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Guess the Christmas top five, win a case of Champagne!

Start off the New Year with a splash (and a fizz) with the <b>gi.biz</b> seasonal competition - guess which games will be the UK's biggest sellers for Christmas, and you could win yourself a case of bubbly!

Entries for this competition are now closed. The results of the competition will be announced when Chart-Track releases the final set of UK software charts ahead of Christmas - expected to be on December 23rd.

The rules are simple. We just want to know what the UK's top five games in are going to be in the last shopping week before Christmas - that's the seven days between Sunday 14th December and Saturday 20th December.

In order to enter the competition, you need to email your guess at the top five games to [contact@gamesindustry.biz] before Midnight on Sunday, December 14th. Guess the top five correctly and you could win a case of champagne - six bottles of Taittinger Reserve, to be precise, which would be a rather nice way to start the New Year.

The winner will be announced when Chart-Track announces the All-Formats Full Price chart for the week ended Saturday 20th December, and entries to the draw will be vetted based on that chart. That means you shouldn't consider budget releases when drawing up your chart!

In the vaguely unlikely event that more than one person gets the entire top five correct, all the correct entries will be put into a hat and one winner will be drawn. If nobody gets the top five right, we'll base our decision on the top four, then the top three, and so on. If nobody even manages to guess the number one game⦠Well, I suppose we'll drink the champagne ourselves, and post mocking pictures of us enjoying it to the website at the start of January. You don't want that, so put your thinking cap on and start pondering what the British game-buying public are going to be stuffing into stockings this Christmas!

The Rules! Read carefully!

  • This competition is open to all readers of GamesIndustry.biz - no matter where on the globe you may be. So if you happen to have an encyclopaedic knowledge of British game retail trends but you're in Japan, feel free to enter anyway.

  • Employees of Eurogamer Network Limited and their families may not enter this competition. No matter how much they like champagne.

  • All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, December 14th. Anything submitted to the entry address after that time will be ignored.

  • All entries must be accompanied by your full name, a valid email address and a valid postal address. We promise not to sell your address on to anyone or do anything naughty with it.

  • The winner will be announced as soon as Chart-Tracks official figures for the week covered by the competition are released. We'll ship your bubbly to you as soon as physically possible, although the UK postal system might prevent it from getting to you for New Year's Eve. We'll try, though!

  • The prize for this competition is a case of six bottles of Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne. No cash alternative is available. This champagne won a Silver Medal in the 2003 International Wine Challenge anyway, so you'd be barmy to even want a cash alternative.

  • The decision of the competition organisers is final, and correspondence will be entered into only at the discretion of the organisers.

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Rob Fahey: Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.