Another Week in Europe

Grand Theft Auto IV continues to show up the competition across Europe this week, with either the PS3 or Xbox 360 edition claiming top spot everywhere. Wii pair Wii Fit and Game Night favorite Mario Kart Wii are close behind in most places (because we're optimists, we're now going to consider third as the new first), though yours truly would love to know where anybody is finding Mario Kart in the UK -- I hit the high street to find a copy for a friend a few days back, with zero success.

Further down the charts, Boom Blox made (what could almost be described as) an impact in its second week on sale, soaring from outside the Top 40 to 19th in the UK, while Super Mario Galaxy and Guitar Hero III rejoined the top ten in Holland and Sweden respectively. No Irish charts this week, we're afraid, but here's a hunch we had: Grand Theft Auto IV probably sold a lot.

United Kingdom (Week ending May 17th)

01. (01) Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
02. (02) Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
03. (03) Wii Fit (Wii)
04. (07) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
05. (04) Wii Play (Wii)
06. (05) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)

07. (08) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
08. (06) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
09. (09) Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii)
10. (16) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Wii)


Netherlands (Week ending May 17th)

01. (02) Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
02. (01) Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
03. (03) Wii Fit (Wii)
04. (06) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

05. (04) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
06. (08) More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
07. (__) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Platinum (PS2)
08. (07) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
09. (05) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)
10. (__) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)


Germany (Week 20, 2008)

01. (01) Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02. (02) Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
03. (03) Wii Fit (Wii)
04. (04) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

05. (08) Mario Kart DS (NDS)
06. (05) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
07. (07) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (NDS)
08. (__) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Platinum (PS2)
09. (09) SingStar Summer Party (PS2)
10. (10) New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)

Spain (Week 19, 2008)

01 (01) Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02 (04) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
03 (02) Wii Fit (Wii)

04 (03) Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
05 (09) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
06 (07) Wii Play (Wii)
07 (__) 42 All-Time Classics (NDS)
08 (06) More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima (NDS)
09 (05) Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (NDS)
10 (__) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)

Sweden (Week 20, 2008)

01. (02) Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3)
02. (01) Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
03. (03) Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
04. (04) Wii Fit (Wii)

05. (06) World of Warcraft (PC)
06. (05) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PS2)
07. (19) Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
08. (10) World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)
09. (11) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii)
10. (09) SingStar Svenska hits Schlager (PS2)

Denmark (Week ending May 17th)

01. (01) Grand Theft Auto IV (360, PS3)
02. (__) Ratatouille (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS, GBA, Mac, GC)
03. (04) SingStar Summer Party (PS2)
04. (02) FIFA 08 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS)
05. (__) The Sims 2: Teen Style (PC)
06. (__) The Sims 2: H&M Stuff (PC)
07. (05) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC)
08. (__) Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PC, PSP, NDS, GBA)
09. (06) The Sims 2: Kitchen and Bathroom (PC)
10. (03) Counter-Strike: Source (PC)

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Read: Spanish chart data
Read: Swedish chart data
Read: Danish chart data

Featuring charts from across the region, Another Week in Europe documents the buying habits and quirky tastes of a whole continent of Wii lovers. Want to know what's selling everywhere else? Then check out our weekly Japanese sales articles here, or the latest North American sales here.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.