Bookmaker Ladbrokes has called the odds on the race for the number one game at Christmas in the UK, and made Call of Duty: World at War its firm favourite.
Ladbrokes reckons the World War II shooter's chances at 1-3 for, versus 6-1 against for the next best contender, FIFA 09.
Constant seller Mario Kart Wii, despite having been released much earlier in the year, isn't far behind with a 7-1 shot. Those are good odds for a single-format game; Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2 could only muster respective odds of 20-1 and 25-1 from the bookie.
Fallout 3 is at 10-1, while regular seasonal chart-topper Need for Speed is surely worth a punt at 12-1. Nintendo must have been hoping that Wii Music would stand better than a 66-1 chance of making the top of the Christmas charts, though. Likewise Sony and LittleBigPlanet.
Today is a day of lists. Here’s another:
- Call of Duty: World at War - 1-3
- FIFA Soccer 09 - 6-1
- Mario Kart Wii - 7-1
- Fallout 3 - 10-1
- Need for Speed Undercover - 12-1
- Wii Fit - 16-1
- Tomb Raider: Underworld- 16-1
- Gears of War 2 - 20-1
- WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009 - 20-1
- Guitar Hero World Tour - 25-1
- Fable II - 25-1
- Resistance 2 - 25-1
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 33-1
- Far Cry 2 Ubisoft - 40-1
- Wii Play - 50-1
- Quantum of Solace Activision - 50-1
- LittleBigPlanet - 66-1
- Mirror's Edge - 66-1
- Wii Music - 66-1
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 100-1