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

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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