Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision Blizzard, has managed to keep the top position in the United Kingdom for the week that ended on December 8.
The new game in the record-breaking series continues to sell well primarily because of its multiplayer modes, but the game also benefits from the increased variety offered in the single player, including the Strike Force missions.
FIFA 13, the sports simulation from EA Sports, continues to keep third place secure, more than two months since it was first offered on sale, mainly because of the growing popularity of its Ultimate Team mode but also because players continue to rewrite history with their favorite teams.
Just Dance 4, another Ubisoft-published game, is the first to see an upward move in the United Kingdom, capturing fourth after coming from sixth, while a third game from the same company, Assassin’s Creed III, stays put in fifth.
The first downward trend of the week is linked to Hitman Absolution, the mix between stealth and action created by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, while Halo 4, from 343 Industries and Microsoft, managed to gain one position in other to finish the week in seventh.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the racing game from Criterion and Electronic Arts, is also doing well and has sped from tenth to eight, while LEGO The Lord of the Rings from Warner Bros. is in ninth, after spending the previous week in seventh.
WWE 13 mounts a strong comeback in order to close down the United Kingdom top ten.
Skylanders Giants, the new line of toys with video game elements from Activision, is out of the top positions.