It feels absolutely pointless to report that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is #1 in the UK chart this week, because of course it bloody is. Since last Tuesday it has become the biggest launch of 2012 and the fourth biggest of all time, with 60 percent of copies sold on Xbox 360 and 38 percent on PlayStation 3. According to the stats online, 21 million hours of play have already been clocked up.
Halo 4, FIFA 13, Assassinâ€™s Creed III and Skylanders Giants make up the rest of the top five. The only other new entry this week in the top ten is PC add-on The Sims 3: Seasons at #9.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified on PS Vita enters at #16. With lots of reviews now available online, including a 2/10 from EDGE and a 4/10 from the Official PlayStation Magazine, we have to wonder if itâ€™ll be in the top 40 next week or if itâ€™s going to sell on name alone. Itâ€™s #1 in the PS Vita chart, incidentally.
Sonyâ€™s not quite spellbinding Book of Spells arrives at #25 and is followed by F1 Race Stars at #26 and Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed at #27.
The handheld versions of Sonic & All Stars Racing have been delayed until next month. Had they been released the same time as the console versions then the blue blur would have likely outsold Codemasters’ kart racer.