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Best selling UK entertainment products 2010: games hit three of the top ten spots

Thursday, 14th April 2011 13:11 GMT By Stace Harman

If you were asked to guess what the best selling game of 2010 was you’d likely plump for CoD: Black Ops, and you’d be right. But how do you think it fared against the likes of the Avatar and Toy Story 3 DVDs or albums from Rihanna and Take That? Well, it outsold them all.

Activision Blizzard’s uber-seller came top of the UK top 40 entertainment products according to the Entertainment Retailers Association, selling 3,266,298 units – over a quarter of a million more than second place Avatar.

Other notable placings were achieved by FIFA 11 at number three in the chart with 2,390,231 and Just Dance at number nine with 1,305,338.

Red Dead Redemption was the only other game to make the top 20, selling 1,135,559 and squeezing in at number sixteen, just ahead of Lady Gaga. Whilst Just Dance 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood snuggled either side of Rihanna in positions twenty two and twenty four, respectively.

The lowest place game on the chart was Halo: Reach in thirty fourth place with sales of 781,331.

The chart in full:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops [Activision Blizzard] – 3,266,298
2. Avatar [20th Century Fox] – 3,001,769
3. FIFA 11 [Electronic Arts] – 2,390,231
4. Toy Story 3 [Walt Disney Studios] – 2,082,461
5. Progress (Take That) [Universal Music] – 1,933,205
6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon [Entertainment One] – 1,889,187
7. The Twlight Saga: Eclipse [Entertainment One] – 1,334,490
8. Inception [Warner Home Video] – 1,328,290
9. Just Dance [Ubisoft] – 1,305,338
10. 2012 [Sony Pictures] – 1,298,705
11. Crazy Love (Michael Buble) [Warner Music] – 1,289,304
12. Now That’s What I Call Music 77 [EMI Music/UniversalMusic] – 1,255,006
13. The Hurt Locker [Elevation Sales] – 1,247,604
14. Up [Walt Disney Studios] – 1,236,066
15. Sherlock Holmes [Warner Home Video] – 1,217,637
16. Red Dead Redemption [Take-Two] – 1,135,559
17. The Fame (Lady Gaga) [Universal Music] – 1,104,504
18. The Hangover [Warner Home Video] – 1,024,546
19. Alice In Wonderland [Walt Disney Studios] – 943,220
20. Shrek Forever After – The Final Chapter [Paramount] – 928,726
21. Wii Fit Plus [Nintendo] – 920,811
22. Just Dance 2 [Ubisoft ] – 903,866
23. Loud (Rihanna) [Universal Music] – 881,588
24. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood [Ubisoft] – 880,755

25. The Defamation of Strickland Banks (Plan B) [Warner Music] – 867,698
26. Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang    [Universal Pictures] – 831,572
27. Iron Man 2 [Paramount] – 826,595
28. Wii Sports Resort [Nintendo] – 818,554
29. Now That’s What I Call Music 76 [EMI Music/UniversalMusic] – 807,764
30. Sunny Side Up (Paolo Nutini) [Warner Music] – 807,751
31. The Element of Freedom (Alicia Keys) [Sony Music] – 806,340
32. Lungs (Florence & The Machine) [Universal Music] – 789,847
33. District 9 [Sony Pictures] – 781,336
34. Halo: Reach [Microsoft] – 781,331
35. Alvin & The Chipmunks – The Squeakquel [20th Century Fox] – 781,327
36. Clash Of The Titans [Warner Home Video] – 766,681
37. Sex And The City 2 [Warner Home Video] – 765,961
38. Recovery (Eminem) [Universal Music] – 764,875
39. Sign No More (Mumford & Sons) [Universal Music] – 746,461
40. Come Around Sundown (Kings of Leon) [Sony Music] – 729,001

Total: 47,472,262 units.

Thanks, MCV

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8 Comments

  1. UuBuU

    People have such horrible, horrible taste in entertainment…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    @1 Agreed hahaha XD

    6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon [Entertainment One] – 1,889,187
    7. The Twlight Saga: Eclipse [Entertainment One] – 1,334,490

    6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon [Entertainment One] – 889,187 = Were guys forced to watch it with there partners
    7. The Twlight Saga: Eclipse [Entertainment One] – 600,000 = Were guys forced to watch it with there partners :P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    #1 #2 , dont underestimate the power of gay vampires/werewolves ☺

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    Is there some universal law of the cosmos that dictate that the worse something is, the better it will sell?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. locus2k1

    @4 – I believe it’s called the X-Factor law.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    I think MW3 is going to smash those figures.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Mondayding

    I presume they don’t include Angry Birds type entertainment in here…?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. mojo

    lol, i have exactly 1 of those titles, which is inception…

    #8 3 years ago

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