Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks UK launch records

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Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks UK launch records
We already knew Call of Duty: Black Ops shattered day-one sales records in the UK, but let's just add a full week of intel to that with reports of 2 million units sold in the region over five days. Chart-Track estimates Activision-Blizzard's latest installment of the hit franchise took in a comfortable £81.9 million ($131.5M).

For some disturbing perspective, Black Ops grossed more during its launch than the whole UK entertainment software market did over the past couple weeks ... combined. According to Chart-Track, last week became the highest grossing week in UK entertainment software history, with £113.8 million in sales. The last record breaker was £107.6 million, back in week 52 of 2008. (What was the number one game then? Call of Duty: World at War.)

The record-breaking week was assisted by the launch of Microsoft's Kinect peripheral. Eight of the 11 UK Kinect launch titles debuted in the Top 40. The top premieres were Kinect Sports, Dance Central and Ubi's Motion Sports, which took fourth, 13th and 15th places, respectively. Check out the full UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending October 16:
  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 2
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