Mafia 2 enters UK charts, biggest launch since Red Dead Redemption

Take-Two's crime drama, Mafia 2, debuted at the top of the UK charts last week, with Chart-Track calling it "the biggest UK game launch since Take-Two's very own Red Dead Redemption 14 weeks ago." Though it's an impressive start, we've yet to see how the game fares in the United States, and whether sales have the stamina to recoup the costs of a lengthy development.

Kane and Lynch aren't done with their Dog Days up on the charts just yet. Despite slipping into second place this week, the duo managed a 33 percent increase in sales. Toy Story 3 and Red Dead Redemption found comfortable spots in third and fourth, respectively, and a Wii sale in the region helped boost the system-bundled Wii Sports Resort from 16 to number five.

If there's one surprise, it's that one of Ubisoft's Dance titles is out of the top ten. Don't worry, Just Dance is still gettin' down like an all-night rave at sixth, but Dance on Broadway has fallen off the stage and into row 16.

Check out this week's top selling titles after the break.


Top 10 UK Software Sales
(All Formats); week ending August 28:
  1. Mafia 2
  2. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
  3. Toy Story 3
  4. Red Dead Redemption
  5. Wii Sports Resort
  6. Just Dance
  7. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  8. Sniper: Ghost Warrior
  9. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

This article was originally published on Joystiq.