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 Time, Grand 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.
|1||–||CALL OF DUTY: WWII||ACTIVISION||1|
|2||–||FIFA 18||EA SPORTS||2|
|3||–||STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II||EA GAMES||3|
|5||–||ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS||UBISOFT||5|
|6||SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY||NINTENDO||4|
|7||GRAND THEFT AUTO V||ROCKSTAR||6|
|9||MARIO KART 8 DELUXE||NINTENDO||7|
|10||CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY||ACTIVISION||13|
|11||THE SIMS 4||EA GAMES||9|
|12||–||JUST DANCE 2018||UBISOFT||12|
|13||GRAN TURISMO: SPORT||SONY COMPUTER ENT.||11|
|14||NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK||EA GAMES||15|
|15||FOOTBALL MANAGER 2018||SEGA||–|
|16||LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2||WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE||10|
|17||–||THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD||NINTENDO||17|
|18||FORZA MOTORSPORT 7||MICROSOFT||20|
|20||MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE||UBISOFT||–|