Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Hits Top Sales Spot in the UK

Nov 19, 2012 09:28 AM EST | By Luke Caulfield

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In less than a week's time, the newest Call of Duty title, Black Ops 2, has found its way to the top of the sales charts in the UK. While an impressive feat, according to Chart Track, Black Ops 2′s launch was actually considerably smaller than past Call of Duty titles, the original Black Ops, as well as Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3.

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According to Chart Track, here's the top ten list in sales for the UK.

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
2. Halo 4
3. FIFA 13
4. Assassin's Creed 3
5. Skylanders Giants
6. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
7. Just Dance 4
8. Borderlands 2
9. The Sims 3: Seasons
10. Football Manager 2013

Launched just this past Tuesday, Black Ops 2 has set records among retailers, and has brought in approximately $500 million for Treyarch so far.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sees players assume the role of Alex Mercer's son, David. As indicated by the trailer, the game is set in war-torn Los Angeles in the year 2025, and the People's Republic of China has invaded Los Angeles due to a global struggle involving rare earth minerals. At the same time, a terrorist by the name of Raul Menendez manages to infiltrate the miltary network to take over hundreds of the U.S's own automated drones, using them to attack its major cities. Sounds a bit far fetched, but it's really not.

Players will take a trip back in time where they'll meet a younger version of Menendez, and see how events of the past shaped him into the man he becomes.

About one third of the game will be played as Alex Mason, seeing and understanding how the monster Menendez was created, and what he's capable of.

While players will play as David throughout Black Ops 2, his father Alex will make an appearance, as will Frank Woods. Players will be able to make choices throughout the game that will affect the story, including a variety of endings.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, with a release to follow for the newly released Wii U.

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