Black Ops 2 sees 81% drop in sales, still No. 1 in UK
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained the UK's best-seller despite seeing an 81% drop in sales. Given its record-breaking launch on November 13, it's hard to be too critical of the decrease, especially when taking into account the release of Square Enix'sHitman: Absolution.
However, even with the release of the new assassin game,Black Ops 2 could not be dethroned. Even with the drop in sales,Black Ops 2's second week was still more successful than that ofits predecessor,Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which saw a 87% drop in its second week. In fact, week two sales are actually up by 15% compared toModern Warfare 3 last year.
As forHitman: Absolution, it debuted in the number two spot, outsellingHitman: Blood Money (the next bestHitmanlaunch) by almost three times.
FIFA 13andAssassin's Creed 3 remained "reasonably static" at number three and four, respectively. NewcomerLEGO: The Lord of the Rings debuted at six, just slightly behindHalo 4 which dropped to number five. Other titles in the top 10 includeJust Dance 4andSkylanders Giants, both seeing an increase in sales.Further down the list you'll find other new entriesDisney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (#34),Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (#35),andPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (#38).
By Matt Liebl