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StarCraft 2 claims top spot on UK sales charts


StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty blitzed the UK charts as if controlled by a well-paid South Korean cyber athlete. According to Chart-Track, the game was not only the first PC exclusive to reach the top of the all formats chart this year, but it outsold the original game's "entire UK lifetime sales" in its first week (one caveat: Chart-Track only accounts for boxed product). The first StarCraft premiered at No. 24 way back in 1998.

As for the rest of the chart, it appears all the top titles just took one step down to make room for StarCraft. Toy Story 3, Red Dead Redemption, Dance on Broadway and Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 now occupy spots two through five, respectively. And in a move that should surprise nobody who follows these charts, Ubisoft's Just Dance stepped it up again and foxtrotted up to sixth place -- that game refuses to leave the top ten arena.

Top 10 UK Software Sales
(All Formats); week ending July 31:

  1. StarCraft 2
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. Red Dead Redemption
  4. Dance on Broadway
  5. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  6. Just Dance
  7. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  9. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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