Dec 18
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had an incredibly successful worldwide launch, selling over a million copies within its first 48 hours alone.

Unsurprisingly, it puts in a very strong showing in this week’s Christmas top 40, arriving at #4 while also topping the Xbox One chart.

As per this piece’s headline, and as what was expected, Call of Duty: WWII is 2017’s Christmas no.1.

Call of Duty has taken the prestigious slot for 4 years in the row and now equals the total number of festive no.1’s claimed by FIFA.

Coincidentally, Activision also claimed the first ever UK Christmas no.1, with Ghostbusters back in 1984.

EA has to settle for #2 (and #3) this year, taken by FIFA 18 and Star Wars Battlefront 2. Star Wars saw a “massive surge” in sales according to Chart-Track.

Assassin’s Creed Origins – at #5 – also saw a significant rise over last week.

Super Mario Odyssey at #6 was the Switch’s best-selling title this Christmas. GTA V remains in the top ten at #7, the heavily promoted WWE 2K18 made #8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell two places to #9, and then at #10 it’s the ever-popular Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.

Capcom’s Okami HD was the week’s only new arrival, entering at #37. The ravishing remake also made #15 in the PS4 chart, but was a no-show in the Xbox One top 20.

Published Monday 18th December 2017 by Games Asylum

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