As expected, Activision's Modern Warfare 2 has marched straight into the top spots on the British charts, breaking practically every sales record it passed along the way.

In its first 5 days on sale, the game sold 1.78 million units, with platform honours going to the 360, which accounted for "over 1 million" of those. In terms of the British market, that's so many sales that if you combined every other game sold in Britain last week, Modern Warfare sold twice that amount.

The 1.78 million sold and ÂŁ67.4 raked in easily beats the country's previous launch record-holder, GTAIV, which could "only" manage 927,000 units at ÂŁ39.9m.