UK CHARTS: February 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops is back at the top this month, toppling January’s best-seller EA’s FIFA 11.

Not that EA has anything to worry about. The firm has ten games in the Top 50 with four in the Top Ten, including Dead Space 2 and the month’s biggest selling new IP, Bulletstorm.

EA’s tally of games is beaten only by NINTENDO, which has 11 games in the Top 50. However, Nintendo doesn’t have a game in the Top Ten.

The best selling new game in the charts is Atari’s Test Drive Unlimited 2. The game has been the biggest launch in the franchise’s 24-year history and has helped NAMCO BANDAI – which handled the product in the UK – leap up the publisher rankings.

Another Japanese firm making a splash in the charts is CAPCOM, with Marvel vs Capcom 3 at No.9. The game almost sold as any copies in its first week as MvC2 did in its entire lifetime.

Also new in the Top Ten is Killzone 3 from SONY, which became the firm’s second No.1 this year when it launched at the end of the month.

ALL FORMATS TOP 50: February (Jan 30th – Feb 26th)

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
2. Dead Space 2 (EA)
3. FIFA 11 (EA)
4. Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Namco Bandai/Atari)
5. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)
6. Killzone 3 (Sony)
7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
8. Bulletstorm (EA)
9. Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Capcom)
10. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA)
11. LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sony)
12. Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo)
13. Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo)
14. Wii Party (Nintendo)
15. Art Academy (Nintendo)
16. The Sims 3 (EA)
17. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition (Rockstar)
18. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)
19. Just Dance (Ubisoft)
20. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
21. Dance Juniors (Ubisoft)
22. Kinect Sports (Microsoft)
23. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
24. Mass Effect 2 (EA)
25. Gran Turismo 5 (Sony)
26. Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction (Namco Bandai)
27. Medal of Honor (EA)
28. New Super Mario Bros DS (Nintendo)
29. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
30. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (Rockstar)
31. Just Cause 2 (Square Enix)
32. Kinect Joy Ride (Microsoft)
33. Football Manager 2011 (Sega)
34. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 (THQ)
35. Dance Central (Microsoft)
36. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)
37. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo)
38. Madden NFL 11 (EA)
39. LEGO Batman (Warner Bros)
40. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Nintendo)
41. Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft)
42. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros)
43. Forza Motorsport 3: Ultimate Collection (Microsoft)
44. Sonic Colours (Sega)
45. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Square Enix)
46. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda)
47. SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Sega)
48. Tangled (Disney)
49. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA)
50. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)

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