Black Ops UK's top game of 2010

Latest Call of Duty game tops British charts for last year; FIFA 11, Just Dance, Red Dead Redemption, Just Dance 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Wii Sports Resort follow.

Though NPD won't release the US 2010 sales rankings until later on this week, last year's top-selling games in Britain were ranked today. According to GfK Chart Track figures provided by the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, the top-selling game in the island nation's all-formats chart was Call of Duty: Black Ops from Activision. In second place was Electronic Arts' FIFA 11, followed by Ubisoft's Wii-exclusive Just Dance.

Black Ops was tops in the UK last year.

Coming in fourth place was GameSpot's 2010 Game of the Year, Red Dead Redemption. Behind it was Nintendo's enduring hit Wii Fit Plus, followed by the latest iteration of Ubisoft's Wii-only dance sensation, Just Dance 2. Another Ubi title, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, came in seventh, just ahead of Wii Sports Resort (eighth) and the Xbox 360-exclusive Halo: Reach (ninth). Bringing up the rear was EA's multiplatform shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

GfK Chart Track also listed the top five selling games on each platform, which also saw FIFA and Black Ops make several appearances. Also released were the top five PC games, which saw Sega's Football Manager games outsell such heavy-hitters as Starcraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

2010 All Formats Chart
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. FIFA 11
3. Just Dance
4. Red Dead Redemption
5. Wii Fit Plus
6. Just Dance 2
7. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
8. Wii Sports Resort
9. Halo: Reach
10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

2010 Nintendo Wii Chart
1. Just Dance
2. Wii Fit Plus
3. Just Dance 2
4. Wii Sports Resort
5. New Super Mario Bros. WII

2010 Sony PlayStation 3 Chart
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. FIFA 11
3. Gran Turismo 5
4. Red Dead Redemption
5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

2010 Xbox 360 Chart
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. FIFA 11
3. Halo: Reach
4. Red Dead Redemption
5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

2010 Nintendo DS Chart
1. Professor Layton and The Lost Future
2. New Super Mario Bros.
3. Art Academy
4. Pokemon Soulsilver
5. Mario Kart DS

2010 Sony PSP Chart
1. FIFA 11
2. Little Big Planet
3. Gran Turismo
4. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
5. FIFA 10

2010 PC Chart
1. Football Manager 2011
2. Football Manager 2010
3. The Sims 3
4. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
5. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

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jameslee1997
jameslee1997

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warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@steelmouth Ah well that's fair enough. I'm not going to say the Playstation is killing the xbox because I know damn right it ain't, it's pretty much a known fact that Sony's console is lagging behind in the sales. I will however say that Sony's console has the better games. Each console has it's own strengths in terms of exclusives - but in my opinion I'd say Sony are beating Microsoft now in that field. The sales won't back it up because there's less consoles - and on these lists only the real big guns are up top, but that doesn't mean they aren't the better games.

steelmouth
steelmouth

@warhawk-geeby you said "There's more xboxs than playstations so of course Halo would sell more - not to mention it's the game that made the xbox famous. It's a huge game." this is UK sales so if there are more xbox than the ps3 why are ppl saying the ps3 is killing the x360 in UK my point is simple halo and all games above halo on the x360 charts outsold all games on the ps3 excpt for BO and FIFA there fore the ps3 cant really be kicking x360 ass all that much if at all in the UK right

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@steelmouth There's more xboxs than playstations so of course Halo would sell more - not to mention it's the game that made the xbox famous. It's a huge game. Stop trying to be clever. It doesn't suit you.

widdowson91
widdowson91

@Goyoshi12: Oh I completeley agree with Betas. I played the World at War beta and it was great, and that lead me to buy the game. I was a bit sceptical with Treyarch making the game, but the Beta was solid so I got it. I think, at least, all games that can be played online should have Betas. Also a beta of seignle player would be good too, so you could see the full package.

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

@widdowson91 Well then Game companies need to make Beta's or Demos to games and get feedback from the community. That's kinda what Medal of Honor did on Steam and I did enjoy the Multiplayer but if that was it then it wouldn't hold a candle to the other games. I

widdowson91
widdowson91

@kavadias1981: I completeley agree. We have an XBox 360 and a PS3, but there's no point really. The only reason we have a 360 is because of Gears of War. If you can get the same game on the PS3 I'd rather get it for that. That's why I like the Wii, it has a lot of exclusives that will never be found on the other consoles, like Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and Kirby.

widdowson91
widdowson91

@Goyoshi12: To be fair you can't really have an opinion about a game until you play it, so you have to buy it to do so. I bought my brother Black Ops for Christmas and give it a shot. I don't like the game really. It's all just 'explosion here' and 'explosion there' and all other pointless eye candy. Gameplay wise the game is solid, but all the pointless things the game has annoy me.

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

If you all hate Black Ops so much then why do you buy it? All I hear is, "The game sucks, it's just the same thing, it's a load of trash with glitter on it." If you don't like the game then WHY THE HECK DID YOU BUY IT!?!? I'm pretty sure you can return those...you know you can return those right?

darkknight360
darkknight360

I find it strange how with the PS3 and 360 results the same multi platform games finished in exactly the same places on both the lists, with Halo and GT5 both finishing in corresponding positions (3rd). I think that more platform exclusive titles need to appear on both consoles, it would certainly be appealing to buy both consoles then ,and more often than not exclusives tend to be of very good quality, for example GOW, Halo, Fable, heavy rain, God of War, MGS etc. I also disagreed with Red dead redemption (although an incredible game) being awarded both PS3 and 360 game of the year for each platform, these awards should be platform specific titles.Just had an axe to grind lol

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

i dont play black ops multiplayer much, zombies is amazing though which i play a lot at the moment and the campaign is really good, but im not interested in the multiplayer much for some reason.

