EA Nets The UK Christmas No 1 Spot

The Top 40 Entertainment Software Chart sees EA taking a fourth consecutive week at No1 claiming the Christmas No1 spot thanks to Need For Speed Underground 2 the original NFS Underground was No2 last year behind EA’s own ‘Medal Of Honor Rising Sun’.

There is actually no change in the Top 6 over last week, with Rockstar claiming No2 in the Christmas Chart thanks to PS2 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas the title also claims 8 unbroken weeks at No1 on the PS2 chart since launch.

Activision’s attempt at repeating EA’s feat last year with a yuletide wargame FPS nearly paid off as Call Of Duty Finest Hour manages a respectable 3rd place in the Chart with sales climbing 15% overall compared to last week.

Disney/THQ remain at No4 with the 5 formats of The Incredibles and EA’s 7 format FIFA 2005 remains at No5. Ubisoft’s Prince Of Persia Warrior Within remains at No6 – this is a substantial improvement on Prince Sands Of Time which got to No13 this time last year.

Konami climb 2 places to No7 thanks to Pro Evolution Soccer 4 with EA down one place to No8 with Goldeneye Rogue Agen. Sony’s PS2 The Getaway Black Monday drops one place to No9 and finally, we have a game that was actually in the chart in week 51, 2003 – Vivendi’s ‘The Simpsons Hit & Run’ was No3 last year at full price and this year climbs 3 places over last week to reach the Top 10 as a popular budget title.