Call of Duty: Black Ops II still tops UK chart despite 81% drop in sales

Call of Duty: Black Ops II keeps its position at the top of this week’s UK software chart compiled by Chart Track, despite an 81% drop in sales. Hitman: Absolution debuts at number two, making it the most successful Hitman launch, selling almost three times as much as Hitman: Blood Money. The only other new entry in the top 10 is Lego Lord of the Rings, which appears at number six.

New entries Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse both fail to make the top 20, going in at number 34 and 35 respectively. Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale only just makes the top 40 on its first week, landing at number 38.

Here’s the Top 20 UK software chart in full:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

2. Hitman Absolution

3. FIFA 13

4. Assassin’s Creed III

5. Halo 4

6. Lego Lord of the Rings

7. Just Dance 4

8. Skylanders Giants

9. Need for Speed Most Wanted

10. Dishonored

11. WWE 13

12. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park

13. uDraw Studio: Instant Artist

14. Resident Evil 6

15. Football Manager 2013

16. New Super Mario Bros 2

17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

18. Medal of Honor: Warfighter

19. F1 2012

20. Wonderbook: Book of Spells


UK charts


  • JarkayColt - November 26, 2012 5:52 a.m.

    *Emerges from rock* Wait! Forget Call of Duty, you mean that Wonderbook thing's actually out? Well I never. How the fudge is that so much higher than All Stars if I never saw any advertising oomph for the former but a shedload to the latter (not to say it didn't happen just because I didn't see it, but y'know)? uDraw still a thing that exists? These lists are so revelatory!
  • bass88 - November 26, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Wonderbook sold because it appealed to parents and grandparents buying gifts for their young children. I haven't seen any advertisement for PASBR. Just some banners on websites but nothing on TV. Do Sony want these games to fail?
  • iluvpkmnmonday - November 26, 2012 6:44 a.m.

    #38 for PS All-Stars? Ouch
  • bass88 - November 26, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Fuck off, you bragging cunt.
  • Redeater - November 26, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    Go Hitman! I haven't bought the new game yet but I enjoyed the previous ones.
  • bass88 - November 26, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    I'll give you a fair warning - Hitman: Absolution is very disappointing. It's a good stealth game. It plays more like Deus Ex 3 or the stealth sections from Uncharted. Instead of being dumped at a large location and told your target is hanging about here, you are placed at the entrance of a map with your target at the other end. Any level that comes close to the Hitman of old is far too small. I completed the King Of Chinatown level in less that five minutes on my first try on Purist mode. I saw a food vendor, immediately assumed there was poison about, found the poison and laced a soup with it. Target died shortly and I exited. Also, Purist mode is kind of broken. The disguise system works in that if you are disguised as a coo, other cops will recognise you but employees won't. You can pass some guards by hitting the "Instinct" button and 47 will hide his face. However, this drains energy so you can't rely on it. On Purist mode, it barely exists. To give IO credit, they have acknowledged this criticism and are developing a patch (supposedly). It's not all gloom though. Graphics are nice (amazing art direction), good score, nice to hear David Bateson as 47 again, refined controls. The "Instinct" mode is great for newcomers. I like the points system but I think this is the reason why the levels are too small (to encourage replays for higher scores). I would recommend waiting until the game is cheaper. As a Hitman fan I am upset over how linear it has become. If IO only made the levels more open and larger, and allowed the target to roam instead of sticking to one spot, there would be little to fault. Maybe in the next game (hopefully IO will have listened to the criticism). By the way, the Hitman HD Collection is supposed to be out soon. You could pick that up instead. And one more indicator that Hitman: Absolution is disappointing: I have the highest national score on some levels. I'm good but I'm not that good.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 27, 2012 4:48 a.m.

    now thats what im talking about... shows you just how dumb people can be and whineing about call of duty being a bad game when it still beats out hitman lol. let dumb people be dumb people i guess
  • bass88 - November 27, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    I don't get your point. Hitler was popular - was he great?
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 28, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    yes he was a great public speaker and made promises to make germany great again had he fullfilled them properly without the holocaust or the war he would have been very great point being people voted becausE OF THE PROMISES. Difference is black ops 2 actually does what it is at face value....
  • bass88 - November 28, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    Actually, Hitler was driving the country back into a recession with his schemes. Also, one of Hitler's early promises was stopping the Jewish menace.
  • xx_CaPTiiN_SpAiiN_zz - November 29, 2012 1:49 a.m.

    no he wasnt... brush up a little on your history laymans thinking has no place in my time 'hurr durr hitler was 100 percent true evil' is what 13 yr old kids say...
  • bass88 - November 29, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    Actually, I don't think Hitler was always evil. I think his stay in prison after a protest put him in with the wrong people and brought the worst out of him. He wrote Mein Kampf in prison, the same book in which he outlines the dangers of the Jewish community.

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