Hitman Absolution enjoyed a strong launch week in the United Kingdom, but not strong enough to dethrone Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II despite the latter title seeing an 81 percent drop in sales in its second week on Chart-Track's weekly top ten chart.
To be sure, Absolution's launch week sales were still three times higher than those posted by Hitman: Blood Money back in 2006. Not a bad comeback for the franchise, and certainly one of the higher placing titles in Square Enix's recent portfolio of games.
Meanwhile, Black Ops II's drop in weekly sales proved lower than previous entries in the long-running and highly lucrative Call of Duty franchise; for example, Modern Warfare 3's sales would fall 87 percent during its second week in the UK market.
|1.||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Activision||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|2.||Hitman Absolution||Square Enix||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|3.||FIFA 13||EA Sports||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|4.||Assassin's Creed III||Ubisoft||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|5.||Halo 4||Microsoft||Xbox 360|
|6.||LEGO Lord of the Rings||Warner Bros. Interactive||PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii|
|7.||Just Dance 4||Ubisoft||PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii|
|8.||Skylanders Giants||Activision||PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii|
|9.||Need for Speed: Most Wanted||Electronic Arts||PS3 / Xbox 360|
|10.||Dishonored||Bethesda Softworks||PS3 / Xbox 360|