UK Charts: NFSU2 tops chart through Xmas

Pole position for EA's street racer in Christmas week.

Electronic Arts' Need for Speed Underground 2 made it five weeks at number one in the UK over Christmas, with a sales boost of 13 per cent in the week leading up to Christmas Day giving the title a comfortable lead.

The chart for the week ended December 25th saw little change, with not a single new entry to be found in the ranking and only one change in the top ten - with The Incredibles up one place to number three, and Call of Duty: Finest Hour down one place to number four.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas held steady at number two, and made it nine consecutive weeks at number one in the PlayStation 2 chart - having held on to the top spot there since its launch day.

Halo 2 was the top ranked Xbox title in the chart, coming in at number 12 in the ranking, while Need for Speed Underground 2 topped the GameCube chart, with top-ranked Cube exclusive Metroid Prime 2 Echoes nowhere to be found in the all-formats top 40.

Electronic Arts had three titles in the top ten ranking - NFSU 2 at No.1, FIFA 2005 at No. 5 and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent at No. 8 - and seven in the top twenty, while no other publisher managed more than one title in the top ten, although Activision did have three in the top twenty.

The chart for the last week of 2004, which ended on January 2nd, should be announced shortly, and is likely to reflect the massive discounting which some high street retailers applied to titles in the week after Christmas - with some games being reduced to under UKP 10 only weeks after they were launched at full price.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (21)

About the author

Rob Fahey

Rob Fahey



You may also enjoy...

QA testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven Software announce intent to unionise

"We ask that...leadership voluntarily recognise our union and respect our right to organise without retaliation or interference".

Supporters only

Comments (21)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store