Gaming Charts – Mafia II Somehow Takes Top Spot

Posted on Aug 31 2010 - 1:13pm by Matt Jackson

Last week’s entry Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days managed to take the spot despite being little more than a mediocre title and, worse still, Mafia II has achieved the same thing. Top of the charts for both the XBox 360 and the PS3, Mafia II proves that if you’ve got an average game and you want to get attention then you wait until there’s a lull in the releases.

Last week’s leader, Kane & Lynch 2 has dropped to 2nd place while the arguably better title Toy Story 3 (we never throught we’d say that either) is holding number 3. Other new entries include Grease on the Wii but nothing has managed to dislodge Super Mario Galaxy 2 from the top spot and the rise of Mario Kart Wii back into 3rd place means that the 25 year old plumber holds all three of the top spots on the Nintendo machine.

XBox 360

Mafia II is top of the pile, pushing Kane & Lynch 2 down to 2nd place. Sniper: Ghost Warrior slips back into third place with Red Dead Redemption in fourth and the lack of decent titles seeing Crackdown 2 rising from the ashes, or at least rising from 9th to 5th. Here’s hoping Dead Rising 2 can help out next week.

  • 1 – (-) Mafia II
  • 2 – (1) Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • 3 – (2) Sniper: Ghost Warrior
  • 4 – (3) Red Dead Redemption
  • 5 – (9) Crackdown 2


Things don’t look much better on the PS3 either with Mafia II at the top, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days in second and Red Dead Redemption pushed back to third spot. Modern Warfare 2, enjoying its 42nd week in the charts, is back in 4th and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is holding up the pile in 5th spot.

  • 1 – (-) Mafia II
  • 2 – (1) Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • 3 – (2) Red Dead Redemption
  • 4 – (5) Modern Warfare 2
  • 5 – (4) Battlefield: Bad Company 2


The Wii charts are all about Mario, as ever. Super Mario Galaxy 2 retains top spot with New Super Mario Bros Wii in 2nd and Mario Kart Wii rising one place to 3rd spot. Toy Story 3 has slipped one place to 4th and LEGO: Harry Potter Years 1-4 has managed to hold onto its 5th position.

  • 1 – (1) Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • 2 – (2) New Super Mario Bros Wii
  • 3 – (4) Mario Kart Wii
  • 4 – (3) Toy Story 3
  • 5 – (5) LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

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