Modern Warfare 2 now third-biggest UK game ever

Monday, 11th January 2010 12:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Modern Warfare 2′s ninth successive British number one has taken the game into the top three best-selling UK titles of all time.

Said Chart-Track this morning, the game is now the third biggest game ever in terms of UK history unit sell-through, hitting the milestone last week, after eight weeks on sale.

The current number one in terms of lifetime sales is Nintendo’s Dr Kawashima on DS, released in June 2006.

Second is GTA San Andreas, initially released on PS2 in November 2004 and then on Xbox and PC in 2005.

No specific numbers were given. This is Chart-Track, after all.

Modern Warfare 2 held of challenges this week from Wii Fit Plus and Ubi’s Just Dance in the UK, with newcomers Bayonetta and Darksiders ranking sixth and eighth respectively.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    Ouch! Not good for darksiders/bayonetta

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Really? I thought they both did pretty well all things considered.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    Brain Training is not a game.

    Come on San Andreas. Stand strong! Stand true!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    I just expected better than 6 and 8 ya know?

    Plus yeah it is quite sad that the best selling uk game ever is bloody brain training D:

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Apparently brain training sold over 3m… so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if MW2 can eventually beat it. Assuming the expected eventual budget releases.

    Apparently MW2 is currently at just under 3m sold in the UK (how crazy is that, 3m in just the UK in a couple of months)

    #5 5 years ago

    Assuming the expected eventual budget releases.

    You might be the only one making that bold assumtion though…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext


    #7 5 years ago

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