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FIFA 13 fell just 70k units short of Black Ops II in 2012

Christopher Dring
FIFA 13 fell just 70k units short of Black Ops II in 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops II and FIFA 13 are the two biggest entertainment releases of the year at UK retail.

Both titles comfortably outsold The Dark Knight Rises, the third best selling entertainment product of the year.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II shifted 2.67m units, while FIFA 13 sold 2.6m units.for the year. The Dark Knight Rises sold 1.2m.

However outside of the Top Two, video games has a poorer showing in last year's chart, with Assassin's Creed III the next highest charter at No.13.

ERA boss Kim Bayley said: “2012 was a tough year for entertainment due to a number of factors, but this sharp 25% shrinkage in sales of the biggest titles suggests that the quality of releases was at least partly to blame. Luckily 2013 has got off to a good start with Skyfall already selling more than 2m copies – way ahead of last year’s biggest-selling video, The Dark Knight Rises.”

The full chart is below.

The data is courtesy of ERA, based on Chart-Track and Official Charts Company data.

THE ENTERTAINMENT TOP 40

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision Blizzard –––– 2,672,364
2. FIFA 13Electronic Arts –––– 2,601,877
3. The Dark Knight RisesWarner Home Video –––– 1,694,434
4. The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn – Part 1Entertainment One –––– 1,515,604
5. Our Version of Events (Emeli Sande)Universal Music –––– 1,446,844
6. Now That's What I Call Music 83 (Various Artists)EMI Music/Universal Music –––– 1,389,006
7. Avengers AssembleWalt Disney Studios ––– 1,349,937
8. TEDUniversal Pictures –––– 1,188,295
9. War HorseWalt Disney Studios –––– 986,870
10. The Hunger GamesElevation Sales –––– 946,592
11. Mrs Brown's Boys – Series OneUniversal Pictures ––– 913,145
12. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel20th Century Fox ––– 888,629
13. Assassin's Creed IIIUbisoft ––– 886,198
14. Now That's What I Call Music 82 (Various Artists)EMI Music/Universal Music ––– 866,031
15. Prometheus20th Century Fox ––– 853,079
16. Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift20th Century Fox ––– 819,009
17. 21 (Adele)XL Beggars ––– 816,317
18. Sherlock Holmes – A Game of ShadowsWarner Home Video ––– 816,126
19. + (Ed Sheeran)Warner Music ––– 811,038
20. Now That's What I Call Music 81 (Various Artists)EMI Music/Universal Music ––– 756,035
21. Halo 4Microsoft ––– 753,489
22. Born To Die (Lana del Rey)Universal Music ––– 743,210
23. BraveWalt Disney Studios ––– 743,021
24. BridesmaidsUniversal Pictures ––– 710,185
25. Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyElevation Sales ––– 707,875
26. Johnny English RebornUniversal Pictures –––– 694,651
27. Mrs Brown's Boys – Series TwoUniversal Pictures –––– 670,956
28. The Amazing Spider-ManSony Pictures –––– 656,620
29. The Woman In BlackMomentum Pictures –––– 654,589
30. Take Me Home One DirectionSony Music ––– 643,433
31. Right Place Right TimeOlly Murs ––– Sony Music 597,370
32. The Adventures of TinTin – The Secrets OfParamount –––– 597,282
33. Babel Mumford & SonsUniversal Music –––– 592,173
34. Mrs Brown's Live Tour – Good MourningUniversal Pictures ––– 585,925
35. Michael McIntyre ShowtimeUniversal Pictures –––– 579,011
36. Hitman AbsolutionSquare Enix –––– 571,248
37. Just Dance 4Ubisoft –––– 562,453
38. Despicable MeUniversal Pictures –––– 549,111
39. Mission Impossible – Ghost ProtocolParamount –––– 545,502
40. Far Cry 3Ubisoft -––– 540,237

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