The Wii is dead? Think again

The only new entry in this week’s UK top 40 is The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff at #12. There is a bit of shuffling going on in the top 10 though. Zumba Fitness unsurprisingly holds onto #1, Cars 2 dashes up from #8 to #2 – with the DS version shifting the most copies – and Just Dance 2: Extra Songs jives up from #18 to #4.

A near universal slating hasn’t harmed Call of Juarez: The Cartel – it’s currently at #3. The average Metacritic store now stands at just 48%.

If we look at the individual format breakdown of the chart, there are actually five Wii games in the top 10. For a system that’s been written off by the press as being close to death, that’s not bad going.

After making an impact last week, arriving at #15, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has done a vanishing act. It has left both the top 40 and the PlayStation 3 chart already and has dropped from #3 to #18 in the Xbox 360 chart. This could be due to one of two reasons – it’s either proved to be more popular than the publisher thought and has sold out, or everybody who wanted a copy went out and bought it at launch.