Roach just shot Harry Potter, James Bond and Susan Boyle, in the face!
Ahem, what we mean to say is that Modern Warfare 2 has topped the 2009 UK entertainment charts, beating out competition from some of Britain’s grandest entertainment institutions.
The ERA estimates that the game sold 2,926,637 units up to the end of last year. That’s far in excess of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’s measely 2,193,700 units. The Warner Bros. film came in second place. Speccy little loser.
There were good showings from videogames elsewhere in the chart. FIFA 10 (2,155,697) was the third largest-selling entertainment product of the year, while Wii Sports Resort (1,488,797) jogged in at number 7. Full chart after the break, courtesy of MCV.
Think IW will get their royalties now?
1. COD: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) – 2,926,637 game
2. Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince (Warner) – 2,193,700 video
3. FIFA 10 (EA) – 2,155,697 game
4. Quantum of Solace (Fox) – 2,040,229 video
5. Twilight (E1 Ent) – 1,815,543 video
6. Susan Boyle: I Dreamed A Dream (Sony) – 1,714,369 music
7. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) – 1,488,797 game
8. Lady GaGa: The Fame (Universal) – 1,458,289 music
9. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox) – 1,383,838 video
10. Transformers Revenge Fallen (Paramount) – 1,362,020 video