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Call of Duty tops the UK Xmas chart for fourth consecutive year

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds enters the chart in fourth place, but COD: WWII takes top honours again

Call of Duty: World War II is the UK's Christmas number one, the fourth consecutive year that the franchise has topped the chart during the holiday period.

It is the eighth Christmas number one overall for Call of Duty, drawing level with the amount amassed by EA's FIFA franchise since records began in 1984.

In a statement released today, Activision's president of UK and Iberia, Roy Stackhouse, said: "We're extremely proud that Call of Duty: WW II is the UK Christmas number one, marking the franchise's fourth consecutive year in the holiday top spot.

"This also represents Call of Duty: WWII's seventh straight week at the top of the charts, equalling the impressive achievements of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy earlier this year."

This year, EA had to settle for second place with FIFA 18, but it also occupied third with Star Wars Battlefront II, following what Gfk Chart-Track described as a "massive surge" thanks to a combination of a promotional pricing and anticipation around the new film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Xbox One release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was a global success, selling more than 1 million units in just 48 hours. However, that was still only enough for Bluehole's breakout hit to make it to fourth place.

The only other new release was Capcom's Okami HD for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which debuted at number 37.

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Call of Duty: WWII
2 2 FIFA 18
3 3 Star Wars: Battlefront II
New Entry 4 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
5 5 Assassin's Creed Origins
4 6 Super Mario Odyssey
6 7 Grand Theft Auto V
8 8 WWE 2K18
7 9 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
13 10 Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

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