UK charts: MW2 destroys everyone to become No. 1

Monday, 16th November 2009 11:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen


The latest UK charts has just been released, with Modern Warfare 2 completely smashing everyone to become No. 1, raking in 1.7 million units and grossing £67 million.

Ain’t that a surprise.

Wii Sports Resort went up one, from three to two, and FIFA 10 drops down one to three.

Other then Modern Warfare 2, it’s all just movers and shakers. No new entries.

Full top ten is below.

UK charts



  1. Ghost_Dog

    What is pure doing at number 9?

    Are they giving it away?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Jadeskye

    free with a copy of mw2

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mescalineeyes

    good for black rock. cant wait for split second.

    #3 5 years ago

    Interestingly enough, full priced CoD4 also went up from 38 to 15.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    What is pure doing at number 9?
    It and Lego Batman are the two game bundle with most new 360s, the fact both are now in the top 10 again is a sure indication the 360 itself was getting a sales bump with the MW2 launch.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    Given the totally insane overhype and mass coverage of MW2 it’s not too surprising that some folk might want to see what they missed in COD4.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Jadeskye

    so funny that cod 4 is still selling.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Zero Empathy

    Uncharted 2 was at 20 last week now its at 18 good news is that.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Jadeskye

    how many did unsharted sell?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. grubbstar

    CoD 4 was helped a lot by the Wii version launching last week. Normal console versions didn’t really change a lot…

    #10 5 years ago

    PC version saw a boost as well, for some reason.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Yes, the Wii version helped loads. That’s why it only managed number 28 on the individual format chart. :roll:

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    I see the PC version of MW2 came in 5th in the individual format charts… actually doing better than MW1 did with its 8th place launch in 2007.

    Nicely boycotted there you spineless individuals!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. grubbstar

    Blerk, you do normally speak a lot of sense, but in this case you’re not quite right

    Cod 4 Wii was the only reason that COD 4 re-entered the all formats top 40. To puut it in perspective, it beat Style Boutique DS in the individual chart, and Style Boutique was in the Top 40 All Formats (albeit at #40). EyePet PS3, another single format game, was just ahead of COD 4 Wii in the individual chart, and at #32 in the All Formats. Strikes me the sales must have been pretty significant if it could have made top 40 all formats chart on its own.

    Tbh, dunno why i’m arguing this so much… Internet and opionions and all that ;)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Armitage

    Some MW2 related news from the home of infamous internet amoeba Jim Sterling, Destructoid:

    Modern Warfare 2 gets dedicated servers! Though not the official kind.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    I ought to have put a smiley smiley at the end of that post, I wasn’t actually intending to be rude. :-)

    I will happily admit to a misunderstanding here though – I hadn’t realised that the Wii version was plain ol’ vanilla COD4, I’d just surmised it was a low-tech version of MW2. As this glitch in the Matrix lead to my previous bout of facetiousness, I’d like to offer an apology.

    All that said, I’d be surprised if it did significant numbers – the amount of copies you actually need to sell to reach the low-end of the chart is usually remarkably low, with only the top ten really requiring any serious sell-through even at this time of year.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    MW 2 haked news up date…-console-tweaks-etc/

    MW 2 haked

    Now, it’s not this blog’s intention to post every little bit of gaming news (or is it?), but this is a more signal event than all the PR out there. Modern Warfare 2 for the PC, which infamously lacks dedicated servers, a console, the ability to kick players, and other things integral to a good PC game. Infinity Ward, maddeningly apathetic to the needs and requests of their users, has said that no changes to the stated areas are forthcoming.

    Well, you can’t keep a good PC gamer down. Certain cracks already allow some online play, and now the console has been enabled, allowing players to kick, change POV and FOV, and presumably do most of the stuff Infinity Ward decided had to stay in the cookie jar. Tut tut, developers. You didn’t see this coming? You could have made it easier on yourselves, but instead you turned a whole segment of your market against you.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Haked? I don’t see what fish has to do with anything.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    what you smell like fish oh lol joking

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Hunam

    That’s what the NWO want you to think Blerk.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Armitage

    Fish have more to do with the technology industries than any insider would dare admit to the public, mark my words.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    The New Whale Order? Oh noes!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Hunam

    Why do you think the Japanese hunt them so relentlessly? They are infact saving the world every day with their actions.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Armitage

    Tsk tsk. Whales are not fish. Your ignorance in marine wildlife related technologies is showing.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Gheritt White

    His words are liquid.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Hunam

    Of course whales aren’t fish, but the fish know their devious plans and have been supplying the Japanese government with intel for over a decade!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Hunam

    The new face of espionage.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Armitage


    #28 5 years ago
  29. Armitage

    That, or I really need a cup of tea. One moment.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Hunam

    Oh shit, double agents feeding us bad intel!

    I’ll call the emperor at once!

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Armitage


    Oh hang on, that’s something else..

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Armitage

    @Gheritt White btw that was a good one :)

    #32 5 years ago
  33. blackdreamhunk

    one more great link

    #33 5 years ago
  34. blackdreamhunk

    ooooooohhh this video is soooooo hot

    #34 5 years ago

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