Black Ops II still No.1 as Far Cry 3 debuts in second place in the UK Charts

Ben Parfitt
Black Ops II still No.1 as Far Cry 3 debuts in second place in the UK Charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II has claimed its third successive No.1 this week.

It was no doubt helped by the release of the Wii U version, although sales were still down 35 per cent week-on-week.

Critical darling Far Cry 3 has to settle for second place in its debut week in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 as a result, although it’s still the ninth biggest launch of the year falling just short of the numbers enjoyed by Square Enix’s Hitman: Absolution.

FIFA 13 remains at No.3 but perhaps it’s most notable achievement is the game’s release on Wii U, meaning that it’s now available on nine different platforms. It’s the first time that has happened since FIFA International Soccer in 1993-94.

The highest Wii U-exclusive entry misses out on a Top Ten debut, with the bundled Nintendo Land claiming 11th in its first week. New Super Mario Bros U debuts in 13th with Ubisoft’s ZombiU entering the listings in 17th.

In all, there were five Wii U SKU’s of titles in the Top Ten and ten Wii U versions of titles within the Top 40. 

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