The Official Christmas Chart arrives and Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ claims the Xmas No1, meaning that ‘COD’ claims 4 years in a row, and now equals the total number of Xmas No1’s set by EA’s ‘FIFA’, as both titles have 8 Xmas No1’s each since records began 34 years ago in 1984.
The first Xmas No1 in 1984 was also published by Activision and was ‘Ghostbusters’ (Spectrum/Commodore). EA take No2 with ‘FIFA 18’ and a massive surge (price promotion and movie hype) for ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ sees EA remaining at No3, fending off Microsoft’s new release ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ for Xbox One, debuting strongly at No4. Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ has a nice Xmas, remaining at No5 with sales surging over last week. Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ at No6 is the top-selling Switch Santa title and Rockstar/Take 2 occupy 7th spot with ‘GTA V’. 2K/Take 2’s ‘WWE 2K18’ festive fighter remains at No8 and sales surge thanks to PS4/Xbox One big increases and also a new Switch version this week. One other new release squeezes in to the Top 40, as Capcom’s ‘Okami HD’ debuts at No37 for PS4/Xbox One.