So, the "The Holidays" are fast approaching those of us who celebrate that kind of thing with enormous gusts of consumerism. The UK video game charts (courtesy of Chart-Track but copyright ELSPA) reflect the fact that game outlets are now packed with parents and grannies buying 'game thingies'. Modern Warfare 2 remains at #1 for the fourth week in a row, though - despite sales dropping by 7%.
Perennial Xmas favourite, EA's FIFA title (in this case, '10’) gains granny boost (+24%) and leapfrogs Assassin’s Creed II to sit at #2. Ubi's title slips to #3.
Chart-Track points out that, "Last year ‘Call of Duty: World at War’ managed 5 weeks at No1 before being overtaken by ‘FIFA 09’ for the coveted Christmas No1 spot."
As for the rest, well, it's very much a case of 'shuffle about a bit'. "Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros. Wii drop from #3 to #4. However, "Nintendo however are nicely positioned at No’s 5 and 6 with ‘Wii Sports Resort’ and ‘Wii Fit Plus’ enjoying strong sales jumps of 30% and 21% respectively."
In terms of everything else and the Xmas buying boost bonus? The Top 10 is laid out below, but here are the changes in terms of sales:
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (+28%)
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (+74%)
Forza Motorsport 3 (+27%)
Mario Kart Wii (+24%)
Outside the Top 10? Batman: Arkham Asylum gains a massive, massive 122% sales boost based on a retail promotion, this pops it back in into the Top 20.
All Formats Top 10 - Week 49
(1) - 1 - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Activision
(4) - 2 - FIFA 10 - EA Sports
(2) - 3 - Assassin's Creed II - Ubisoft
(3) - 4 - New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Nintendo
(6) - 5 - Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo
(5) - 6 - Wii Fit Plus - Nintendo
(7) - 7 - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games - SEGA
(12) - 8 - Lego Indiana Jones 2: Adventure Continues - LucasArts
(9) - 9 - Forza Motorsport 3 - Microsoft
(11) - 10 - Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo