For a second year in a row going into Christmas, the Call of Duty franchise is king of the Chart-Track UK All Formats chart, with CoD:Black Ops sales slightly up and occupying the space where CoD: Modern Warfare 2 was last year. FIFA 11 placed second, which is nothing unusual. However, coming out of nowhere, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit sales jumped 48 percent, which boosted the game from seventh to third.

Occupying the fourth and fifth spots respectively are Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Just Dance 2 sales were up fifteen percent this week, which means, unless something very strange happens next week, a member of the Just Dance franchise will have been in the top of the UK charts for all of 2010. The first Just Dance owned much of the early part of the year.

Check out the UK's top ten -- keep hanging in there, Donkey Kong Country Returns! -- after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending December 18:
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  2. FIFA: 11
  3. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  4. Just Dance 2
  5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  6. Gran Turismo 5
  7. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  8. Medal of Honor
  9. Wii Fit Plus
  10. Professor Layton and the Lost Future

This article was originally published on Joystiq.