So it turns out that Modern Warfare 3 didn't get as much much of a pasting by Adele as we all initially thought. The Entertainment Retailers Association recently published a list of best-selling entertainment products in 2011, but it appears that whoever compiled the chart couldn't count.MCV
discovered that the video game numbers were "based on raw Chart-Track data and were not up-weighted to account for the whole market." The cheeky gits.
With the up-weighted sales figures accounted for, ultra-boring songstress Adele still beats Infinity Ward's modern-day shooter, but by a significantly less amount - rather than 2,814,609 units, the blockbuster game actually sold 3,127,343 to Adele's 3,924,985 album sales.
There are more changes too. Battlefield 3
jumps from #11 to #9, Zumba Fitness
goes from #16 to #11, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
hits #14, while Just Dance 3
spins up to #23. With the new figures, FIFA 12
managed to outsell FIFA 11
by 50,000 units.
Full chart list on MCV
. Do you think the ERA will amend its official listing? What do you think?