UK Chart: Black Ops outsells Brotherhood

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops retains the top spot, holding off Ubisoft’s Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, which debuts at two.

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No Caption Provided Black Ops has held onto the top chart position for a second week, beating new releases Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit; which ranked at second and third, respectively, in the chart for the week ending November 20. Only the PC charts saw Black Ops drop in position, with Football Manager 2011 reclaiming the top spot, pushing Black Ops into second place.

Microsoft’s Kinect also suffered, with only Kinect Sports and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 appearing in the top 20. Kinect Sports sank from number four to nine, while Harry Potter snuck in at number 20. No other Kinect-compatible games made it into the UK charts.

Harry Potter loses its magic.
Harry Potter loses its magic.

Despite its ties to the motion picture of the same name and Kinect compatibility, the latest Harry Potter game, The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, failed to live up to its predecessor Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which came in at number 10 in its opening week back in 2009. Ranked at number 20, Deathly Hallows is the first game to make use of the Kinect as an optional control interface; allowing players to choose whether they use the Kinect or the standard Xbox 360 controller in certain parts of the game.


Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending November 20, 2010:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

3. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA Games)

4. FIFA 11 (EA Sports)

5. Just Dance 2 Wii (Ubisoft)

6. Wii Party (Nintendo)

7. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)

8. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo)

9. Kinect Sports (Microsoft)

10. Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track (C)2010 ELSPA Ltd for the week ending November 20, 2010.

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