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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on November 14 2011 - 14:54

The jewel in Activision's crown gleams more brightly than ever before...

As sure as death and taxes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has topped the UK chart in its first week on sale, tallying more in revenue than Call of Duty: Black Ops managed last year with unit sales coming in on an even footing.

This is according to Chart-Track data, which goes on to reveal that these Modern Warfare 3's revenues are higher than the opening weekend box office gross of all four of the last Harry Potter films combined.

The news follows Activision's announcement last week of 6.5 million unit sales and $400 million (£251 million) in revenues on the first day of sales in the UK and North America alone. These figures broke the world record for day-one sales of an entertainment product, which is the third year in succession that the Call of Duty series has managed that feat.

Elsewhere Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came home in a mighty second place for its first week and marked the fifth biggest launch so far this year (behind Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, FIFA 12 and, of course, Modern Warfare 3). It was the biggest ever opening week in the UK for publisher Bethesda as Skyrim more than doubled the launch sales of last year's Fallout: New Vegas.

These two new entries effectively pushed Battlefield 3 and Just Dance 3 down two spots to No.3 and No.5 respectively, while Uncharted 3 suffered a four-spot drop to No.6. FIFA 12 weathered the storm most successfully with a one position demotion to No.4.

There was a new entry at No.7 for Mind Candy's Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo on DS, while Batman: Arkham City dropped four spots to No.8 and Zumba Fitness hung-on to the top ten for the 33rd week running at No.9. Buoyed by a new Wii hardware bundle, Nintendo's Wii Party surged back up the chart 28 places to No.10 after a 35-week absence from the top ten.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Battlefield 3
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Just Dance 3
  6. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  7. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo
  8. Batman: Arkham City
  9. Zumba Fitness
  10. Wii Party

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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 02nd Dec 2011 04:49, Post No: 22

yes post 20 you sure are an idiot, what tech happens to be inside your games console !, ill tell you it's PC tech thats over 6 years out of date, your graphics are past it and your CPU cant handle true 1080p native game resolution without serious comprimise, like it of lump it your consoles are old and crusty and there holding back game development FACT.


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Added:Fri 02nd Dec 2011 04:49, Post No: 21

yes post 20 you sure are an idiot, what tech happens to be inside your games console !, ill tell you it's PC tech thats over 6 years out of date, your graphics are past it and your CPU can handle true 1080p native game resolution without serious comprimise, like it of lump it your consoles are old and crusty and there holding back game development FACT.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 12th Nov 2011 16:03, Post No: 20

idiot


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 09th Nov 2011 22:10, Post No: 19

1 simple fact a lot of you will disagree on but know its the truth, if these game's were purely and simply exclusivly only on PC they would not be as bad as they are right now. consoles restrict content, restrict MP modes texture res ect basicly if you really wanted to see these games evolve you should stop playing on games consoles and play on gaming PC's, its console gamers who are stopping these games from there evolutional cycle. pc's recieve upgrades every day and evolve every year while console slow this process down considerably and this gen has to end now, by keeping this gen as it is you wont see any noticable change in gaming franchise's and COD is a prime example of this. BattleField 3 on the PC using current gen graphics cards among other current and upto date components makes the games look and feel leauges better than the console's, basicly while the PC is in the premier legue both the 360 and ps3 and in a regional conferance miles away from last devision let alone the prem (if you understand english football you'll kinda grasp what im getting at) basicly the consoles are past their sell by date and now there just old and crusty, for games like COD and BF to pregress and evolve we need the next gen consoles now not in 2 or 3 years time, in fact for all games to evolve we need the next gen of consoles. the PC already has the next gen but is constantly being held back i just with not only console gamer accept this true fact but also sony and microsoft too, nintendo are/have done somthing about it and its about time sony and microsoft did too. yours the antagonised PC gamer.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 09th Nov 2011 04:07, Post No: 18

The graphics are ugly and the sound is terrible.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 09th Nov 2011 02:42, Post No: 17

Sound 96%? Sound has improved but it still sounds like I have sponges in my ears.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 09th Nov 2011 01:30, Post No: 16

Im freeradical and I think I'm cool


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 31st Aug 2011 00:56, Post No: 15

@ Post13:
I second that! LOL


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 31st Aug 2011 00:55, Post No: 14

@Post 13: Agreed.

 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 31st Aug 2011 00:32, Post No: 13

Freeradical is G**


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