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Modern Warfare 2 crowned Christmas number 1

Game hangs on to top spot for sixth consecutive week

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has held on at the top of the chart to become the UK's Christmas number one.

The game has spent six weeks in the top spot, following its record-breaking first week sales, and this week saw its numbers increase three per cent.

Its position comes as no surprise to most - as reported last week, bookmaker Paddy Power stopped taking bets and paid out on Modern Warfare 2 being festive number one ahead of the official announcement after the game built up a massive lead on its competitors.

FIFA 10 made it to second position, climbing three places on last week with a sales increase of 24 per cent. Wii Fit Plus came in at number three with a sales increase of nine per cent, and Wii Sports Resort dropped from second position to fourth.

Ubisoft dropped two places to number five with Assassin's Creed II, and Sega rose one place to number six with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

Nintendo also claimed the number seven and nine positions with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Mario Kart Wii respectively, while Ubisoft's Just Dance remained in the top ten despite a sales drop of 18 per cent on last week, at number ten.

Another Ubisoft title, James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, saw massive benefits from its current advertising push and became the week's highest climber - from number 29 to 12 with a sales increase of 129 per cent.

The Chart Track all formats top 20 for the week ending December 19 is as follows:

  • 01 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 02 FIFA 10
  • 03 Wii Fit Plus
  • 04 Wii Sports Resort
  • 05 Assassin's Creed II
  • 06 Mario & Sonic at Olympic Winter Games
  • 07 New Super Mario Bros Wii
  • 08 Forza Motorsport 3
  • 09 Mario Kart Wii
  • 10 Just Dance
  • 11 Left 4 Dead 2
  • 12 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
  • 13 Lego Batman: The Videogame
  • 14 Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
  • 15 Need for Speed: Shift
  • 16 Pure
  • 17 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
  • 18 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • 19 Rabbids Go Home
  • 20 F1 2009

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