Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ holds on to the top spot this week despite an 85% drop in sales, forcing Ubisoft to settle for a No2 debut with ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’.
After its blockbuster launch, only 63,000 sales now separates Black Ops from ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’, making it the biggest ever Assassin’s Creed launch with 55% of sales on Xbox 360 and 45% on PS3. ‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’ is the only other Top 10 new entry this week, new at No3. EA’s other new entry, ‘Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ can only summon up a debut of No20. However, EA’s ‘FIFA 11’ is still a star player despite making way for the new releases, down 2 places to No4. Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance 2’ is also looking healthy despite falling 2 places to No5. The rest of the Top 10 is dominated by Nintendo thanks to a strong performance from ‘Wii Party’ up from No12 to No6 and ‘Wii Sports Resort’, which returns to the Top 10 at No7, aided by a retailer promotion on the Wii hardware bundle. ‘Professor Layton and the Lost Future’ is down 2 places to No8, ahead of ‘Kinect Sports’ at No9. With ‘New Super Mario Bros. Wii’ down 2 places to No10, Nintendo now have 4 games in the Top 10.