Take-Two's Mafia 2 whacked the competition to hold the top of the UK sales charts for a third week in a row. Making that feat even more surprising is the fact that Chart-Track notes the mob epic had a 58 percent drop in sales for the week. Second place went to Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2, which, after premiering the week before, flew up six spots with the launch of the PS3 version. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days suppressed the rest, despite a 50 percent sales drop, to take the bronze.

Three new titles entered the top ten: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and R.U.S.E. took sixth through eighth, respectively. Red Dead Redemption just barely hung onto the top ten, but the real shock is that Just Dance took eleventh place -- we think that's the lowest it's gone all year.

Check out the full list of the UK's top 10 bestselling titles for the week after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 4:
  1. Mafia 2
  2. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
  3. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
  4. Toy Story 3
  5. Tetris Party Deluxe
  6. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  7. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
  8. R.U.S.E.
  9. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  10. Red Dead Redemption

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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