Because the charts run a week behind, this weekâ€™s UK physical sales chart isnâ€™t the last of 2021, simply taking us up to 25th December. In other words, this is what people were buying in the run-up to the big day.
Surprises are few, with four non-movers in the top ten, including the top three: FIFA 22 rules the roost, followed by Call of Duty: Vanguard and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Just Dance 2022 jived from #7 to #4, while Marvelâ€™s Spider-Man: Miles Morales fell to #5. Minecraft on Switch held onto #6, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons climbed from #10 to #7.
The next three games were top ten re-entries: Battlefield 2042 at #8 (was #13), Far Cry 6 at #9 (was #15), and Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy at #10 â€“ previously at #14.
Their return ushered PokÃ©mon Brilliant Diamond out of the top ten. Among Us also had a poor week, falling from #5 to #29 during its second week on sale. Perhaps parents twigged itâ€™s only Â£4 to download digitally.
Halo Infinite fell further down the chart too, tumbling from #20 to #34. This means Forza Horizon 5 remains no.1 in the Xbox Series chart for another week.