Even with radiant reviews Assassin’s Creed 2 hasn’t been able to knock Modern Warfare 2 off the top of the chart instead having to do with #2, which is respectable enough. New Super Mario Bros. Wii jumps in at #3; Left 4 Dead 2 at #7. It looks like it’s going to do better than its processor did, although having said that I do believe that the original was something of a slow but steady seller. It held its price for a long time at least.
F1 2009 just misses out on a top 10 entry by arriving at #11. For a game released only on Wii and PSP though that’s still pretty good going. Another game charting higher than I expected is Lego Indiana Jones 2, which hasn’t had much publicity in the press. I don’t think Lucasarts even bothered sent review copies out in advance to the game’s release.
Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier and Saw haven’t made it into the top 40 but Jak & Daxter goes in at #6 in the PlayStation 2 chart while Saw goes in at #13 in the and #15 respectively in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 charts. I reckon it would have sold a whole lot more copies if it were released a month ago. Not that it particularly deserves to do so.