FIFA rules New Year and Christmas charts

Christopher Dring
FIFA rules New Year and Christmas charts

The FIFA 14 comeback is complete, as EA's football title is Christmas and New Year No.1.

The game's initial launch sales were lower than its predecessor – FIFA 13 – which remains the fastest-selling FIFA game to-date.

But FIFA 14 has now overtaken it and is on track to become the biggest selling FIFA game ever.

Of course, the game's bundle with Xbox One has helped significantly.

FIFA 14 took the top-spot from Call of Duty: Ghosts last week to become the UK's Christmas No.1 – which will upset bookmakers who were convinced Call of Duty would be the festive chart topper.

And it has stayed at its position in today's New Year chart.

Call of Duty: Ghosts has to settle for No.2, ahead of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which has climbed in sales in recent weeks and has never slipped out of the Top Five.

Talking of Top Five, GTA V has crept back into the upper echelons of the UK charts, the game is on-track to be the UK's best-selling game ever.

It's been a blockbuster end of the year for the UK games industry, with next-gen console sales approaching 1m in the territory alone.

NEW YEAR TOP 20

1. FIFA 14 (EA)
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
4. Battlefield 4 (EA)
5. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
6. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
8. Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft)
9. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
10. Gran Turismo 6 (Sony)
11. Batman: Arkham Origins (Warner Bros)
12. WWE 2K14 (2K Games)
13. Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
14. Killzone Shadow Fall (Sony)
15. Skylanders: Swap Force (Activision)
16. Knack (Sony)
17. Football Manager 2014 (Sega)
18: Disney Infinity (Disney)
19. Dead Rising 3 (Microsoft)
20. Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)

CHRISTMAS TOP 20

1. FIFA 14 (EA)
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
4. Battlefield 4 (EA)
5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
6. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
7. Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft)
8. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
9. Killzone Shadow Fall (Sony)
10. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
11. Gran Turismo 6 (Sony)
12. Batman: Arkham Origins (Warner Bros)
13. Skylanders: Swap Force (Activision)
14. WWE 2K14 (2K Games)
15. Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
16: Disney Infinity (Disney)
17: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
18. Football Manager 2014 (Sega)
19: Angry Birds: Star Wars (Activision)
20: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)

All data courtesy of UKIE/GfK Chart-Track

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Tags: Electronic Arts , UKIE , ea , fifa , christmas , gfk chart-track , new year , FIFA 14

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