FIFA tops UK Charts at Christmas

Knocks COD into second.

Sales of FIFA 09 surged this week in the UK to give EA its sixth Christmas No. 1 in eight years, just a week after Call of Duty: World at War outsold it by 27,000 units.

Thanks to an 89 per cent rise in sales, and a 13 per cent dip for COD, those of you who put a fiver on the game at 6-1 last week will be happy, anyway.

Below FIFA and COD, which sit in first and second, Mario Kart Wii holds on (sales up 40 per cent - to within 3,000 units of COD), while Need for Speed: Undercover holds at fourth and Brain Training does likewise in fifth.

Otherwise it's the usual shuffle with a few decent movers, but the most impressive performance is surely Professor Layton and the Curious Village, up to eighth from outside the top 40 last week, which compiler Chart-Track attributes to Christmas appeal and renewed stock.

In other big-game news, LittleBigPlanet celebrates Christmas at 15th, Prince of Persia continues its slow climb, to 16th, and Grand Theft Auto IV creeps back into the top 40 at 39th, in a Lips and Nintendogs sandwich. Woof.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 3 FIFA 09 PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
2 1 Call of Duty: World at War PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
3 2 Mario Kart Wii Wii
4 4 Need for Speed Undercover PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
5 5 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training DS
6 7 Wii Play Wii
7 13 Quantum of Solace PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
8 Re-entry Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS
9 10 Tomb Raider: Underworld PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
10 8 Wii Fit Wii
11 9 Guitar Hero: World Tour Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
12 14 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii, DS
13 11 LEGO Indiana Jones PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
14 6 Fallout 3 PC, Xbox 360, PS3
15 16 LittleBigPlanet PS3
16 20 Prince of Persia Xbox 360, PS3
17 19 Far Cry 2 PC, Xbox 360, PS3
18 27 Carnival: Funfair Games Wii
19 15 LEGO Batman PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
20 12 Sonic Unleashed Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii
21 17 Gears of War 2 Xbox 360
22 21 Kung Fu Panda PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS
23 38 Guinness World Records: The Videogame Wii, DS
24 22 More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima DS
25 36 SingStar ABBA PS3, PS2
26 24 Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 PC, Xbox 360, PS3
27 25 Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party DS, Wii
28 18 WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2
29 37 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2
30 26 Resistance 2 PS3
31 31 Wii Music Wii
32 23 Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City Wii
33 33 Shaun White Snowboarding Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS
34 28 Football Manager 2009 PC, PSP
35 Re-entry Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PC, DS
36 30 Mirror's Edge PC, Xbox 360, PS3
37 35 WALL-E PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS
38 39 Lips Xbox 360
39 Re-entry Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360, PS3, PC
40 29 Nintendogs: Lab & Friends DS

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