By now there's no doubt that Infinity Ward and Activision knocked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare out of the park, and the last week of retail in the UK only reinforced this fact. Fending off FIFA 20 in these months is nothing to be smirked at.
After all, FIFA games have traditionally sold like hotcakes in the UK, and the sales pick up even more furiously in festive months. Needless to say, not many games are capable of withstanding the force of football fans on the prowl for a digital version of their favourite pastime.
As for the chart itself, the first half of the top 10 remained unchanged from last week, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare holding strong in the first place.
FIFA 20 still snagged a respectable second place, ahead of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, where Respawn once again showed they're the go-to developer when games' reputations need to be dragged out of the ditch. Heck, even the movie industry could use some of that Respawn magic.
Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3 retained fourth and fifth place, which is in line with Nintendo's traditionally great results in the festive period.
With some holiday deals wearing off and new ones arriving, the chart brought back Grand Theft Auto V, one of the most stubborn mainstays in the UK's top 10, and Borderlands 3, with the two taking sixth and seventh place.
Just Dance 2020 dropped a single spot to eighth, while Pokemon Sword had to settle for ninth spot, compared to last week's sixth place.
Activision's Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled once again shows the monetary power of nostalgia as the game remained rooted in tenth place.
We're talking about physical sales here, which by the way dropped by 20 per cent compared to 2018, so do take that into account before making any bets. The remainder of the chart is as follows:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- FIFA 20
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Luigi's Mansion 3
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Borderlands 3
- Just Dance 2020
- Pokemon Sword
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled