Posted November 26, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

Black Ops II Tops UK Charts Again Despite Hitman Absolution Debut

call of duty black ops 2 tops hitman absolution uk
call of duty black ops 2 tops hitman absolution uk

Call of Duty: Black Ops II marked its second week at the top of the UK software sales chart last week, easily fighting off a strong debut for Square Enix’s Hitman: Absolution.

Even though it remained the UK’s best-selling game, Black Ops II sales dropped 81% from the prior week. While that may sound bad on the surface it compares quite favorably to last year’s Call of Duty offering. Modern Warfare 3‘s second week sales dropped 87% from its launch week, and were a total of 15% lower than Black Ops II‘s week 2 sales.

As for the return of Agent 47, Square Enix had a lot to be thankful for last week. Hitman: Absolution landed in second place during its debut week, tripling the UK launch sales of Hitman: Blood Money, which was the former best-seller in the franchise.

Much further down the charts, Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two debuted in 34th, followed by Activision’s Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.  Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale also got off to a dismal start, landing in 38th place on the UK chart.

The UK Top 20 Software All-Formats Chart for the week ending November 24, 2012 reads as follows:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
2. Hitman Absolution (Square Enix)
3. FIFA 13 (EA)
4. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
5. Halo 4 (Microsoft)
6. LEGO Lord of the Rings (Warner Bros)
7. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
8. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
9. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
10. Dishonored (Bethesda)
11. WWE ’13 (THQ)
12. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (Mind Candy)
13. uDraw Studio: Instant Artist (THQ)
14. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)
15. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
16. New Super Mario Bros 2 (Nintendo)
17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
18. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (EA)
19. F1 2012 (Codemasters)
20. Book of Spells (Sony)

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.