Assassin’s Creed is the UK’s Christmas No.1 game for the first time ever
Call of Duty and FIFA denied Christmas top spot for only the third time in 15 years
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla claimed the top spot on the UK physical software chart during the week ended December 19.
It marks the first time the series and its publisher Ubisoft have topped the chart at Christmas.
It’s also just the third time in 15 years that the Christmas No.1 position hasn’t been occupied by a Call of Duty or FIFA game – the others were The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in 2011 and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018.
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Activision’s shooter series has topped the chart at Christmas on nine occasions, the last being in 2019, and EA’s football series has done so on eight occasions.
Weekly Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sales jumped 66% following some pre-Christmas price discounting, according to GamesIndusty.biz, which reports that under 9,000 sales separated the week’s top five games.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took second place, ahead of the previous week’s best-seller, Cyberpunk 2077, FIFA 21 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
UK chart for week ended December 19
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Cyberpunk 2077
- FIFA 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Just Dance 2021
- Ring Fit Adventure
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Ubisoft claimed In November that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold more copies in its first week than any other entry in the series.
The twelfth major instalment in the franchise was also Ubisoft’s top-selling PC launch, according to the publisher.