UK Games Chart 21, Nov.: Zelda Fails to Dethrone Modern Warfare 3
Despite a massive ad campaign, the new Zelda failed to break into the top five.

Shrugging off a massive 87 per cent drop in sales, Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has retained the UK top-spot for a second week.

Showcasing the franchise's popularity, the news came despite an influx of new titles from popular series, including Assassin's Creed and The Legend of Zelda.

Boasting a four per cent increase in opening week sales over its predecessor, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations entered the UK chart in second place.

Just below it Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped one place to come in third, putting it just one place above THQ's surreal Saints Row: The Third, which debuted in fourth.

Running down into the lower echelons of the UK chart, the ever-present FIFA 12 finally saw a dip, slipping down one place to finish fifth. Further down still, Halo: Combat Evolved took sixth, while The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword saw a disappointing first week, only taking seventh despite a massive push by Nintendo.

Now firmly behind Modern Warfare 3, EA's Battlefield 3 suffered a massive downturn, slipping five places to come in eighth. At the very bottom, the only handheld game to break into the top 10, Nintendo's Super Mario 3D Land outdid Ubisoft's Just Dance 3, debuting in ninth place.

1) CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3, ACTIVISION
2) ASSASSIN'S CREED: REVELATIONS, UBISOFT
3) THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM, BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
4) SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD, THQ
5) FIFA 12, EA SPORTS,
6) HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY, MICROSOFT
7) THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD, NINTENDO
8) BATTLEFIELD 3, EA GAMES 3
9) SUPER MARIO 3D LAND, NINTENDO
10) JUST DANCE 3, UBISOFT