The weekly UK sales data is in, and last Tuesday’s launch Call of Duty: Black Ops is shown to have taken no hostages; data cruncher GFK Chart-Track points out that the Treyarch shooter grossed more in its opening week “than the entire UK entertainment software market over the previous two weeks combined”: an estimated £81.9 million and 2 million copies in its first five days of availability. That’s up 21 and 13 percent, respectively, over last year’s record-breaker Modern Warfare 2.
Day 1 sales were previously announced to come in at 1.4 million copies (up 22% over MW2).
The other big arrival of the week was Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor, with 8 of its launch titles making a splash in the weekly all-formats top 40: Kinect Sports at #4, Dance Central at #13, Motion Sports at #15, Fighters Uncaged at #23, Kinectimals at #26, Kinect Joy Ride at #30, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved at #33, and Sonic Free Riders at #38.
Last week’s #1, Football Manager 2011, dropped to #5.
Top 10 follows.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. FIFA 11
3. Just Dance 2
4. Kinect Sports
5. Football Manager 2011
6. Professor Layton and The Lost Future
7. Fallout: New Vegas
8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
9. The Sims 3
10. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II