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Call of Duty Claims Fourth Consecutive UK Christmas No.1 to Draw Level With FIFA

Call of Duty Claims Fourth Consecutive UK Christmas No.1 to Draw Level With FIFA

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII has claimed the UK sales chart Christmas No.1.

With a seventh consecutive week spent at No.1 after its release on November 3rd, WWII follows in the footsteps of series entries: Infinite Warfare (2016), Black Ops III (2015) and Advanced Warfare (2014) by taking the Christmas top spot. With that, Call of Duty draws level with Electronic Arts’ FIFA for series Christmas No.1’s, each sharing 8 since records first began back in 1984.

Previous holders of the coveted Christmas crown include Activision’s Ghostbusters which set the ball rolling in 1984 for Spectrum and Commodore 64, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Zelda: Ocarina of TimeGrand Theft Auto Vice City and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not since 2005 has a game outside of either Call of Duty and FIFA taken the Christmas No.1 spot, that honour went to Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Missing out on the chance to make it 9, FIFA 18 has to settle for No.2 this year while big promotions and the release of The Last Jedi in cinema’s worldwide this past week help the much criticised Star Wars Battlefront II to remain at No.3 in week 50.

There are 2 new entries inside this week’s top 40 with Bluehole’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds debuting for Xbox One at No.4 and Capcom’s remastered Okami HD arriving at No.37 for Xbox One and PS4.

As always, it’s worth noting that GFK Chart-Track records only account for physical sales and do not include digital.

1CALL OF DUTY: WWIIACTIVISION1
2FIFA 18EA SPORTS2
3STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT IIEA GAMES3
4PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSMICROSOFT
5ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINSUBISOFT5
6SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYNINTENDO4
7GRAND THEFT AUTO VROCKSTAR6
8WWE 2K182K8
9MARIO KART 8 DELUXENINTENDO7
10CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYACTIVISION13
11THE SIMS 4EA GAMES9
12JUST DANCE 2018UBISOFT12
13GRAN TURISMO: SPORTSONY COMPUTER ENT.11
14NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACKEA GAMES15
15FOOTBALL MANAGER 2018SEGA
16LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE10
17THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDNINTENDO17
18FORZA MOTORSPORT 7MICROSOFT20
19DESTINY 2ACTIVISION18
20MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLEUBISOFT

Paula has been a passionate gamer since she spent hours playing Crash Bandicoot and Spyro during her childhood. She is a huge fan of RPGs and loses hundreds of hours searching for every sidequest. Not one for missing out, she games on both XB1 & PS4.

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