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Black Ops 2 returns to sales 10 years after launch

Almost 10 years after its release, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 looks back on a chart detailing the top 20 selling games of July 2022 in the UK.

Some video games continue to sell years after their release. GTA 5 is probably the best example of this, as the game can be seen near the top of sales almost nine years after its initial launch.

However, it’s not that common for a game to reappear on the sales charts years after it disappeared from the charts. More recently, Skyrim was among the top 20 best-selling games in May 2022 in the United States, and a Call of Duty title achieved a similar feat in July.

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 came in at number 7 in a chart showing the top 20 best-selling games of July 2022 in the UK. This list includes other popular games such as FIFA 22, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Ring of Eldenand Auto grand theft 5. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga continues to sell well months after launch but F1 22 holds the top spot for the second consecutive month. Even though it was released on July 1, the Champions Edition of F1 22 was released three days earlier on June 28. grand theft auto online and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle take the last two places.


Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is almost a decade old as it was originally released in November 2012 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. According to GamesIndustry, it returned to the sales charts following promotional activity. The same reason is given for far cry 6‘s re-entry, although it’s a much newer game, so its inclusion isn’t as surprising as Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

It should be noted that data for digital sales of Nintendo’s first-party games is not available. So, it could be possible that the Nintendo games listed in this table sold more than the titles above them with digital sales included. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe seems to be present in the sales charts throughout the year, and Nintendo had previously confirmed that it was the best-selling entry in the long-running franchise.


Due to a lack of new releases in July, most of the chart is dominated by older games and some evergreen titles. It is therefore not surprising to see Auto grand theft 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 make it into the top 5 best-selling games in July in the UK. Take-Two Interactive recently confirmed that GTA 5 had sold over 170 million copies, with Red Dead Redemption 2 sitting at over 45 million units.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is available now on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Source: GamesIndustry