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Black Ops 2 beings December where it left off

By: Moses Abaortae

  |   December 13th, 2012   |  
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United Kingdom: Activision’s latest instalment in the Call of Duty series spends its fourth week at number one in the software sales charts as Far Cry 3 holds on for another second place finish.

With the month of November having passed everyone by and December now upon us, the software sales charts make for some similar reading at the top with only one new entry in the top ten for the previous week.

Readers will probably be tired of hearing just how well Black Ops 2 is selling but it seems they will just have to bear the news a little longer and by little we mean at least until the start of next year when the likes of Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider and maybe, just maybe, Grand Theft Auto V are released. Until then, Black Ops 2 is continuing what it began in November and nestling itself firmly in first place in the United Kingdom’s sales charts.

In second place is Ubisoft’s premiere first-person shooter and one of the immersive gaming experiences this generation has the privilege of seeing. Far Cry 3 is leagues ahead of what its predecessors were in terms of both scale and production values. The publisher decided to push the development team and gave the third instalment in the series a triple-A categorisation. If the review scores and fan reaction to the game is to be considered then the publisher’s move has been justified.

FIFA 13 seems to set up a fortress at third place as it spends yet another week in the same position of the charts. The best-selling football simulation title continues to make its way towards its predecessor’s record and one can expect it to surpass it soon enough.

In fourth place is another Ubisoft title as Just Dance 4, finds itself doing the business. The game has been Gangnam Styling for some time now and it will be interesting to see if Ubisoft have any other DLC announcements.

The third and final Ubisoft title in the charts finds itself in fifth place as Assassin’s Creed 3 is doing what it can to remain in the top five. The game took two years to develop and was built from scratch using a new version of the Anvil engine. It will be interesting to see where Ubisoft take the series next as a number of rumours have been circulating around the internet ranging from a return to the American Revolution setting to one in Brazil.

That is the top five best-selling games for the first week of December, and one can expect it to remain pretty similar for the next week as well, unless of course one of the games can spring a surprise.