UK charts: Black Ops sells 2 million in first week as it becomes number one

Monday, 15th November 2010 10:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Call of Duty: Black Ops has made a, quite frankly, massively stonking revenue of £81.9 million as it sells 2 million units in the UK to go number one, Chart-Track’s announced.

The unit numbers are 13 percent higher then Modern Warfare 2 last year, with revenue intake up by 21 percent.

It was revealed last week that the Treyarch shooter sold 5.6 million units in the US and UK on day one, with 1.4 million units sold in the latter.

A majority of copies of the Treyarch shooter sold was on 360 with the share at 56 percent, with 44 percent for PS3. According to The Guardian (thanks, Psychotext), PC unit share was at two percent. Wii unit share numbers were not given.

FIFA 11 is second and Just Dance 2 rounds off the top three.

Kinect Sports also entered as a new entry at four.

As far as the launch line-up from Kinect goes, outside of Kinect Sports, Dance Central entered at 13, Motion Sports in 14, Fighters Uncaged in 23, 26 for Kinectimals, Kinect Joy Ride at 30, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved at 33 and Sonic Free Riders. at 38.

Full data for the week ending November 13 is below. Last week’s charts are here.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch, Activision)
  2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA)
  3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  4. Kinect Sports (Rare, Microsoft Game Studios)
  5. Football Manager 2011 (Sports Interactive, Sega)
  6. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Level 5, Nintendo)
  7. Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian Entertainment, Betheda)
  8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Nintend0)
  9. The Sims 3 (EA, EA)
  10. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (LucasArts, LucasArts)



  1. Blerk

    Well, who’d have seen that one coming? :-)

    Look – a Kinect game! Seems a bit of a shame for Dance Central to miss the top ten, and completely validates Microsoft’s decision not to bundle the sports title. The bounders!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. evilashchris

    That’s a pretty good showing for Kinect! Arse. I wanted a price drop before crimbo.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Just added some more big info in there.

    It’s amazing how they made that much money.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    That percentage thing… did they actually say 56% 360 and 44% PS3, or did they just say 56% 360? I can’t see the Wii and PC versions accounting for 0% of sales.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Here you go:

    Xbox 360 (56)
    PS3 (41)
    PC (2)

    I can only assume that the Wii version got the remaining 1%?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen


    I’ve fixed the revenue, btw. The £113 million was the figure given by Chart-Track for the week as a whole – Black Ops, Kinect, etc – it was actually estimated to be £81 million

    #6 4 years ago
  7. typeface

    Hmm Considering Fifa and Just dance dropped to about 59.8k and 45.5k last week (based on previous week data (which we fortunately got[Damn just one week data only :/)) and %shifts as seen on chart-track), unless those numbers went up, it means Kinect ‘probably’ sold under 45k for its opening week.

    Meh I hate assumptions, why couldn’t they give the %shift this week, at least we could make an approx calculation on what it’s sales would have been.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Kinect Sports sold about 40k… Kinect is another story though obviously (they don’t track the game that’s bundled with it).

    Interestingly, about half of the 360 titles in the individual charts this week are Kinect titles.

    01 (__) 360 Call Of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard)
    04 (__) 360 Kinect Sports (Microsoft)
    09 (06) 360 Fifa 11 (Electronic Arts)
    12 (__) 360 Dance Central (Microsoft)
    13 (__) 360 Motion Sports (Ubisoft)
    14 (02) 360 Fable Iii (Microsoft)
    15 (10) 360 Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
    19 (24) 360 Halo: Reach (Microsoft)
    20 (__) 360 Fighters Uncaged (Ubisoft)
    22 (__) 360 Kinectimals (Microsoft)
    25 (13) 360 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Ii (Lucasarts)
    26 (__) 360 Kinect Joy Ride (Microsoft)
    27 (12) 360 Medal Of Honor (Electronic Arts)
    28 (19) 360 Wwe Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 (Thq)
    30 (__) 360 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft)
    37 (__) 360 Sonic Free Riders (Sega)
    40 (33) 360 007: Blood Stone (Activision Blizzard)

    Given there was a game bundled with all Kinects I’m surprised that so much standalone software was sold.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. datamonkey

    “360 with the share at 56 percent, with 44 percent for PS3. PC unit share was at two percent. Wii unit share numbers were not given.”

    Erm… 56+44 = 100% so how could PC be 2%? Also this means Wii sold 0%

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    It’s wrong, see post 5.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Dralen

    I was actually expecting alot more percentage for the Xbox version. The amount of marketing they did for this game was insane, I didn’t see a single PS3 advertisement.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. AHA-Lambda

    @11 – MS paid for exclusive advertising

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dralen

    @12 – Typical. Was pretty pointless if you ask me, the numbers would have been exactly the same with or without the advertisements with the 360 logo on it.

    #13 4 years ago

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