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FIFA 14 is UK Xmas number one

FIFA 14 is UK Xmas number one

Mon 23 Dec 2013 8:28am GMT / 3:28am EST / 12:28am PST
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Publisher EA claims 14th seasonal No.1 in 28 years

Electronic Arts' FIFA 14 is the Christmas number one in the UK, a position the series has not held since 2008.

Since the charts first began being recorded 28 years ago, EA has claimed the coveted Xmas number one spot 14 times. But in the past five years that spot has been largely occupied by publisher Activision's Call of Duty franchise.

In the weekend before Christmas, sales of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag rose 92 per cent and Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto V 94 per cent.

  • 01 FIFA 14
  • 02 Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • 03 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • 04 Battlefield 4
  • 05 Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  • 06 Grand Theft Auto V
  • 07 Just Dance 2014
  • 08 Need For Speed Rivals
  • 09 Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • 10 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
  • 11 Gran Turismo 6
  • 12 Batman: Arkham Origins
  • 13 Skylanders Swapforce
  • 14 WWE 2K14
  • 15 Forza Motorsport 5
  • 16 Disney Infinity
  • 17 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • 18 Football Manager 2014
  • 19 Angry Birds: Star Wars
  • 20 Aliens: Colonial Marines

8 Comments

Chris Lewin
Software Engineer

19 67 3.5
Ho Ho Ho!

Posted:3 months ago

#1

Shehzaan Abdulla
Translator

64 137 2.1
Curious as to how big the boost the game gave to the X1 over the holidays.

Posted:3 months ago

#2

Adam Jordan
Community Management/Moderation

94 47 0.5
"20 Aliens: Colonial Marines"

One question: How?

Posted:3 months ago

#3

Klaus Preisinger
Freelance Writing

953 804 0.8
@Adam
because the secret underground cadre of grandmothers, who have been trying to expose fake gratitude with horrible pairs of socks for decades, has now entered the digital age.

Posted:3 months ago

#4

Tom Keresztes
Programmer

632 223 0.4
The only version of the Xbox One in stock at amazon till yesterday was the bundle with Fifa 14. Today they have the normal one, too.

Posted:3 months ago

#5

Christian Keichel
Journalist

413 559 1.4
"20 Aliens: Colonial Marines"

One question: How?
At least on Amazon.co.uk it's 5.99 for the PS3, 360 and PC version, I guess it's not different elsewhere in the UK and that this is the reason.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Christian Keichel on 28th December 2013 10:23pm

Posted:3 months ago

#6

Aleksi Ranta
Product Manager - Hardware

246 96 0.4
Christian: Are games in all price ranges taken into account when calculating salesout figures? Here in Finland, games under 20eur are not included, so only midprice and fullprice games.

Posted:3 months ago

#7

Christian Keichel
Journalist

413 559 1.4
Aleksi: Good question, I never heard otherwise, so my guess is, they are included, because I don't think, that you can buy Aliens_ Colonial Marines for a price above 20 anywhere in europe.

Posted:3 months ago

#8

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