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Hitman Absolution’s hit on Black Ops 2 aborted

By: Moses Abaortae

  |   November 29th, 2012   |  
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United Kingdom: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 managed to hold on to the top spot in the software sales charts as it managed to avoid Agent 47’s razor wire.

Another seven days have gone by and with it comes another weekly software sales chart for the United Kingdom and another set of games make their debut during the fiercely competitive Holiday Season with all eyes on how Black Ops 2 would fare in its second week of sales.

The latest Call of Duty game beat Modern Warfare 3 for the biggest launch day sales before losing out to the same game for the launch week record. However, the fresh take on the Call of Duty franchise seems to have paid off as Black Ops 2 came back strongly to beat out its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3’s, second week sales.

There is no stopping the Zombie TranZit bus as it continues to steamroll over every other came that comes to challenge it and your number one selling game for the previous week remains Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

IO could not have picked a more unfortunate time to release their game, Hitman Absolution as the return of Agent 47 is unlikely to see the number one spot with the, aforementioned, Call of Duty: Black Ops destroying every other game in the charts at the moment. One can expect that trend to continue.

There is no stopping EA sports fastest-selling sports title of all time as FIFA 13 continues to keep itself in the race for Champions League qualification, in a manner of speaking of course. The game has withstood many challenges from a number of games to remain in the top three and it looks set to stay that way for many weeks to come.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is another title that continues its impressive run in the software sales charts as it comes in at number four. The game took two years to develop on a whole new engine and the time and effort put into it have been justified by both the critical and fan reception as well as the sales.

Master Chief took some time waking up and it seems that that the Halo protagonist has no intention of going back into cryogenic sleep as he rounds up the top five with Halo 4. The game was developed by 343 Industries, which took over from Bungie, the creator of the series, and the overall reception to the new game has been positive.

That’s it for this week as the top five is made of some of the biggest franchises in the video game or rather, the interactive entertainment industry. See you next Monday when we see if Black Ops 2 can break Modern Warfare 3’s third-week sales record.