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Black Ops II is the UK’s Christmas No.1 game

Call of Duty Black Ops II is the UK’s video games Christmas No.1, giving Activision a run of six consecutive weeks at the top. Sales of the game were fractionally up by one per cent in the busy pre-Christmas trading week (ending Dec 22nd for this listing). It’s the first …

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Black Ops claims 4th No.1 as Wii U software dips in UK charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the UK’s best selling game for the fourth week in a row. The busy festive shopping period sees sales of the title slip just 15 per cent. It’s only the fourth game to spend four consecutive weeks at No.1 this year, with …

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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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