Black Ops 2 secures all formats top spot for fourth week
Bad week for Nintendo sees sales of Wii U titles drop and Paper Mario: Sticker Star barely register in 40th.
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 takes the crown for a fourth consecutive week, becoming only the third title this year to accomplish the feat (the other two games FIFA 12 and, surprisingly, FIFA 13).
Elsewhere, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 performed well again on the back of positive reviews to hold second spot, while retailer promotions propelled Just Dance 4 up the chart from sixth to fourth with a 54% leap in sales week-on-week.
Nintendo’s Wii U meanwhile is still to see any of its bespoke titles make a dent on the top ten (with Nintendo Land dropping 15 places to 26th and New Super Mario Bros. U falling 22 places to 36th), while the company’s debutant 3DS game, Paper Mario: Sticker Star was only able to make is presence felt at 40th.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 8 December 2012:
1 – CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 2 – ACTIVISION
2 – FAR CRY 3 – UBISOFT
3 – FIFA 13 – EA
4 – JUST DANCE 4 – UBISOFT
5 – ASSASSIN’S CREED III – UBISOFT
6 – HITMAN ABSOLUTION – SQUARE ENIX
7 – HALO 4 – MICROSOFT
8 – NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED – EA
9 – LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS – WARNER BROS.
10 – WWE ’13 – THQ
UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.
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