UK Chart: Black Ops 2 records 4th biggest launch of all time

Black Ops Declassified enjoys the second best Vita launch of 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 recorded the biggest UK launch of 2012 and the fourth biggest of all time to debut at No.1 on the all formats chart for the week ended November 17.


The Xbox 360 version of the latest Call of Duty game accounted for 60 per cent of launch week sales, the PS3 edition for 38 per cent, and the PC one for the remainder.

Black Ops 2's first week sales have only previously been bettered by 2010's original Call of Duty: Black Ops, last year's Modern Warfare 3 and 2009's Modern Warfare 2, although it should be noted that each of those titles launched on more than three platforms.

Halo 4 dropped one spot to No.2 on the latest weekly chart, ahead of FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3 and Skylanders Giants.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified also debuted at No.16, becoming the second biggest Vita launch of the year according to GfK Chart-Track.

Other new entries in the top 40 included The Sims 3: Seasons at No.9, Wonderbook at No.25, F1 Race Stars at No.26 and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at No.27.

GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (week ended November 17):

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
  2. Halo 4 (Microsoft)
  3. FIFA 13 (EA)
  4. Assassin's Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
  5. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
  6. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
  7. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  8. Borderlands 2 (Take-Two)
  9. The Sims 3: Seasons (EA)
  10. Football manager 2013 (Sega)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2012 UKIE Ltd