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Midway’s heavy promotion for Stranglehold – sorry, John Woo Presents Stranglehold – has paid off: it’s #2 in the chart, beating off Super Paper Mario which goes in at #4. Medal of Honor Airbourne is still on top. Heavenly Sword enters at #7, Wii Play is back in at #5 rising from #14, but the lovely Bioshock has fallen from #3 to #10. Interestingly, seven of the games in the top ten are single console exclusives.

Two Worlds – which charted at a surprisingly high #4 last week – has also fallen, dropping to #15. If the reviews are anything to go by, then it doesn’t deserve to be in the chart at all. Boogie is also on a slippery slope, sliding six places but spare a thought for Sonic: Sonic Rush Adventure hasn’t made it into the top 40, despite good reviews.

The release of the PSP Slim and Lite has shaken up both the PSP full price and budget charts, with games such as Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Sonic Rivals, Virtua Tennis 3 and Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters rising up the ranks. But no Lumines? Shame on you!

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