Hitman: Absolution Cannot Dislodge Black Ops 2 from the Top in the UK

Followed by FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3 and Halo 5

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision Blizzard, has managed to keep hold of its number one position in the United Kingdom video game chart, despite a determined challenge coming from Hitman: Absolution, the stealth-based game from Square Enix.

The popularity of Black Ops 2 has held steady after its first week on sale and it seems that the solid changes made to the multiplayer modes, the new Strike Force missions for the story mode and the zombie mode will keep the shooter competitive in the long term.

Hitman: Absolution has performed well during its first week on sale, sitting in second place overall, while FIFA 13, the football simulation from EA Sports, is determined to keep hold of third place, according to data offered by UKIE.

Assassin’s Creed 3, the open-world action title from Ubisoft, is in fourth, the same position it occupied during the previous seven-week period, while Halo 4, the Master Chief powered shooter from 343 Industries and Microsoft, has seen quite a big slide, leaving second place to settle in fifth.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings, from Warner Bros., is another new entry for the week and landed in sixth place while Just Dance 4, the recently Gangnam Style enhanced game from Ubisoft, managed to stay in seventh.

The new Giants version of Activision’s Skylanders has also dropped three places to reach eight, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted, from Electronic Arts and Criterion, does the same to land in ninth.

The United Kingdom top ten is closed down by Dishonored, which managed to make a triumphant return from 14th.

Football Manager 2013 and F1 2012 are out of the top ten, while the newly launched Book of Spells from Sony has failed to make an impact in terms of sales.

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