Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision Blizzard, has managed to keep its top position in the United Kingdom video game chart for the fifth week in a row and will probably continue to do so for the coming Christmas period.
Black Ops 2 is very popular because of its multiplayer modes, but the team has also increased its profile by delivering more maps and events, which include clan battles and double experience.
According to the data compiled by Media Create, second place in the United Kingdom has been taken over by Hitman: Absolution from Square Enix, with Agent 47 able to mount an impressive comeback in order to reach the new position coming from sixth.
The last place on the podium once again belongs to FIFA 13, the simulation from EA Sports, which seems determined to hold on the position for as long as it can by combining solid mechanics with the draw of Premier League action.
Just Dance 4, from publisher Ubisoft, is also keeping its fourth spot and another game from the same company, Far Cry 3, is now in fifth place, dropping three positions when compared to the previous week.
The open-world shooter is one of the most critically praised video games of the year and its swift commercial decline in the United Kingdom comes as a surprise.
Assassin’s Creed 3, the open-world action-adventure title from Ubisoft, is in sixth place, down one position over the previous seven-day period, and Halo 4, from 343 Industries and Microsoft, keeps seventh place secure.
The last three places in the United Kingdom video game top ten also show little movement: Need for Speed: Most Wanted is in eight place, LEGO The Lord of the Rings from Warner Bros. is right behind it, while WWE 13 closes down the chart.