Only one week to go until the official Entertainment Software Christmas Chart and ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops’ (+2%) puts newcomer ‘World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’ in the shade by holding on to the top spot.
Activision-Blizzard are denied the top 2 places by a strong showing from EA’s ‘FIFA 11’ (+15%) which also holds on to its position, a non-mover at No2. The highly anticipated expansion to ‘World of Warcraft’ has to settle for a debut at No3 with the biggest launch for a PC title this year. It is the first time a World of Warcraft expansion has been available at launch as both a digital download and official retail release. Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’ (-3%) and Sony’s ‘Gran Turismo 5’ (-2%) both make way for Warcraft, dropping one place to Nos 4 and 5 respectively. Ubisoft’s ‘Just Dance 2’ (+22%) hasn’t lost its groove, despite falling one place to No6, ahead of EA’s ‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’ (+46%) which holds on to No7.
Nintendo occupy the last 3 places in the Top 10 as this week’s biggest climber ‘Donkey Kong Country Returns’ (+68%) bounds into the Top 10, up 5 places to No8, becoming Nintendo’s biggest selling title this week, ahead of ‘Professor Layton and the Lost Future’ (+27%) at No9 and ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (+22%) at No10.