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Snow > Gruff Men: Skyrim Is UK Xmas #1

I'm still waiting for per-platform breakdowns that will confirm the PC version of Skyrim is as number oney as the all-formats result is, but this we do know: Skyrim is officially the number one videogame in the Christmas UK chart, outselling every other game over the last seven days. That means eight years of Activision and EA Chrimbo-list dominance comes to end in one fell, dragon-based swoop.

Usually, a Call of Duty game squats grimly atop the chart at this time of year, as the nation's men-folk once again spend the festive season shooting lots of other men again and again and again. It seemed inevitable that the same would happen this year. But no: on the all-formats chart, Modern Warfare comes in at three, just behind the athletic spectre of Just Dance 3.

This year then, the all-formats number is all about Draugr bothering. I know we could all nitpick Skyrim until the mudcrabs come home, but this is a super-positive precedent to my mind: gamers at large don't just want to be spoon-fed the same thing year after year after all. (Well, they do a bit, just not as much as before.)

Eurogamer note that the last time a non-Acti or EA game pulled off this sales-based feat was 2002's GTA: Vice City. Bethesda HQ will be full of very happy bunnies today, I don't doubt. Skyrim 2 next year, then?

I'll update this with the PC-specific chart once I have details. Oh, and Chart-track say this week counts as the Christmas chart due to the day of Festivus falling on a Sunday.

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