Far Cry 3 Fails to Shoot Down Black Ops 2 in the United Kingdom

They are followed by FIFA 13 and Hitman: Absolution

By Andrei Dumitrescu on December 4th, 2012 08:40 GMT

Despite the much-awaited launch of Far Cry 3 shooter from Ubisoft, the Treyarch-created Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 first-person shooter remains at the top of the United Kingdom video game chart for the week that ended on December 1.

The blockbuster from publisher Activision Blizzard is benefiting from its strong multiplayer following, which will continue to generate sales well into 2013, and is also reaping the benefits of the improved single-player campaign.

The new entry Far Cry 3 is in second place in the United Kingdom, according to data from UKIE, as players enjoy its open world, complex firefight mechanics and interesting crafting mechanics.

FIFA 13, the football simulation from EA Sports, is once again playing defense in third place as it succeeds to perform very well on its home market more than 2 months after it has been launched.

Hitman: Absolution, the stealth-based Agent 47-powered title from Square Enix, has slid down two positions when compared to the previous tracked period to slide to fourth and Assassin’s Creed 3, the open-world action title from Ubisoft, has also dropped one position to reach fifth place.

The second half of the chart sees Just Dance 4, the music game from Ubisoft, gain one position in order to reach sixth this week and the move pushed LEGO The Lord of the Rings, from Warner Bros. Interactive, down to seventh.

Halo 4, the first-person shooter from developer 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft, sees the biggest decline of this week as it goes from fifth place to eight in the United Kingdom chart.

Skylanders Giants is in ninth, while the top ten is closed down by Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the racing title from Criterion and EA.

Dishonored is out of the top ten and ZombiU has failed to make an impact during the Nintendo Wii U launched week.
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