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Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 2015 Christmas No.1

The latest Call of Duty doggedly refuses to abide by the established narrative of decline, with Black Ops III claiming this year’s Christmas No.1 title. Black Ops III remains the sixth COD to claim the festive crown. The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at cinemas was not enough …

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Star Wars Battlefront, and why the battle for Christmas No.1 has never been more important

It’s that time of the year again when MCV – and our competitors – start talking about who will be the Christmas No.1. Every 12 months we try, and fail, to get people to care. Sure, seeing the bookies make ridiculous odds on which game will make the top spot …

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FIFA and COD favourites to take Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is currently the bookies’ favourite to be this year’s Christmas No.1. Activision’s shooter currently has the highest odds, coming in at 6/4 from both Ladbrokes and William Hill, while Paddy Power gives Black Ops III an 11/8 chance of being the top game this …

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare crowned 2014’s UK Christmas No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty series has for the fifth time in UK history claimed the title of Christmas No.1. A 33 per cent jump in sales saw COD: Advanced Warfare overtake last week’s chart topper FIFA 15, which itself saw an eight per cent week-on-week jump in sales. It’s a …

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William Hill makes FIFA 15 the favourite for Christmas No.1

FIFA 15 is the early favourite to claim the Christmas No.1 crown, as per bookie William Hill. Videogamer reports that EA’s football game is 1/4 on, followed by Destiny (7/2) and Assassin’s Creed: Unity (7/1). It’s at that point that things get a little stranger with Lara Croft and the …

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Call of Duty odds-on for Christmas No.1

No game will come close to beating Call of Duty: Ghosts for Christmas No.1, say leading betting agencies. Activision’s FPS is currently No.1 ahead of next week’s festive charts, but only beat FIFA 14 by a mere 600 units. Paddy Power, which has stopped taking bets, has Call of Duty: …

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Call of Duty is bookies’ favourite for Christmas No.1

Fancy a flutter on a Friday afternoon? Bookies Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have revealed to MCV their contenders for the best-selling game this Christmas. Both firms are backing Activision FPS Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with FIFA 13 the favourite for second place. Other potential winners include Wii U …

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Modern Warfare 2 is UK’s Christmas No.1

There’s been no Rage Against The Machine-style upset in the video game charts, as Modern Warfare 2 easily takes 2009’s Christmas No. 1 spot in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack Top 40. The record-breaking FPSwas the runaway favourite to take the Christmas crown, and betting agency Paddy Power even started paying out …

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Xmas No.1 odds revealed

Online betting giant Paddy Power has backed Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II and FIFA 10 as mostly likely to snatch this year’s Christmas No.1, MCV can reveal. Activision’s modern-day first person shooter is the runaway favourite to top the charts with odds of 13/8, while Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II …

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