Ps3--GaMeR
Ps3--GaMeR

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campbell153
campbell153

I dont play Black Ops!.. games terrible!..

NFSruler
NFSruler

@acasero44 I can't wait till the lists show Black Ops is top game in whatever godforsaken country you come from. Because thats what Black Ops is. Overrated, like your judgement on the UK.

NFSruler
NFSruler

Call of Duty and FIFA are the most sold games. How original........

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

First thing that came to my mind was "only in UK"? As a side note: It also must be taken in consideration (something this charts provably didn't), that due to the value difference between Pound Vs. Euro and the price in UK, a lot (and i mean A LOT) of imports are made from the UK to European and non-European countries where games are considerably more expensive (Portugal, Italy, Spain) and those where censorship is an issue (Germany, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E and Morocco) As a side note 2: PS3 sales in Europe are slightly higher that X360, last time I checked it was a quite small diference (doubt is has changed now).

noble95x
noble95x

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steelmouth
steelmouth

europeans and soccer am not suprised to see FIFA 11 but its interesting to see the x360 and ps3 similarities, its all the same games excpt for #3 which is an exclusive PS guys a quick math Halo Reach is #3 on x360 charts and #9 on overall charts therefore its save to say it out sold all games on the ps3 charts from #3 up right there fore the ps3 ant kicking the x360 ass as much as its claimed in europe right

drummerdickens
drummerdickens

Is anyone else tired of all the elitist gamers who can't enjoy a perfectly good game just because it's popular?

drummerdickens
drummerdickens

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da_chub
da_chub

nice to see america's violent games are #1 around the world.

loopy_101
loopy_101

It is always great seeing Americans look at our charts like "BLASPHEMY" or something along those lines :lol: Charts always preference to the stuff we would care less about, it is for games that appeal to the masses as their core audience. I love Mass Effect like everybody else here, but let's face it, no casual gamer would really comprehend the depth of it in anyway.

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

@kavadias1981: Companies became even more commercial.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

What is the point of having seperate consoles (PS3 and 360) that seem to have an almost identical library? I mean, look at the top 5 for them. Only 1 exclusive from each is a top seller. What happened to the days when different consoles actually had different games?!

flint101_7
flint101_7

wow Black ops would of thaught it would of been Red dead for uk top i hear alot of people say black ops isnt as good as MW2

robtheguru
robtheguru

Not enough people played Mass Effect 2...clearly!

JunglemanchiId
JunglemanchiId

That top 10 is a joke. I suppose there are loads of people who buy the same games every year and don't really branch out. Most of my friends only play FIFA and Call of Duty games. Not for me but each to his own.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I like how with the exception of GT5 and Halo both the PS3 and Xbox have identical sales charts. Goes to show we're all in the same boat really.. If sony and microsoft worked together that would be a fine fine day.. Shame it will never happen.

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

@noble95x . If you look at the Xbox 360 sales chart you will see that Black Ops and FIFA outsold Reach on the 360. Don't mean to troll but you should probably look into things before you state them as facts especially when the evidence to disprove what you are saying is included in the article you are commenting on.

Shardz7
Shardz7

Sheep! Bloody sheep! The lot o' ya'! lolz

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

As long as it was just sales and no one actually in the UK picked Black ops as the top game of 2010, its okay.

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

Hmm.... I prefer BC2 well over BO, but thats just me I guess. And whats up with the PC list? Football Mangager at top 2? LOL. Why is BO not on PC list? Oh yeah cause its all FUBAR.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I find it a shame that ME2 didn't make it into the xbox top 5.

Yuyutsu_152
Yuyutsu_152

I am happy that pokemon was on the top 5 of ds and assassin creed brotherhood to come on top 10 of global and Amazed that red dead redemption was not on the top 3's

soulless4now
soulless4now

Never suspected Professor Layton would sell more over there than Pokemon. :shock:

gameking5000
gameking5000

@mimicus Well you do have to remember that the first 5 COD games were good and they has laid a strong foundation for COD games.

mimicus
mimicus

And meanwhile BC2 just gets better and better. Just got the Vietnam pack a couple weeks ago and... damn. Great game, great investment. Still glad I bought it first day. Not at all surprised that it's just as underrated in England as it is here in the states. IW could re-release the original Contra (NES), call it Call of Duty: Future Hero Fighter Guys and it would still lead the charts all over the place. You think people are a little biased when it comes to anything with the COD label on it? Maybe?

Nolidusk
Nolidusk

you know what I dont hate black ops cause i own a lot of players and i have a LOT of fun piloting a helicopter or calling dogs to kill my opponents and im not a sissy who complains about a game because everybody do or because i suck in the game, for real stop talking trash if you dont have nothing good to say dont say it! Nazi ZOMBIES COOP FTW!

sk8oridie44
sk8oridie44

black ops was a good game, still play it, but no where as talented as uncharted or assassins creed or red dead redemption. you could say black ops is selling like Justin Beiber's album, untalented, but everyone buys it.

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

Just Dance was 3rd overall? Yet again, I underestimate the sheer number of casual gamers out there. Standard, unoriginal, by-the-numbers FPS sells the most. No surprises there.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Pretty sad really for us UK gamers.

noble95x
noble95x

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Tarfang2
Tarfang2

@ i always love reading some casual racism in the morning thanks

acasero44
acasero44

Im never meeting Uk gamers it seems they have very minimal gaming knowledge despite them spending more time in their house researching due to cold weather. LAME more like Trash Ops

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@BornGamer Ah, Snap! :P @Tauu Yes really. We are talking the UK here. I am really surprised it didn't get the Number 1 spot :?