... and I hope it doesn't take as long as GTAIV did. RDR looks awesome!

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

I feel sorry for alan wake and lost plant2, 2 great great great games released on the same date as RDR. but glad to see they are doing well too.

Pete5506
Pete5506

RDR is great, but a PC version would make it the best

kcits
kcits

the next one should be space themed....

pudgexd
pudgexd

RDR #1 , another quality game by rockstar.

chrispicard
chrispicard

Rockstar Rocks again! Nice job guys.

ElMeerkat
ElMeerkat

RDR deserves all its praises. It's too fun!!

SithLordVenom
SithLordVenom

Great job rockstar. Now if you can get your midnight club series up to par...then you will have a fanboy.

Dill-Man
Dill-Man

Totally deserved. The game is awesome. As others have said, it's weird as an American so see others be so interested in Cowboys and the Wild West. It's so ingrained in our culture that I forget that it was a pretty novel experience in history (yes I know other countries like Argentina had cowboys...). Makes me remember how amazing the environment in the West specifically and the U.S. is in general. I want to go to Yellowstone nooooowwwww.

Evra3_MUFC
Evra3_MUFC

poor modnation and Split?Second. i thought Split?Second would be hirer up

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Just Dance amd Wii Fit shouldn't really be on that list. The list should be exclusive to games bought by gamers. You know you're all thinking the same thing.

deviant74
deviant74

100 million to make this game damn TakeTwo. My expectations for the GOTY Mafia 2 have just went up. I was just about to complain that RDR seemed to PC for 1911 but if you are spending that type of money I see why you did it. So I just like to say that this game needed a turn on or off tity's option.

Drumblackdave
Drumblackdave

Repetitive?? I would say, aside from open world RPGs, this game is the most immersive, enthralling and LEAST repetitive open world game I've ever played.

IrishBulldog93
IrishBulldog93

whoohuuu !!! love this game and i love irish :) i miss him :(

Willceace
Willceace

I wonder if they'll release some native american DLC. Where you can scalp people and generally harass the settlers with flaming arrows and the like. Gun tried a little bit of that, but failed miserably, owing to Neversoft making it for all the last-gen consoles as well as the 360.

da_illest101
da_illest101

red dead is a good game but it's getting abit repetitive, i'm a few mission after crossing the border and there is not that much diversity. but the mini games on the other hand are quite diverse

amr_5m
amr_5m

i need to play this Game on PC PLZ Rockstar it will be amazing

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Red Dead Redemption is amazing. It thoroughly deserves all the sales it gets.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I LOVE redemption. and I've only owned it since Friday, like the rest of us here in the UK, what is a pity however, is the occasional one or two unprovoked hater-types that Rockstar's superb online platforms and press usually draws out. Anyone else ever notice that?

Arker101
Arker101

It certainly deserves that #1.