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Modern Warfare 3 tops UK charts for third week

FPS blockbuster continues to dominate as major releases dry up

Modern Warfare 3 held on to the number one spot in the UK all-formats chart for the third consecutive week.

The previous game in the series, Black Ops, was unseated by Gran Turismo 5 in its third week on sale.

However, after last week's bumper crop of new games major contenders have started to thin out, and Modern Warfare held its position despite sales falling 41 per cent.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations also held firm in second place - even with a 61 per cent decline in sales - while Saints Row: The Third moved past Skyrim into third position.

The highest new entries were THQ's WWE 12 and Nintendo's Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call, which entered the chart at 6th and 7th place respectively.

The only top 10 games to show growth were FIFA 12 and Just Dance 3 - both enjoyed an increase of 22 per cent over last week - which took 5th and 8th place respectively.

The last two places in the top 10 were taken by Battlefield 3 in 9th and Super Mario 3D Land in 10th.

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo showed an 85 per cent increase in sales, jumping from number 18 to number 12 in the chart following a successful "Black Friday" promotion.

The lowest entry was Warner Bros. Interactive's The Lord Of The Rings: War In The North, which scraped into the top 40 at number 38.

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