Posted November 20, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Tops UK Charts, Biggest Release Of 2012

call of duty black ops 2 uk sales
call of duty black ops 2 uk sales

Surprising nobody, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II launched at the top of the UK sales charts last week, surpassing FIFA 13 (which sold 1.2 million in the UK over two days) to become the biggest video game launch of 2012. In terms of revenue Black Ops II is the second biggest launch of all time in the UK, however, it landed in fourth place behind Modern Warfare 3 in total first week unit sales.

For as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops II performed, the same could not be said of Black Ops Declassified. The Vita title released to extremely low review scores and a 16th place finish in the All-Formats chart.

Halo 4, last week’s top selling title, slide down a notch to 2nd place, followed by 2012′s other top selling titles FIFA 13 and Assassin’s Creed III.

Last week’s non-Call of Duty debut titles didn’t fair as well on the charts, with Sony’s Wonderbook: Book of Spells, Codemasters’ F1 Race Stars, and Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed all failing to make it into the top 20.

The UK Top 20 Software All-Formats Chart for the week ending November 17, 2012 reads as follows:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
2. Halo 4 (Microsoft)
3. FIFA 13 (EA)
4. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
5. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
6. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
7. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
8. Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
9. The Sims 3: Seasons (EA)
10. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
11. WWE ’13 (THQ)
12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
13. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (Activision/Mind Candy)
14. Dishonored (Bethesda)
15. Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
16. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (Activision)
17. Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Microsoft)
18. New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
19. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (EA)
20. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)

Source: MCV

Justin Alderman

A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.