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Adele demolishes Call of Duty as 2011's biggest entertainment property

Christopher Dring
Adele demolishes Call of Duty as 2011's biggest entertainment property

Singing sensation Adele sold over 1m more copies of her latest album than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The FPS loses its crown as the UK’s biggest entertainment property in terms of units sold, although it remains No.1 in value. Call of Duty topped the same list in both 2009 and 2010.

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The entertainment chart – published by ERA – reveals that the Top 40 selling products generated sales of 48.2m units last year, which is actually 1.5 per cent up compared with 2010.

Nineteen titles sold over 1m copies in 2011 compared with 18 in 2010. On average every UK household should have at least two of the 40 titles, according to ERA.

It is important to stress, however, that the music data includes sales of digital products. Games digital sales are still not tracked. Who knows where Angry Birds may have come?

The number of games in the Top 40 has dropped year-on-year. There were nine games in 2010’s chart, but only seven this year. However, five games sold well over 1m units.



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2011 ENTERTAINMENT - TOP 40

 - 1 - 21 - Adele - 3,924,985 - Album
 - 2 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 2,814,609 - Game
 - 3 - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 - 2,532,551 - Video
 - 4 - FIFA 12 - 2,193,302 - Game
 - 5 - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - 2,147,606 - Video
 - 6 - The Inbetweeners Movie - 2,074,652 - Video
 - 7 - The King’s Speech - 1,882,175 - Video
 - 8 - Christmas - Michael Buble - 1,349,195 - Album
 - 9 - Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars - 1,264,763 - Album
 - 10 - 19 - Adele - 1,264,273 - Album
 - 11 - Battlefield 3 - 1,186,895 - Game
 - 12 - Now That’s What I Call Music 80 - Various Artists - 1,185,431 - Album
 - 13 - Despicable Me - 1,157,197 - Video
 - 14 - Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides - 1,111,715 - Video
 - 15 - Paul - 1,108,851 - Video
 - 16 - Zumba Fitness - 1,077,508 - Game
 - 17 - Tangled - 1,043,857 - Video
 - 18 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim -  1,024,228 - Game
 - 19 - Peter Kay – Live – The Tour That Didn’t Tour - 1,004,099 - Video
 - 20 - Bridesmaids - 979,475 - Video
 - 21 - Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay - 943,498 - Album
 - 22 - Transformers - Dark of the Moon - 935,693 - Video
 - 23 - Loud - Rihanna - 910,455 - Album
 - 24 - The Hangover 2 - 904,351 - Video
 - 25 - Now That’s What I Call Music 79 - Various Artists - 896,831 - Album
 - 26 - Lee Evans - Roadrunner - Live at the O2 - 875,573 - Video
 - 27 - Born This Way - Lady Gaga - 854,524 - Album
 - 28 - Who You Are - Jessie J - 837,475 - Album
 - 29 - + - Ed Sheeran - 821,180 - Album
 - 30 - Just Dance 3 - 820,333 - Game
 - 31 - Inception - 735,458 - Video
 - 32 - Assassin’s Creed: Revelations - 732,566 - Game
 - 33 - The Hangover - 730,273 - Video
 - 34 - Gnomeo & Juliet - 725,816 - Video
 - 35 - Due Date - 712,330 - Video
 - 36 - Mrs Brown’s Boys - Series One - 705,085 - Video
 - 37 - Now That’s What I Call Music 78 - Various Artists -  686,511 -  Album
 - 38 - Talk That Talk - Rihanna - 683,834 - Album
 - 39 - Taken -  670,913 - Video
 - 40 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 670,192 - Video

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