Banjo fails to make Top 40

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts has failed to chart in the UK Top 40 this week. Despite the game being criticised by reviews both online and offline, it was still worthy enough to try and dent the chart but it has failed to do so.

The favourite for the Christmas number one slot, Call of Duty: World at War has entered straight at the top this week. It was going to be a very competitive week for games, with such a huge number of key releases out for all the consoles.

A worthy mention for geek’s favourite WOW: Wrath of the Lich King which saw the biggest ever UK launch and notched up second position in the charts this week. But we don’t want to dabble with geeks, so back to the consoles we know and love…

…Gears of War manages to hold off competition and falls to number 4 this week while Guitar Hero World Tour jumps to 6 after the release of the band pack on Friday.

It has being a strange week for the charts with games tumbling all over the place including another shock that Mirrors Edge only manages number 20. Oh well, for those who pre-ordered, you miss out on the Fenchurch t-shirt which I grabbed from my work thanks to those not turning up to collect a copy. Loosers.

Have a gander at the chart below and tell us if you were shocked this week!

  1. Call of Duty: World at War
  2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  3. Football Manager 2009
  4. Gears of War 2
  5. FIFA 09
  6. Guitar Hero: World Tour
  7. Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  8. Mario Kart Wii
  9. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
  10. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
  11. Wii Play
  12. Wii Fit
  13. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training
  14. Fallout 3
  15. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  16. Wii Music
  17. LEGO Batman
  18. Quantum of Solace
  19. LittleBigPlanet
  20. Mirror’s Edge
  21. LEGO Indiana Jones
  22. Carnival: Funfair Games
  23. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
  24. Kung Fu Panda
  25. Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  26. Far Cry 2
  27. Fable II
  28. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima
  29. Ben 10: Protector of Earth
  30. MySims Kingdom
  31. Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE!
  32. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  33. More Touchmaster
  34. More Game Party
  35. MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
  36. WALL-E
  37. Viva Piñata
  38. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  39. Tom Clancy’s EndWar
  40. Mario Kart DS

Rob Rymond

Currently residing between Solihull and Stoke, Rob is training to be a professional journalist at Staffordshire University. He has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been writing for 7 years despite only being 19. He thrives on news and reporting it but also dabbles with reviews as well from time to time. Outside of video games he is also a radio broadcaster (or DJ to me and you) and spends time with his girlfriend.

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