Our Jaw Is Firmly Rested On The Floor Right About Now.

We knew the contest between The Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5 was going to be kinda tight but we totally misjudged this. Especially in The Beatles' homeland. Not only was the Fab Four's foray into video games stomped by Guitar Hero 5, but it was also pipped at the post by (the admittedly excellent) Colin McRae: DiRT 2 and weeks old Batman: Arkham Asylum.

We're actually dumb-founded — perhaps we under-estimated the pull of the Guitar Hero brand but... c'mon... we expected The Beatles: Rock Band to sell through the roof — to both a new breed of gamers (i.e. Mum & Dad players) and to those who already own a set of instruments.

Still there it is, The Beatles: Rock Band debuts at number 4 in the official British sales charts. Mull over it all you will. We're going to have a lie down.