Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 holds on at the top of the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart for a fifth successive week thanks to a 14 per cent week-on-week sales increase. Activision's shooter has now matched the five week run at the top managed by Warner's LEGO Batman 2.
Widespread retailer promotions on Hitman: Absolution give it enough ammunition to climb a huge 91 per cent and take second place, followed by FIFA 13 which holds at No.3 for a sixth week.
Ubisoft takes the next places with Just Dance 4, Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3 taking fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Nintendo Land is now the only Wii U title inside the Top 40, hanging on at No.39.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 50, 2012
1. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
2. HITMAN ABSOLUTION
3. FIFA 13
4. JUST DANCE 4
5. FAR CRY 3
6. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
7. HALO 4
8. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
9. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
10. WWE '13
11. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
12. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
13. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013
14. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED
15. MOSHI MONSTERS: MOSHLINGS THEME PARK
16. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER
17. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
18. FORZA HORIZON
19. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2
With only one more chart before Christmas, next week will see the Xmas No.1 crowned. Barring any significant price cut on a major title – FIFA 13 or Assassin's Creed 3 – we can only see Black Ops 2 taking the top spot.