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Black Ops 2 & FIFA 13 beat Dark Knight Rises as top UK entertainment releases

Tuesday, 12th March 2013 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and FIFA 13 outsold The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, placing at the top of the UK’s entertainment top 40 sales chart, the Entertainment Retailers Association has revealed.

MCV reports that the ERA chart – compiled from Chart-Track and Official Charts Company analysis – underlined a weaker year for games compared to previous charts. Black Ops 2 and FIFA 13 placed first and second respectively, but the next game to feature was Assassin’s Creed 3 at 13th.

Here is the chart in full, along with sales figures in units sold:

  • 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision Blizzard –2,672,364
  • 2. FIFA 13, Electronic Arts – 2,601,877
  • 3. The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Home Video –1,694,434
  • 4. The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Entertainment One –1,515,604
  • 5. Our Version of Events (Emeli Sande), Universal Music – 1,446,844
  • 6. Now That’s What I Call Music 83 (Various Artists), EMI Music/Universal Music 1,389,006
  • 7. Avengers Assemble, Walt Disney Studios – 1,349,937
  • 8. TED, Universal Pictures – 1,188,295
  • 9. War Horse, Walt Disney Studios – 986,870
  • 10. The Hunger Games, Elevation Sales – 946,592
  • 11. Mrs Brown’s Boys – Series One, Universal Pictures – 913,145
  • 12. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 20th Century Fox – 888,629
  • 13. Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft – 886,198
  • 14. Now That’s What I Call Music 82 (Various Artists), EMI Music/Universal Music – 866,031
  • 15. Prometheus, 20th Century Fox – 853,079
  • 16. Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift, 20th Century Fox – 819,009
  • 17. 21 (Adele), XL Beggars – 816,317
  • 18. Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows, Warner Home Video – 816,126
  • 19. + (Ed Sheeran), Warner Music – 811,038
  • 20. Now That’s What I Call Music 81 (Various Artists), EMI Music/Universal Music – 756,035
  • 21. Halo 4, Microsoft – 753,489
  • 22. Born To Die (Lana del Rey), Universal Music – 743,210
  • 23. Brave, Walt Disney Studios – 743,021
  • 24. Bridesmaids, Universal Pictures – 710,185
  • 25. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Elevation Sales – 707,875
  • 26. Johnny English Reborn, Universal Pictures – 694,651
  • 27. Mrs Brown’s Boys – Series Two, Universal Pictures – 670,956
  • 28. The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Pictures – 656,620
  • 29. The Woman In Black, Momentum Pictures – 654,589
  • 30. Take Me Home One Direction, Sony Music – 643,433
  • 31. Right Place Right Time, Olly Murs – Sony Music 597,370
  • 32. The Adventures of TinTin – The Secrets Of, Paramount – 597,282
  • 33. Babel Mumford & Sons, Universal Music – 592,173
  • 34. Mrs Brown’s Live Tour – Good Mourning, Universal Pictures – 585,925
  • 35. Michael McIntyre Showtime, Universal Pictures – 579,011
  • 36. Hitman Absolution, Square Enix – 571,248
  • 37. Just Dance 4, Ubisoft – 562,453
  • 38. Despicable Me, Universal Pictures – 549,111
  • 39. Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Paramount – 545,502
  • 40. Far Cry 3, Ubisoft – 540,237

What do you make of the figures above?

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  1. Pytox

    Hitman more than FC3? :o

    #1 1 year ago
  2. The_Red

    Kinda interesting. I bet Skyfall’s numbers would have beat them all if DVD / Blu-ray was released sooner (Being the best selling movie of all time in UK if I’m not mistaken).

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps4some

    I’m impressed the Now That’s What I Call Music series is still so successful !

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dragon246

    Problem here is, after top 2, next one is at 13.
    DEAR BRITISH GAMERS, BUY SOOOOO MANY GAMES THAT EVERYTHING ELSE TO KNOCKED OUT OF THAT LIST IN 2013!

    One more thing, units dont give an accurate picture. What is the price of products? I think games will be on the costlier side (they provide more hours per pound mind you).

    #4 1 year ago