Call of Duty dethroned as UK’s biggest entertainment property by Adele

Thursday, 12th January 2012 12:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Call of Duty’s status as the UK’s biggest entertainment property is no more.

Last year’s Modern Warfare 3 was second in the top 40 biggest entertainment properties, standing behind Adele’s 21. The Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer shooter sold 2,814,609 units in the UK compared to 3,924,985 sales of the singer’s second album, a difference of over 1 million.

The Call of Duty series as a whole has had the top spot in the chart since 2009 with Modern Warfare 2 and held onto it in 2010 with Treyarch’s Black Ops.

Other games on the top 40 list include FIFA 12 at four, Battlefield 3 at 11, Zumba Fitness at 16, Skyrim at 18, Just Dance 3 at 30 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations at 32.

A full list of the top 40 is over on MCV.



  1. Deacon

    For some reason Adele really grates on me. Not helped at all by the fact she’s a fat ugly mutter.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    Four million people bought a generic pop album?

    For shame, Britain.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 She is not “ugly” by any means, and far from “obese”.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    she was obese like 2-3 year ago…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Deacon

    Sorry Steph!

    I stand by my opinion.

    I call slightly large people chubby, chubby people fat, fat people whales.

    I’m fatist.

    Either way, she does my nut in.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Deacon

    wailing her bloody neck off on every track I hear! as, if not more annoying than Florence & the Machine. They both make me want to punch a baby.

    I think it’s the tone of voice I find most grating. It just goes right through me. I’m a gentle being with no desire for such harsh noises coming in my earholes.

    Plus she’s fat.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    It’s not over until the fat lady sings.

    Myth: Confirmed!

    @6 She’s a pretty fat girl though. BBW all the way.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Akira_Tenshi

    Wow Deacon, not a very nice person are you.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Deacon

    If I was calling Bobby Kotick a faggot or Michael Pachter a ridiculous old bastard you wouldn’t bat an eyelid.

    Pick on Adele and I’m an EVIL MAN.

    Golly. I’m actually a pretty nice guy. True story.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. mojo

    u guys are idiots.

    adele is a singer not a model.
    im not sure in which way skinny jeans make music better.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    @8: All fat people are EVIL (this is a FACT).

    #11 3 years ago

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