Modern Warfare 3 Captures 3rd Week at No1


‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’ (-41%) keeps its grip on top spot for a 3rd consecutive week after launch, a feat predecessor ‘Black Ops’ couldn’t manage last year (denied by Gran Turismo 5).

‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’ clings to second place despite a 61% drop in sales, while ‘Saint’s Row: The Third’, up from No4 to No3 (-40%) swaps places with ‘Skyrim’ (-43%) even though both titles are down by similar amounts. ‘FIFA 11’ (+22%) and ‘Just Dance 3’ (+22%) are the only Top 10 titles to increase sales this week with EA’s Christmas football favourite a non-mover at No5 and Ubisoft’s popular dancing sequel up 2 places to No8. The new releases are coming thick and fast, but nothing on the scale of last week’s ‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’ with ‘WWE 12’ the highest new entry at No6 (22% up on THQ’s 2011 title), one place ahead of another chart debutant - Nintendo’s ‘Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call’ new at No7.

The Top 10 is rounded off by ‘Battlefield 3’ (-4%) down one place to No9 and ‘Super Mario 3D Land’ (-12%), also down one place, to No10. ‘Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo’ (+85%) jumps from No18 to No12, boosted by a big ‘Black Friday’ promotion, while ‘Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games’ (+82%) also shoots up the charts, climbing from No20 to No14 with the help of the new blue Wii hardware bundle. The only other new release to make the Top 40 is Warner’s ‘Lord of the Rings: War in the North’ at No38.

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