Black Ops 2 stays top dog in UK, Far Cry 3 maintains second place

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has now held the top spot on the UK charts for four consecutive weeks, joining FIFA 12, FIFA 13 and Lego Batman 2, which have all accomplished the same feat in 2012. Branding, branding, branding!

Far Cry 3's strong reviews haven't hurt it any, as the shooter (and best advertisement for kidnap and ransom insurance ever) slipped 8 percent in sales but maintained second place.

And, as we warned everyone a while back, the insidious Just Dance 4 continues its creep. This week the danceathon's sales are up 54 percent and it moves up two spots into fourth place. Keep your eyes on it. Without vigilance, it will take the top spot early in the new year. Find the UK top ten, and that shark skin you need for a new wallet, after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending December 8:
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  2. Far Cry 3
  3. FIFA 13
  4. Just Dance 3
  5. Assassin's Creed 3
  6. Hitman Absolution
  7. Halo 4
  8. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  9. Lego The Lord of the Rings
  10. WWE '13

This article was originally published on Joystiq.