Assassin’s Creed II Overtakes Modern Warfare 2 on PS3

According to a British gaming trade organization, Assassin’s Creed II was the top-selling PS3 game last week, toppling Modern Warfare 2’s streak in the UK.

The game’s fall to the number two spot under Assassin’s Creed II is the most surprising shift in the ELSPA’s charts for the week ending December 12th 2009. No one really knows is this is just a fluke or how long Assassin’s Creed II can maintain its position at the top.

Batman Arkham Asylum and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 both also fell to the number eight and nine spots respectively. Rising above them are WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2010 and Tekken 6. FIFA 10 and Need for Speed SHIFT retain their respective number three and four spots despite this being their 11th and 13th weeks on the chart.

The ELSPA doesn’t give out actual numbers, similar to how PC game sales are counted by the NPD, but they do give out metal-coded awards similar to music sales. Modern Warfare 2 was the latest game to go double diamond – the equivalent of an album going platinum, under the ELSPA on the PS3 alone.