â€¦Call of Duty 4. Which isnâ€™t very festive at all, really. But since when has a Christmas #1 had anything remotely Christmassy about it? Probably never. Assassinâ€™s Creed takes second place, followed by The Simpsons Game, FIFA 08 and Need for Speed Pro Street. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – last weekâ€™s #1 – is now at #9.
The single format charts tell a different story – Assassinâ€™s Creed takes top spot of the PlayStation 3 chart, Call of Duty 4 on 360, Mario & Sonic on Wii, Need for Speed on PlayStation 2, FIFA 08 on PSP and More Brain Training on DS. Thatâ€™s quite an assortment, given that four of those are multiformat titles.
The last two weeks have been duller than dish water for new releases, so it shouldnâ€™t surprise that there arenâ€™t any new entries aside from Bee Movie at a rather poor #38. The Orange Box and Super Paper Mario are back in the lower end of the chart though, and Viva Pinata has been slowly creeping back up – currently at #29 – due to being bundled with 360 consoles. Itâ€™s faintly amusing that Cars is still in the top 40, but the recently released sequel – Cars Mater-National – is nowhere to be seen, with the emphasis there on the word faintly.