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

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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 13,Electronic Arts –––– 2,601,877
3. The Dark Knight Rises,Warner Home Video –––– 1,694,434
4. The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn – Part 1,Entertainment 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 Assemble,Walt Disney Studios ––– 1,349,937
8. TED,Universal Pictures –––– 1,188,295
9. War Horse,Walt Disney Studios –––– 986,870
10. The Hunger Games,Elevation Sales –––– 946,592
11. Mrs Brown's Boys – Series One,Universal Pictures ––– 913,145
12. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,20th Century Fox ––– 888,629
13. Assassin's Creed III,Ubisoft ––– 886,198
14. Now That's What I Call Music 82 (Various Artists),EMI Music/Universal Music ––– 866,031
15. Prometheus,20th Century Fox ––– 853,079
16. Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift,20th Century Fox ––– 819,009
17. 21 (Adele),XL Beggars ––– 816,317
18. Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows,Warner 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 4,Microsoft ––– 753,489
22. Born To Die (Lana del Rey),Universal Music ––– 743,210
23. Brave,Walt Disney Studios ––– 743,021
24. Bridesmaids,Universal Pictures ––– 710,185
25. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,Elevation Sales ––– 707,875
26. Johnny English Reborn,Universal Pictures –––– 694,651
27. Mrs Brown's Boys – Series Two,Universal Pictures –––– 670,956
28. The Amazing Spider-Man,Sony Pictures –––– 656,620
29. The Woman In Black,Momentum Pictures –––– 654,589
30. Take Me Home One Direction,Sony Music ––– 643,433
31. Right Place Right Time,Olly Murs ––– Sony Music 597,370
32. The Adventures of TinTin – The Secrets Of,Paramount –––– 597,282
33. Babel Mumford & Sons,Universal Music –––– 592,173
34. Mrs Brown's Live Tour – Good Mourning,Universal Pictures ––– 585,925
35. Michael McIntyre Showtime,Universal Pictures –––– 579,011
36. Hitman Absolution,Square Enix –––– 571,248
37. Just Dance 4,Ubisoft –––– 562,453
38. Despicable Me,Universal Pictures –––– 549,111
39. Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol,Paramount –––– 545,502
40. Far Cry 3,Ubisoft -––– 540,237

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