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.

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.

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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34 comments
Cookie_Krunch
Cookie_Krunch

Wow thats awesome! Now i can rub it in my dumbass friend that assassin creed brotherhood is going to outsell Black ops. 'm happy i bought Black ops. PSN: Nox_CREoTiiCzz

animationdragon
animationdragon

who was shocked by this news? And if you don't like black ops....no one cares lol just go play something else no one made you buy/play it!

LMessi101
LMessi101

Whatever, Black Ops is a load of hype.

D3thN1gh7
D3thN1gh7

It's nice to see Black Ops still at the top. That game is great. Derived from a milked franchise, but I still can't deny how awesome it is.

gamimgGT
gamimgGT

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is an overall great game that should be play period whether in single or multiplayer online, while Black Ops is just another first person shooter game like the Halo series, the Ghost Recon series, and ton of clones out there. At least with AC series, it's original. You don't have to take my words for it, just get yourself the game and see what i'm talking about.

rsang
rsang

whats with the fanboyism, theyr both great games and you re all gonna buy them both (as i did) so just sit back, relax and enjoy.

priboy15
priboy15

after assassins creed brotherhood will be released to the pc their will be allot more money for ubisoft :P

beanz777
beanz777

Assassin's Creed is amazing i'm glad i picked it up on Day 1 :)

Pete5506
Pete5506

BOth are great games, good to see that they're selling good

zXDesertEagleXz
zXDesertEagleXz

How? Just how? Black Ops is just another FPS which requires no brain to play (not that I'n saying anyone who plays BO has no brain, I'm just saying), while, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood actually requires a bit of strategy and planning. I'm talking about both multiplayer and single player on both titles. There must be some logical explanation! Then again.... I do also own Black Ops so this is sort of hyprocritcal now that I think about it.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Nice to see Professor Layton is still drawing a crowd. Although his version of London is like none I've ever seen. :P

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Black Ops has also been out longer. Who cares what outsells anyway? Does that effect your game purchases? Not me. I buy what I want and care nothing for "charts" and what everyone else is doing.

benleslie5
benleslie5

How long wil Black Ops will stay on the number 1 charts?

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

I think I'm having a heart attack :(

dylan417
dylan417

Shocker of the year :roll:

apothix
apothix

How can people choose black ops instead of Assassins Creed :(

absolut_gamerz
absolut_gamerz

oh come on, everyone know this is gonna happen... the only title that gonna outsell black ops is GT5.. see y'all next week...

Rebornpheonix
Rebornpheonix

I'm not sure why they bothered posting this, it's no surprise.. I can see just about anyone that's ever played a video game picking up COD:BO because of popularity alone, but Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood if you didn't play 1 and 2, or are still playing 1 OR 2, OR were mislead by foolish comments saying "it's an expansion of AC2" you're probably not going to jump at AC:B until afterward considering it's about as story based as you can get with a game while most are buying COD:BO just for the multiplayer and don't really expect the single player to be much of anything. (although this one probably had the best story of any before it.) I'm not sure why they bother us with this "news".

STi25
STi25

I'd say that Black Ops is just a no-brainer FPS, while AC:B is a game you can actually use your brain to solve puzzles and mysteries.

Stamblew
Stamblew

Assassin's Creed is the best of all games

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

Black ops is great, AC: Brotherhood looks awesome (but i will buy later on), NFS: Hot Pursuit looks pretty good fun as well. but im not at all interested in the other 7 games in the top ten, there just not my kind of games.

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

Lol, black ops sells big cuz of its fanboys and cuz non-gamers who buy a game like once a year, buy cods cuz they think its cool and popular.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Surprise,surprise? We all knew it was going to top MW2 sales because: -The PC version has dedicated servers and the ability to mod. -The Wii version is possibly the best Fps on Wii with Goldeneye 007 being the only real rival. -Treyarchs ideas are more original then those by Infinity Ward now what with Zombies,the obscure story line,CP and just generally more variety,especially for the hardcore gamers CoD had lost over the years. -Infinity Ward have been having problems with Activision as we all know. I'm not surprised. Assassins Creed is alright but having played all three I don't see they hype.I preferred the original Prince Of Persias years ago.

danny_dm_moore
danny_dm_moore

I am just surprised Black Ops is doing as well as it is, loads of people I know comdemmed it before playing it because it was Treyarch...

hyksiu
hyksiu

Assassins creed is better!