UK chart: COD Black Ops 2 holds off Hitman: Absolution

Epic Mickey 2, Family Guy, PlayStation All-Stars flounder.

Hitman: Absolution has been held from the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 continued its reign on top despite an 87 per cent drop in sales from last week.

Absolution can console itself with earning the best opening week sales of any game in the series to date. It beat the previous best (2006's Hitman: Blood Money) by a factor of three.

Black Ops 2 debuted last week with huge sales, but did not beat the launch weeks of the original Black Ops or last year's Modern Warfare 3. In terms of second week sales however, Black Ops 2 is 15 per cent ahead of the latter.

A cavalcade of other new releases last week was headlined by the excellent Lego Lord of the Rings, which debuted in sixth place - behind chart stalwarts FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3 and Halo 4.

Other new releases fared less well. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two flopped into the chart in 34th place, ahead of Activision's Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse in 35th.

Lower still was Sony's Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, placed in 38th.

The full chart lies below.

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This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 New entry Hitman: Absolution PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 3 FIFA 13 PS3, Xbox 360
4 4 Assassin's Creed 3 PS3, Xbox 360
5 2 Halo 4 Xbox 360
6 New entry Lego Lord of the Rings 3DS, DS, PS3, Xbox 360
7 7 Just Dance 4 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
8 5 Skylanders Giants PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
9 6 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 14 Dishonored PC, PS3, Xbox 360
11 11 WWE 13 PS3, Xbox 360
12 13 Moshi Nonsters: Moshlings Theme Park 3DS, DS
13 Re-entry uDraw Studio: Instant Artist PS3, Wii,Xbox 360
14 20 Resident Evil 6 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
15 10 Football Manager 2013 PC
16 18 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
17 12 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
18 19 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC, PS3, Xbox 360
19 23 F1 2012 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 25 Wonderbook: Book of Spells PS3
21 22 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
22 15 Forza 4 Xbox 360
23 17 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Xbox 360
24 30 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
25 21 Forza Horizon Xbox 360
26 24 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 3DS
27 31 Sleeping Dogs PC, PS3, Xbox 360
28 26 F1 Race Stars PC, PS3, Xbox 360
29 29 Angry Birds Trilogy 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
30 27 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360
31 Re-entry Rocksmith PC, PS3, Xbox 360
32 8 Borderlands 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
33 16 Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified PS Vita
34 New entry Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
35 New entry Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse PS3, Xbox 360
36 35 Mario Kart 7 3DS
37 38 007 Legends PS3, Xbox 360
38 New entry PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3, Vita
39 32 Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition PS3
40 33 PES 2013 PC, PS3, Xbox 360

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