UK 2011 Modern Warfare 3 sales lower than 2010 Black Ops sales

Adele heads list of last year's most popular entertainment.

Call of Duty game Modern Warfare 3 sold fewer copies than Black Ops in the UK in a comparable time frame.

In 2011, Modern Warfare 3 shifted 2,814,609 copies, the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has revealed (using data provided by weekly counter GfK Chart-Track).

In 2010, Black Ops shifted 3,266,298 copies.

Black Ops was the biggest entertainment property of 2010, beating DVD/Blu-ray sales of James Cameron's Avatar film.

But Modern Warfare 3 has had to settle for second place, behind English singing sensation Adele. Her album 21 shifted an eye popping 3,924,985 copies in 2011. Mind you, 21 was released in January and Modern Warfare 3 in November - giving Adele's work considerably more time on sale.

FIFA 11 outperformed FIFA 12 in a comparable time frame, too. FIFA 12 sold 2,193,302 copies in 2011, and finished fourth. FIFA 11 sold 2,390,231 copies in 2010, and finished third.

Battlefield 3, 11th, was the next best selling game of 2011, with 1,186,895 sales.

Zumba Fitness, 16th, sold 1,077,508 copies.

Skyrim, 18th, shifted 1,024,228 units.

Just Dance 3, 30th, managed 820,333 sales.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations, 32nd, moved 732,566 units.

And those were all the games in the top 40.

Note that this top 40 (below) includes digital download sales of albums. Digital downloads of games aren't counted.

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  1. "21" Adele - Album - 3,924,985
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Game - 2,814,609
  3. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - Video - 2,532,551
  4. FIFA 12 - Game - 2,193,302
  5. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - Video - 2,147,606
  6. The Inbetweeners Movie - Video - 2,074,652
  7. The King's Speech - Video - 1,882,175
  8. "Christmas" Michael Buble - Album - 1,349,195
  9. "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" Bruno Mars - Album - 1,264,763
  10. "19" Adele - Album - 1,264,273
  11. Battlefield 3 - Game - 1,186,895
  12. "Now That's What I Call Music 80" Various Artists - Album - 1,185,431
  13. Despicable Me - Video - 1,157,197
  14. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Video - 1,111,715
  15. Paul - Video - 1,108,851
  16. Zumba Fitness - Game - 1,077,508
  17. Tangled - Video - 1,043,857
  18. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Game - 1,024,228
  19. Peter Kay - Live - The Tour That Didn't Tour - Video - 1,004,099
  20. Bridesmaids - Video - 979,475
  21. "Mylo Xyloto" Coldplay - Album - 943,498
  22. Transformers - Dark of the Moon - Video - 935,693
  23. "Loud" Rihanna - Album - 910,455
  24. The Hangover 2 - Video - 904,351
  25. "Now That's What I Call Music 79" Various Artists - Album - 896,831
  26. Lee Evans - Roadrunner - Live at the O2 - Video - 875,573
  27. "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga - 854,524
  28. "Who You Are" - Jessie J - 837,475
  29. "+" Ed Sheeran - Album - 821,180
  30. Just Dance 3 - Game - 820,333
  31. Inception - Video - 735,458
  32. Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Game - 732,566
  33. The Hangover - Video - 730,273
  34. Gnomeo & Juliet - Video - 725,816
  35. Due Date - Video - 712,330
  36. Mrs Brown's Boys - Series One - Video - 705,085
  37. "Now That's What I Call Music 78" Various Artists - Album - 686,511
  38. "Talk That Talk" Rihanna - Album - 683,834
  39. Taken - Video - 670,913
  40. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Video - 670,192

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