Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is 2019's official UK Christmas No.1.
The Activision shooter retains its No.1 position thanks to a 42% jump in sales week-on-week.
It holds off FIFA 20, which enjoyed a late festive surge where sales spiked 73% -- sending the football title from No.3 to No.2. FIFA and Call of Duty are the typical festival chart toppers, with FIFA being No.1 at Christmas eight times and Call of Duty just ahead with nine. Last year's Christmas No.1 was a break from the norm, with Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 topping the chart.
Despite missing out on Christmas No.1, it was still a strong week for EA with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at No.3. The game drops a place but still enjoyed a good final week before Christmas, with sales up 23% compared with the previous seven days.
In terms of year-on-year comparisons, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is tracking ahead of last year's Black Ops 4. In fact, Modern Warfare's pre-Christmas sales are slightly higher despite being on sale for nine weeks compared with Black Ops 4's 11.
FIFA 20 sales are well down compared with FIFA 19 (physical sales only). Yet impressively, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is tracking ahead of last year's big EA shooter -- Battlefield V. Sales are slightly behind 2017's Star Wars Battlefront II (again, digital sales are not included), but this was expected by EA due to the different nature of this year's game (Fallen Order is a single-player adventure, whereas Battlefront II was predominantly a multiplayer game).
Completing the Top Five are two Nintendo games in the form of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No.4 (sales up 30%) and Luigi's Mansion 3 at No.5 (sales down 18%). With Pokémon Sword at No.6 (sales up 21%) and Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games at No.8 (also up 21%), Nintendo is responsible for the most games in the Christmas Top Ten (with four).