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UK Sales Charts: PayDay 2 Finishes First, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Surges to Third

August 19, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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As we head into the season of at least one big release every single week, the chances of seeing a new number 1 game each week in the UK grows mightily, with new #1, PayDay 2, likely only being able to enjoy its dominance for a short 7 days. By finishing first, PayDay 2 becomes 505′s first chart-topper since Sniper Elite V2 back in the 18th week of 2012.

Elsewhere, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 climbed 60% to finish in third, The Last of Us was down 19% and finished sixth, while The Smurfs 2 was down 31% and only managed seventh place.

Here’s the top 23 selling games in the UK for the week ending August 17th:

  1. PayDay 2
  2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  4. FIFA 13
  5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  6. The Last of Us
  7. The Smurfs 2
  8. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  9. Tomb Raider
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV
  11. Assassin’s Creed III
  12. Skyrim: Legendary Edition
  13. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  14. LEGO Lord of the Rings
  15. Far Cry 3
  16. Max Payne 3
  17. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Libery City
  18. Battlefield 3
  19. BioShock Infinite
  20. Red Dead Redemption GOTY
  21. Luigi’s Mansion 2
  22. Hitman: Absolution
  23. Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package

Do you think Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, or Disney Infinity will capture top spot this week in the UK? Will The Bureau finish in the top 10? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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