Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 holds on at the top of the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart for a fourth consecutive week, - only the fourth game in 2012 to achieve this, after FIFA 12, FIFA 13 and LEGO Batman 2.
Far Cry 3 also holds on at No.2 in its second week, thanks to an impressive drop of only eight per cent. FIFA 13 is up 18 per cent at No.3, Just Dance 4 climbs to No.4 thanks to retailer promotions and Assassin's Creed 3 is at No.5 with a 10 per cent sales increase.
Hitman: Absolution slides to No.6 with a 3 per cent dip in sales, followed by Halo 4 which climbs a place to No.7 thanks to retailer price promotions.
The heavily discounted WWE 13 is also back into the Top 10 at No.10, while Sonic & SEGA's All-Star Racing Transformed continues to climb the chart to No.16 thanks to the PS Vita launch.
Nintendo's Paper Mario Sticker Star is new at No.40.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 48, 2012
1. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
2. FAR CRY 3
3. FIFA 13
4. JUST DANCE 4
5. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
6. HITMAN ABSOLUTION
7. HALO 4
8. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
9. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
10. WWE '13
11. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
12. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK
13. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER
14. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013
15. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
16. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED
17. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2
18. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
19. F1 2012
Wii U software now only claims two places in the Top 40, with Nintendo Land at No.26 and New Super Mario Bros. U at No.36. Ubisoft's ZombiU exits the Top 40 after only one week in the chart. Disney Epic Mickey 2 is a new entry at No.9 in the Wii U chart.
With nothing new coming to stores between now and Christmas the top places will be a fight between Black Ops 2 and whatever titles happen to be on sale in any particular week. GAME is discounting both Hitman: Absolution and Resident Evil 6 this week so expect both to jump up the chart this time next week.