Hitman fails to take out Black Ops 2 in UK chart

Posted November 26, 2012 by Richard Plant in Editorial

It seems that the lure of bald assassins is as nothing compared to the thrill of shooting the heads off men in the distance while getting shouted at by NPCs. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has held onto its top UK chart position for a second week, despite the release of Hitman: Absolution, Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3.

Treyarch’s new contender has done well enough for itself, smashing in as the biggest launch of 2012 last week and going down as the fourth biggest of all time. While sales dropped significantly this week, it was still enough to hold off competition from Hitman, which came in at second place. Fifa 13 and Assassin’s Creed 3 held their positions at third and fourth spot respectively, while Halo 4 dropped precipitiously from last week’s second down to fifth.

Other notable new entries were Lego Lord of the Rings, which debuted at sxith place in the chart, while uDraw Studio: Instant Artist made it to thirteen after previously dropping out of the chart. Playstation All Stars Battle Royale failed to trouble the top 20, joining Rise of the Guardians in the list of titles performing below expectation this week.

One interesting point is the entry of Sony’s Book of Spells at number 20, showing that there may perhaps be more of a market for the Wonderbook concept than we may have predicted.

Remember as always, these figures are gathered from major retailers and don’t reflect digital download sales. Don’t go using them to base any important life decisions on.

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Richard Plant

Author, producer, dreamweaver… also actor. Willing to talk at length about JRPGs for food.