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Black Ops 2 sees 81% drop in sales, still No. 1 in UK

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained the UK's best-seller despite seeing an 81% drop in sales. Given its record-breaking launch on November 13, it's hard to be too critical of the decrease, especially when taking into account the release of Square Enix's Hitman: Absolution.

However, even with the release of the new assassin game, Black Ops 2 could not be dethroned. Even with the drop in sales, Black Ops 2's second week was still more successful than that ofits predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which saw a 87% drop in its second week. In fact, week two sales are actually up by 15% compared to Modern Warfare 3 last year.

As for Hitman: Absolution, it debuted in the number two spot, outselling Hitman: Blood Money (the next best Hitman launch) by almost three times.

FIFA 13 and Assassin's Creed 3 remained "reasonably static" at number three and four, respectively. Newcomer LEGO: The Lord of the Rings debuted at six, just slightly behind Halo 4 which dropped to number five. Other titles in the top 10 include Just Dance 4 and Skylanders Giants, both seeing an increase in sales. Further down the list you'll find other new entries Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (#34), Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (#35), and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (#38).

[GfK ChartTrack]

Tags: Call of Duty, Black Ops 2

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