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Black Ops III takes UK #1

Friday release doesn't inhibit shooter's selling power

Black Ops III has taken the UK's number one retail spot, despite launching on a Friday for the first time in six iterations of CoD, still bringing in enough revenue to put it seventh overall in week-one takings for the series, according to figures from Chart-Track.

Need For Speed, from Gothenburg studio Ghost, charted at third on release, just below the perennial powerhouse of FIFA 16, which clings on to second. Last week's number one, Halo 5: Guardians, slips to fourth place.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
3 2 FIFA 16
New Entry 3 Need For Speed
1 4 Halo 5: Guardians
5 2 Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
5 6 Minecraft: Story Mode
4 7 WWE 2K16
6 8 GTA V
9 9 LEGO Dimensions
15 10 Call of Duty: Ghosts

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