UPDATE 2: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold fewer copies than 1.7 million in launch week in the UK.
We know this because Modern Warfare 2, released in 2009, sold 1.7 million copies in the UK during launch week. Chart-Track announced this morning that Black Ops 2 is the fourth biggest UK game launch ever, behind Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3 and Modern Warfare 2.
For reference, Black Ops, which released in 2010, sold an incredible two million copies in the UK week one.
UPDATE 1: Chart-Track has confirmed to Eurogamer that Black Ops 2's UK launch was smaller than Black Ops', Modern Warfare 3's and Modern Warfare 2's.
Those three games are the UK's biggest ever launches respectively. Black Ops 2, released last Tuesday, is the fourth biggest.
The top three multiplatform UK launches are:
- CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS - XB360/PS3/WII/DS/PC
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - XB360/PS3/WII/DS/PC
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 - XB360/PS3/DS/PC
ORIGINAL STORY: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has predictably stolen the show this week in the UK charts and is out front by a country mile.
Question is, how big is Black Ops 2 relative to the other record-breaking Call of Duty launches? Activision's announcement last week of a $500 million day-one didn't give a lot away.
Black Ops 2 was the biggest launch of 2012, but only the 4th biggest of all time. Presumably then it's behind Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops 1 and... San Andreas? We're checking.
Disappointing Vita game Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified debuted in 16th, which probably makes it one of the stronger Vita launches.
The Xbox 360 version of Black Ops 2 was the most popular, dominating 60 per cent of all sales. The PS3 version claimed 38 per cent.
Last week's leader Halo 4 made $220 million in one day, incidentally. This week Halo 4 is second.
PS3 Move game Wonderbook: Book of Spells was released week. This child-aimed JK Rowling collaboration comes with a plastic book that transforms into a Harry Potter magic book when viewed by the PlayStation Eye. There's no such Potter-mania surrounding Wonderbook, however, as the game has a weak first week in 25th. Sony will be keen to see it enjoy a long tail.
Cartoon racers F1 Race Stars and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed spent their first weeks even lower, in 26th and 27th respectively. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the pick of the two, having earned 9/10 in its Eurogamer review.
The full top run-down is: Black Ops 2 (1), Halo 4 (2), FIFA 13 (3), Assassin's Creed (4), Skylanders Giants (5), NFS: Most Wanted (6), Just Dance 4 (7), Borderlands 2 (8), The Sims 3: Seasons (9), Football Manager 2013 (10).
|This Week||Last Week||Title||Platform(s)|
|1||New entry||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|2||1||Halo 4||Xbox 360|
|3||3||FIFA 13||PS3, Xbox 360|
|4||2||Assassin's Creed 3||PS3, Xbox 360|
|5||6||Skylanders Giants||PS3, Wii, Xbox 360|
|6||4||Need for Speed: Most Wanted||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|7||9||Just Dance 4||PS3, Wii, Xbox 360|
|8||8||Borderlands 2||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|9||New entry||The Sims 3: Seasons||PC|
|10||5||Football Manager 2013||PC|
|11||7||WWE 13||PS3, Xbox 360|
|12||15||The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|13||12||Moshi Nonsters: Moshlings Theme Park||3DS, DS|
|14||14||Dishonored||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|15||19||Forza 4||Xbox 360|
|16||New entry||Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified||PS Vita|
|17||26||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Xbox 360|
|18||18||New Super Mario Bros. 2||3DS|
|19||10||Medal of Honor: Warfighter||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|20||13||Resident Evil 6||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|21||11||Forza Horizon||Xbox 360|
|22||20||Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes||DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360|
|23||17||F1 2012||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|24||16||Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask||3DS|
|25||New entry||Wonderbook: Book of Spells||PS3|
|26||New entry||F1 Race Stars||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|27||New entry||Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed||3DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360|
|29||27||Angry Birds Trilogy||3DS, PS3, Xbox 360|
|30||29||Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games||Wii|
|31||21||Sleeping Dogs||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|32||Re-entry||Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition||PS3|
|33||22||PES 2013||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|34||23||Pokémon Black 2||DS|
|35||33||Mario Kart 7||3DS|
|36||Re-entry||Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7||DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360|
|37||32||Dead Island: GOTY Edition||PC, Xbox 360, Xbox 360|
|38||25||007 Legends||PS3, Xbox 360|
|39||36||Kinect Sports||Xbox 360|
|40||37||Dance Central 2||Xbox 360|