Test Drive Unlimited 2 sets franchise record atop UK charts

February 14, 2011

It may be a case of Top Gear-fever, but Atari’s Test Drive Unlimited 2 raced to the top of the UK all formats sales chart. Chart-Track notes that TDU2 is “by far” the biggest launch in the franchise, outselling the previous entry by more than double, with 68 percent of sales on Xbox 360, 28 percent on PS3 and the rest (4 percent) on PC.

After two weeks as king of the mountain (standing gallantly atop a pile of Necromorphs), Dead Space 2‘s Isaac Clarke took the long way through an air duct and ended up in second place. The rest of the top five is some kind of late-2010 flashback, as FIFA 11, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood occupy spots three through five, respectively.

Last week’s big mover was Ubisoft’s Dance Juniors, a “Kidz Bop” version of its unstoppable Just Dance franchise, which jumped 290 percent in its second week, just narrowly missing entry into the top ten at spot 12. We’ve placed a video of the game after the break to see what all the fuss is about, along with the UK top ten.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending February 12:

  1. Test Drive Unlimited 2
  2. Dead Space 2
  3. FIFA 11
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  6. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
  7. Just Dance 2
  8. Mario Sports Mix
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
  10. LittleBigPlanet 2


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