Ah, that glorious quiet spell between Christmas and New Yearâ€™s Day. Everything pretty much comes to standstill, gaming news included. Case point â€“ this weekâ€™s UK chart remains largely unchanged.
Sales were up 29% during the run-up to Christmas, however. Call of Duty: WWII takes its 8th consecutive no.1, with sales up 43%. The last title to claim 8 weeks in a row was 505 Gamesâ€™ Zumba Fitness, of all things, back in 2011.
EA takes places #2 and #3 with FIFA 18 (up 51%) and Star Wars Battlefront II (up 26%), while Assassinâ€™s Creed Origins saw the biggest sales boost of all. A colossal 60% increase in sales over last week pushes it up to #4.
Then at #5 itâ€™s the evergreen GTA V. That too saw a small sales surge, up 30%.
A pair of platformers take #6 and #7 â€“ Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy and Super Mario Odyssey respectively, meaning Crash Bandicoot outsold Mario during the week before Christmas.
PUBG wasnâ€™t as lucky as most of the top ten entries. Sales fell 55% during its second week on sale, lowering it to #8.
The Sims 4 rose a few places to take #9, likely due to price cuts, while WWE 2K18 fell two places to #10.
Mario Party: The Top 100 â€“ the last major retail release of 2017 – failed to make the top 40 meanwhile, and only narrowly made the 3DS top ten, entering at #9.