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.
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.
UK chart for week ended December 19
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.