Black Ops Crashes Capcom's Party


Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ regroups this week with an impressive 192% increase in sales and returns to the top spot after a four week absence, giving it a total of 8 weeks at No1 (now only one less than Modern Warfare 2’s nine).

This means that Capcom’s new release ‘Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds’ has to settle for second place.  Capcom shouldn’t be too perturbed though as the third iteration has sold nearly as many copies in one week as it’s predecessor did (on PS2 and Xbox) in its entire lifetime (Marvel VS Capcom 2 was released on PS2 and Xbox way back in week 48 2002 and debuted 183rd in the chart).  With no other new releases making the chart, the rest of the Top 10 shuffles about with EA’s ‘Dead Space 2’ (+61%) down one place to No3 and last week’s No1, Atari/Namco’s ‘Test Drive Unlimited 2’ falling down the grid to No4.  No5 is held by EA’s ‘FIFA 11’ (+44%) while No6 and No7 are Ubisoft titles ‘Just Dance 2’ (+74%) and ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’ (-10%).  Nintendo’s ‘Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem!’ (-32%) moves down two to No8, while No9 and No10 are non-movers with Rockstar/Take2’s ‘Grand Theft Auto: Complete Edition’ (-6%) and Sony’s ‘LittleBigPlanet 2’ (-3%).

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