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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 …

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Black Ops II debuts at No.2 in the Japanese charts

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II has debuted in second place in the weekly Japanese software chart. Combined sales across PS3 and Xbox 360 reached 220k units, with the PS3 SKU claiming No.2 with sales of 197,350. The Xbox 360 release charted at No.6 with 22,177 unit sales. Ubisoft’s …

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UK CHARTS: Black Ops II holds off Hitman Absolution challenge

It’s week one numbers may have been down, but a strong second week has seen Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II hold onto the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats No.1. Sales of the shooter fell by 81 per cent week-on-week, which is notably better than the 87 per cent …

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OPINION: COD’s numbers don’t matter, it’s COD culture that counts

Every conflicting statement about Black Ops II on the cover of this week’s MCV is true. Strip away the spin, pride or expectations and the numbers still make it clear. This was the best performing game of the year. Some quarters wondered – or hoped, even – that this might …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Triumph or disappointment?

Writing this year’s Call of Duty success headline was a complicated task. If we wanted to put a positive spin on things we could have gone with: ‘Call of Duty reclaims its crown as the biggest entertainment launch of the year’ or ‘Black Ops II is the fourth fastest selling …

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Was Black Ops II a disappointment? Read our full analysis in this week’s MCV

This week’s MCV isnow available to view online – and it features a detailed analysis of Call of Duty’s launch sales performance. We also go behind the scenes at the game’s midnight launch at HMV. And there’s a full interview with the president of 2K Games, Christoph Hartmann. We’ve listed …

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Black Ops II storms UK charts as the biggest launch of 2012

The latest outing for the Call of Duty series unsurprisingly debuts at No.1 in the UK All Formats Charts. Black Ops II became the biggest launch of 2012 – eclipsing FIFA 13, which sold 1.2m units in its first two days. The shooter is also the fourth biggest UK launch …

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