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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has claimed the Christmas No.1 position.

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This year it has been a close race to be Christmas no.1 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla secured the position leaving Cyberpunk 2077 on third place.

The most interesting thing about this race is not only this is the first time Assassin Creed was able to secure this place but also for the third time a non-fifa or COD game has topped the boxed charts in 15 years. (Source : Gfk Entertainment)

One of the main reason for the sky rocket sales figure is because of some discounts ahead of the Christmas. Which lead to 66% hike in sales overall, the game beat out Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which was in second place after managing to sell as many copies this past week as it did the week before. It is the first time the Black Ops sub-series has not managed to claim Christmas No.1.

Whereas, till last week the no.1 picture was slightly different as Cyberpunk 2077 was at the top of chart but the game has faced large number of negative reviews due to poor technical performance on PS4 and X Box X, which lead to 80% drop in sales, which brought the game to no.3 in the charts.

CD Projekt’s new game does hold off FIFA 21, which has to settle for fourth place despite a 40% sales increased. Meanwhile, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is at No.5 with an 11% drop in sales, the first sales drop it’s experienced in over a month. Just 9,000 units separates Animal Crossing at No.5 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at No.1.

Elsewhere, there were a number of last minute spikes in sales across the charts, partially due to price discounting. Spider-Man: Miles Morales climbs to No.6 after a 45% sales rise, Ring Fit Adventure returns to the Top Ten at No.9 after an 155% sales jump and Super Mario 3D All-Stars holds tenth spot with a 44% sales increase. Outside of the Top Ten, Immortals: Fenyx Rising jumps to No.12 thanks to an 107% sales increase, Watch Dogs Legion is at No.14 due to a 98% sales spike, and Carnival Games returns at No.35 with a 499% sales surge. There were deals on PS4 games, too, which meant that The Last of Us: Part Two is back at No.30 with a 374|% sales spike, and Ghost of Tsushima reaches No.34 after sales rose 208%.

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This entire chart is purely based on physical retail sales. Here is the Christmas GfK Top Ten for the week ending December 19th:

UK Box chart for Video games 2020
Source : Gfk Entertainment.

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